Saturday, August 16, 2008

In Which I Start Something New

I've noticed a problem with my computer habits since I've started blogging.

On days that I work when I'm tied to my desk, I spend my time blogging. Between calls, I devote my time to reading and commenting on blogs, responding to comments, and writing new entries to post here. I enjoy the interaction and conversations among the friends I've met here.

I have no problem with my blogging habits on those days.

On days that I have off, however, I find myself hovering around my computer, refreshing my feed reader for new entries, constantly afraid that I'll miss something or be late in responding to a comment.

I've come to realize that, frankly, that habit is quite ridiculous.

While I thoroughly enjoy the blogs that I read, I shouldn't be spending the time off that I have in front of a computer screen. I should be out enjoying my time, doing whatever that activity may interest me.

That said, I'm no longer going to focus on blogging on the weekends. I'm going to unplug and enjoy my time. If I don't leave a comment on an entry or respond to your comment for a few days, I'm not ignoring you. Life is too short to spend it at a computer all the time.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend, and I'll see you on Monday!


scatterbrain said...

Sensible! Well-balanced! I've been cutting down recently as well.

Actually, you're rather unusual in that you respond to all the comments. I won't mind if you don't respond to all my comments Badass(I'm quite used to my chatter being ignored).

Must say that I really enjoy reading everybody elses' comments on here, it sometimes feels a bit like a party.

Lola said...

Oh, Badass, you know you're gonna take a peek or two. You can check in with me if you need a fix, and I'll keep your secret, I promise.

Have a good weekend, my friend.

KT said...

You need to force yourself to stop. STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER, BADASS!

Wednesday after emailing, and working, and crackberry messaging, and blogging...I thought my brain was going to explode.

I made a promise to myself. When my girls are with me, between the hours of 6PM (usually when we arrive home) and whenever they go to bed (no later than 9PM), no blackberry or PC allowed. At all.

And I promised myself that Friday nights I would not open the laptop.

I also stayed away most of today!!!

And I'm a little more relaxed.


Heather said...

I typically don't blog or check blogs on the weekends either unless I have nothing else to do, or am trying to procrastinate doing something I don't want to do, like clean the house.

enthalpymama said...

I'm a Sunday - Thursday blogger, or at least that is my intention. My addiction does sometimes seep into the weekends, but not too much. I very much! appreciate it when you stop by, but if I only wrote for comments I would have stopped by now (smile).

scatterbrain said...

Please pardon me BAG - I'm being rude using your blog to let enthalpymama know I'm not able to comment on her blog, as there's no "Name/URL" option for me to do so, as there is on yours. The same goes for lola - I've often been frustrated when I've wanted to comment on her blog.

Maybe you could instruct them as to what is required to open up the comments section in their admin? They must be missing out on plenty of comments.

I see you managed to unplug yourself successfully:-)

Moonspun said...

As one who could only recently blog at home, I've been a weekday blogger only. Sometimes I wish I could do something on the weekends, but most often, I am glad I can't. It's a good separation.
You, Badass, are amazing in commenting on other people's blogs and commenting on OUR comments. One of a kind in that area, I know.
Enjoy those unplugged weekends. You deserve them! :-)

Employee No. 3699 said...

I'm with you on that, BAG. Thus my comment being on the afternoon.

Badass Geek said...

Scatterbrain: I enjoy responding to comments. I want people to feel like they are being recognized for what they said.

Lola: I did check my e-mail a few times, yes. But I didn't check on any other blogs.

KT: The Boss was glad that I unplugged this weekend. I spent more time with her than with my laptop for a change.

Heather: I generally don't have anything better to do on the weekends, but I felt the need to just get away from it all this time.

Enthalpy Mama: Blogging is very much of an addiction. I can't get enough!

Moonspun: Since I work from home, I'm always available to blog during my work week. I spend so much time at my desk that by the end of the week, I want nothing to do with my computer for a few days.

Employee No 3699: I'm just following in your footsteps.

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