(photo credit to LL)
I'm envious of the people who say with a casual wave of the hand, "oh I haven't checked my email for a few days; call me if you need to get a hold of me" or " I haven't had the time to go online." It's just another reminder of how lacking in self-control I am with respect to time spent on the great and wonderful world wide web.
I have no idea if this means that these types of people have either more or less self-control than I overall but it seems they absolutely do in this area. They have a life to live and they live it FIRST and then fit the internet in afterwards. I tend in the opposite direction. The internet is a part of my life but it shouldn't be paramount.
It's true I do use the internet for lots of worth-while and productive things: freecycle, paying bills, allrecipes, answering random toddler-related questions, etc.. I don't think all social networks or blog-reading is to be avoided, just taken in moderation.
I make rules for myself but I'm having a difficult time keeping them. Isn't it funny how we're usually the first and quickest to break our own rules?