Sunday, November 08, 2009

How The Train Derails

I've realized that I spend a LOT of time on the internet. I don't think that's a bad thing, per se, but sometimes I get on there and before I know it, I wind up on a website and have no idea how I go to it. It's not even remotely related to the information I sat down to research and I find that if I don't write down what I was originally there to look up, I have no idea where I started.

For instance, today's time on the web started with an email I got from Darren Rowse's site,
ProBlogger. He's always got such great information. But as I started clicking on titles that were of interest to me, I found that I was all over the place; saving pages, cutting and pasting, creating new folders on my desktop to save stuff in.

Then, before I knew it, I was on Darren's
other site, Digital Photography School. Oh, I love this site! The tips and tutorials, the camera information, the reader photographs. I can't count how many hours I've lost here.

Then I remembered a site I wrote down from a magazine I was reading a few days ago; another
makeup tutorial site. Not nearly as good as Kandee's, but it still took me some time to check it out. Chalk up a few more minutes wasted.

After that, I remembered that I recently discovered Stumble Upon. I'm sure many of you already know what Stumbling is all about but I didn't. Oh, I heard about it briefly from Ed (probably during one of his geek re-con sessions) but didn't pay much attention at the time. So I decided to Stumble and found this. And even though I'm not much of a geek, I found quite a bit of it to be interesting.

After that, I decided to Stumble a little more. How much damage could I do, right? Well, then shit, I found this list. That kept me busy for....well, so long that I'm too embarrassed to tell you. Let's just say it was a long time. Clicking and reading, reading and clicking. I think the day turned into night during that little clicking session. I swear I saw moonlight.

And that my friends (boy, John McCain really ruined the use of those two words for most of the world. I can't even hear them without thinking of that delusional decrepit old man.) is how my train derailed. Not that it's a big surprise, since it's sort of the way I think (and talk); I start on one thing, which reminds me of something else which I have then have touch on a bit before it goes into the next subject and before you know it, I'm talking about toothpaste for twenty minutes with my best friend.

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Good Thing He Didn’t PAINT This On His Truck
Red Snap
Convexly Jackson
Marriage Criterion


Leigh Hutchens Burch said...

Ohh, StumbleOn is fun! It's about to make me late for work. :)

What is the list?! The link didn't work.

I'm obviously a sucker for internet distraction, too.

all things bradbury said...

omg, i am the same way!!!!....i get goin on one thing and then left turn off into a completely different direction.....your blog is a great always include so many good links that i have to check out and they, inturn, have other links, and before i know it i'm miles away and sometimes forget to come back and comment on the so see, it's basically your fault if you don't get crazy, all the information you can find on here....i remember one time brad and i were trying to get his older cousin interested in the internet...we were explaining to her that she could find information and people to chat with about any variety of subjects and we entered "ear lint" in the search line, just as a goof....and holy a hundred and fifty hits came up!!!

all things bradbury said... amber commented, the "this list" link didn't work for me either.....can you send it again,.....don't wanna miss anything!!

The Daily Rant said...

I fixed the link!