I survived 21 days without our laptop. I deserve a medal! No, that’s too much… a high-five?
It’s not like I was completely internet-free. I still had my phone, and when I worked I could use the computer there. But it just wasn’t the same. I have stuff on my laptop that I don’t have access to anywhere else.
Things like the collection of GIFs I’ve slowly been accruing – work blocks pretty much all GIF-y things except for reactiongifs. And like my “2013 Book Stats” Excel file, which I use every year to keep track of how many books and pages I’ve read. And all my Favorites saved on IE. And it’s a pain in the ass to read and comment on blogs on my phone, so that only happened on work days. JUST SO MANY THINGS I MISSED.
it was kind of nice to be forced to take a break from being online so much at home. Don’t get me wrong – I really, really missed being able to hop online for an hour or two and read blogs and whatnot. It would take SO MUCH TIME to clear 500+ unread blog posts out of Googlereader once a week at work. But at the same time, it was like a vacation – I could only do most internet-y things at work, so those 3 to 4 days off had a lot more time dedicated to reading and hanging out with the honeyman than normal. And that was awesome.
Now that I have the laptop back, I’m going to try not to burn myself out on internet time. I read a lot of blogs – seriously you guys, I’m there reading your posts. But sometimes I’m too rushed or lazy to comment – I’ll try to get better about at least clicking “Like” buttons or something so you know I’ve been there! I’m going to focus on spending more time commenting on my favorite blogs, and only commenting when I actually have something to contribute on all the others. I might also start only writing reviews while I’m at work, because that frees up blog-reading time during my days off, and it gives me something to do at work that keeps me awake. What I’m saying is that having a break away from the internet had its perks, and I’m going to try to maintain some sense of balance there now that I have it back.
ANYWAYS I need to get off the computer soon, because tomorrow is Harry Potter post day and I haven’t even started Order of the Phoenix yet. Hopefully I can read the whole section today. Just wanted to let you know that I now have full internet access again, so hopefully you’ll see me around a bit more!
Thanks for putting up with me 🙂