Stop reading and start Blogging

An advice I will give myself today and those planning to make a living blogging.

The Internet can be a tremendous time waster. Links goes from one page to another, before you know it hours are burnt.

If ever there is a way to add up all those hours spent reading online, it woudn’t be surprise I spent a good portion of my last 10 years doing just that.

A typical scenario often starts off as follows:

  • Proceed online with a valid objective in mind (say research for a topic, school report).
  • A quick search revealed a number of results which are successively opened in windows (now tabs).
  • Upon reading each result, more windows/tabs are sprawned from links within the page.
  • Slowly, topic began to drift from related, to fairly related, to distantly related, to unrelated.
  • Attention, interest level raises which drives more reading.
  • More reading


Bet I’m not the only one with the problem. How do you deal with it?

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1 Comment »

  1. Ted Dziuba said

    I have simply accepted the fact that once I start on the internet, I remain on the internet until moved by an external force (hunger, bathroom, ninja attack).

    Such is the problem with the blogosphere – there are just too many opinions to read. You start with one blog, which has a link to another, and so on. Before you know it, you’re writing comments on some guy’s blog post that is completely unrelated to the information you set off to find in the first place. Oh…wait…. :-\

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