Hello blog. I miss you. The internet has changed. It stuffs my brain with short snippits of information multiple times a day now. I'm consuming more and receiving less nutritional value. I miss the solitude and quiet of simple information gathering on the internet a la 1998. Diaryland. Articles. Message boards that get updated only twice a day. With no flashing banner ads. Affording for time to think and absorb.
The solution is simple, I know: Choose the sites you visit differently.
Starting now, I'm going to start collection actual active blogs to add to my bookmarks. Blogs of people I truly care about. Blogs on subject matters that inspire me. Crafting blogs. Blogs of moms of newly adopted babies. Pages on the design aesthetics and user interfaces of automobile dashboards. You know. Things I actually care about.
And I'm gonna take a little break from facebook. Not talking facebook suicide. That's unnecessary in 99.9% of all cases. I think I need to just, you know, not visit for a while.
Facebook is fun. I like being able to keep up on folks while being ultimately lazy. I like living vicariously through other people's photos of their halloween parties and vacations and all that. But I feel all this has got me losing sight of the life I'm actually living. And the people and things that are within arm's reach. And it's got me losing sight of the life I want to live. With the hours I spend each week reading about the mundane things 247 other people are up to, I could be, oh I don't know. Doing stuff.
That said, I'm going to go head out to the fabric store for an A line skirt pattern.