A friend of mine recently challenged me to limit my time on the computer, outside of work, to one hour or less each day. He didn’t think I could do it for a month. So I’ve accepted the challenge, which means that I’ll probably be posting fewer entries on this site and I’ll definitely be reading fewer online magazines and newspapers.
Maybe that’s okay, though. I have a bunch of New Yorkers that have piled up on my nightstand, unread. And it seems the more time I spend online, the less able I am to read anything longer than a feature article.
Every time I post something on the site, Sara asks me how in the world I find the time to do it. I tell her, “When you’re asleep.” And it’s true: I stay up far too late for my health, and when I’m awake at 11 or midnight or one in the morning, I’m usually reading, usually online. Maybe I have a computer addiction.
So my month of self-imposed computer restraint has begun. Wish me luck?