Have you ever kept track of how much time you spend on the computer each day? The past few weeks or so I am sure I must be averaging around 4 hours (around 2 hours in the evening and about another 2 hours late at night).
Not all of this time has been surfing the web. Besides checking email at 3 different areas daily, it has involved a large number of hours getting set up in one ring site or another. And of course, nothing ever goes smoothly. Just when you think you have the hang of something that is when everything goes wrong and you have to start all over and spend that much more time doing it.
Like this past Friday night for instance. I spent 2 hours trying to get the piece about my January journal posted to the blog. Whenever I am going to add a new article I compose it first offline in Word, fiddle with any photos in my imaging software and then I will go online and paste into the blog. Sounds fairly simple right? You expect to be in and out in a few minutes. Well I don’t know what it was that time, but I know it took forever to make that post take. Talk about being FRUSTRATED!
Well hopefully I am getting close to having everything set up right in all of the right places and can cut back on the computer time and spend more time in the studio. I don’t know how some of you manage to do all of the things that you do (work full-time, teach, travel, make quilts, manage a household, surf the web and write a blog) just to name a few things. I remember what it was like before I “retired” 4 ½ years ago. Now I have just about all the time (but not money) in the world and still have trouble getting some things done. (I can hear you all now “Drag your butt away from the computer and blah, blah, blah”). LOL
I intend to do that right now!
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