The Internet is Destroying Me

Today I’m guest-posting over at the inimitable Ken Mueller’s blog: Inkling Media. Ken is an expert in all things social media, as well as an internet friend I’ve had the fortune of meeting a few times for real-life coffee. Here’s an excerpt from today’s post, just to get your taste buds ignited:

Before I came to the yurt for my four-day writer’s retreat, I thought it was solitude that would lead me to production. I imagined that getting away from my daily routine for a few days would put me on the path to uber-productivity.

And the last twenty-four hours have seen many words amble on to the page. I read more last evening and so far today than I have read in the last month. But I’ve also realized that my personal enemy of productivity is not people.

It’s the internet.

The picture today is of a yurt, much like the one I stayed in last week. Other than that, you’ll have to go to Ken’s site to get the rest of the story.

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If this is your first time here, have a look around.

If you’re a writer, you might like
Why Aspiring to be Published is a Dangerous Goal

If you enjoy thoughts on postmodern religion, you might like
Why Tolerance is not a Christian Response

If you’d like to read the story of how I left my day job (ie went broke) and became a full time writer, you might like
Falling Through


3 Replies to “The Internet is Destroying Me”

  1. Shawn, I hear yurts are incredibly popular in Mongolia. ;) Also, I hear most everything the nomads eat is made from mare’s milk. Did you happen to consume copious amounts of horse milk while yurting it up?

    I kid, of course: a writer’s retreat seems awesome. I suspect with me it would take at least 24 hours to get over Internet withdrawal before I could be productive.

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