Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lagging Online

Oh, Time. Where do you always run to?

It's been a few weeks since I've contributed anything new to this here blog, but believe me, it's not for lack of things to say. It's been for lack of a spare second to meander through this world of frivolity. And I'm glad to say, I know I'm not alone. Just today in a local paper, one of my favorite contributors, Kathleen O'Brien, mirrored my sentiment with this piece about "curating" (or lack thereof) her "online presence."

She wrote about a seminar she attended that pushed the idea that "people are judging you based on information on the Internet, so it's important to manage that." Whether you believe this to be true or not, you're right.

I know some people who work intently on honing a presence online and creating a pseudo-celebrity who is part reality, part fiction, all in the name of readers and being in the public eye (not that there's anything wrong with that). I'm in awe of these people. I mean, one would have to assume that their sole means of employment is something other than blogging, so anyone who finds time to keep updates current on top of the obligations of daily life is a marvel. I haven't been able to master that yet, and am in no rush to do so anyway. I just take one day at a time. Sometimes, that's all my hands can hold.

Like Kathleen, I find my to-do list to be ever-growing, even as things are checked off. I try to make it a point to push myself each day to accomplish things that others would find easy to postpone until tomorrow. My list in the last few weeks has grown in leaps and bounds, with some things that have been on there for months: Buy a dress for the reunion gala dinner. Speak with the architect about revisions to the house plans. Review those resumes before conducting the interviews this week. Make an appointment for a hair cut. Buy a birthday card. Book my business trip to Puerto Rico.

Update my blog.

While it sounds like I'm complaining, I'm not...not really. But I'm not apologizing, either. This blog is a fun thing for me, and I hope for you too, but in no way will it ever become more important than real life.

So...let's get off our computers now and do what we can to make today count. Our computers can wait.


chrissred said...

I totally agree with what you just blogged about, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels the same. Life is meant to be enjoyed more, then shared later. Imagine me with my 5 boys and a household to run... and other legal obligations to face nowadays. The computer will have to wait =) Thanks for the post, have a great week!

Irtiza104 said...

I agree that life is meant to be enjoyed. but i enjoy blogging and as i have a lot of spare time right now, i am working full time as a blogger now. feels great to be blogging.