Do You Have Days That Seem To Just Blur By Online and Offline?
Do you have days that seem to blur by online and offline? Do you feel like the day ended and you really didn’t participate in it fully? Maybe because it is October and the days are getting shorter that it feels that way to me these past few days. Or could it be from being everywhere all the time online and in person?
My days usually start around 3-5 a.m. I just can’t sleep anymore most mornings so I get up. And the first thing I do is glance at the Droid and see what is new as I walk downstairs to turn on the laptop and the coffee maker. It really is my favorite time of the day. Very peaceful unless my son has left his TV on downstairs to sleep by. Then as 7 a.m. crawls upon me it’s race time to finish up my latest project and get ready for the day job. How many places do you visit online each a.m.? Is this why time seems to blur by online each day? (Years ago it was spent watching TV news with coffee first thing in the a.m.)
Places I visit Online Each Morning
- Email – Both Yahoo and Gmail
- Twitter – Multiple Accounts
- Facebook – And multiple Facebook Pages
- Blogs – Here and There
- Stumble Upon – Not daily but several times weekly
- Squidoo- Not every day but lately working it more and still learning my way through it
- Weather – Sometimes check to see what the days’ weather will bring
- WSJ, CNN, Huffington Post, The Drudge Report and local news to check news briefly but not every a.m.
- Scoop.it – Not as often as I’d like
- Pinterest – Almost Daily
- HerSocialNetwork – Several times weekly
- The Sits Girls – Not as often as I’d like
- Blog Engage – Another great community
Around 5 a.m. Twitter friends are getting up and tweets start to fly.
— DrDogs247 (@DrDogs247) October 3, 2012
And then the dreaded 7 a.m. time comes and it’s time to move faster and by 7:30 panic arrives as I jump into the shower. The day seems to start to blur by online on my Droid as I dry my hair and multi-task. How many things do you do at once while you are on Twitter or Facebook?
I was never late before until I started working our online sites and blogging. I used to be early for work. Now I’m on time or late most day. Then of course I’m online at work where I visit LinkedIn and WSJ and news on the industry and accounts I handle.
Lunch time is back to block commenting and the social sites. I do take a day or two a week off to walk or sometimes have a meeting and then the pressure is really on. That means catch up time is needed. More hours at night. And the night begins to blur by online too. Before you know it is bedtime.
I found this fitting quote that may mean technology has NOT made time go by faster:
An Old Quote
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
What do you think? Has technology and social sites made our days blur by online?