I’m procrastinating again.
I can tell. I follow a particular pattern in my procrastination.
First, I get out the work I need to do. Today, I must prep math lessons in powerpoint and develop a promotional flyer for the school’s afterschool math club in April.
I then leave the laptop and the curriculum and the file for the afterschool math club on the table and go pour a glass of wine. Then I get online to check my email and Facebook account activity. I change my status message at Facebook, read the one email I have on Facebook, delete all the messages I received in my yahoo inbox from Freecycle.org and then I go read what all my bloggy friends have written since Friday.
I get distracted responding to their posts.
I then play The Blogroll Game. This is the game I created for myself to keep myself from being completely productive and to keep myself from using technology efficiently. I go to a bloggy friend’s blog read all their stuff. Maybe I’ll leave a comment, but then I check out their blogroll.
This gets me in big trouble every time. I lose hours of productivity and fall further behind in life as the result. It’s a great game!
Today I was over at Zeus’ blog, “On Becoming A Universal and Narcissistic God” and after reading his most recent post, which admittedly was way over my little head, I checked out his blogroll. Personally, I love checking out his blogroll (hee!hee!) any chance I can get, but it usually discourages me because he has some great bloggers listed there. Oh well, when I grow up I want to be like them.
Anyway…today…by chance I clicked on the blog Zeus had listed as Dad’s House. (I was actually heading toward CMajor7’s blog, because reading him also makes me happy or at least want to move away from here, but got distracted.) If you are a single parent or even a single post-marriage individual in your late thirties or forties, you need to check this blog out. His blogroll is amazing and will connect you to others who are dealing with the same parenting/dating quandaries we all seem to experience at this stage of the game. David Mott’s posts are entertaining, well written and have just enough substance to them that you can do something with it and not be completely overwhelmed (unlike my own posts. Oh well, I want to be like David Mott when I grow up too, so there).
Join me in The Blogroll Game and procrastinate away!
Okay, now that I’ve frittered 90 good minutes away in cyberworld, I think I can finally get to work…hah! Maybe.