I’m seriously torn by my current lack of internet ever since Verizon went on strike. Yes, they’re back to work, and whether the employees ever got what they were after I never bothered to look into. What I do know is the customer service is that same… horrible quality we know and love. I’m still without internet and still can’t seem to get a hold of anyone to help solve this.
I’m torn, however, because I seem to be so much more productive without the internet. The book is in it’s third draft about to be fourth. I have written several press releases, figured out exactly what I want for the cover design, gotten a handle on several different avenues for promotion, finally found an artist whom I am almost positive will prove reliable, established quite a few contacts in different areas of importance and a whole bunch more in a very short amount of time since losing my internet.
At the end of the day, the internet is pretty much vital to modern living. At least it is in my opinion. Yet, it seems to always degrade into a lack of focus because there’s SO MUCH stuff out there. I’m debating on whether I really want the internet back up. On the one hand it makes updates and what not so much easier than dropping by a friend’s house to use his internet every time I need to post. On the other, what have I really been posting other than movie reviews and the occasional poem? I spend so much time trying to keep myself out there that the real project that matter were suffering. Wouldn’t it better to just focus on the book and have actual stuff to present to everyone?
In short, the answer is no, you need to be on the internet to succeed and you need to be on it frequently. I suppose there’s a bit of nostalgia in sitting by candle light and penning your masterpiece and having something tangible to share with people in a romantic setting. Today it’s more like you’re just trying to hurry up and feed the starving beast that is the internet so you’re not forgotten. I don’t like the idea of being a slave to anything.
At the same time I’ve made some great friends on here that live too far away to ever see so jumping online is how I stay in touch.
I suppose there in lies the bigger lesson, what’s the point of being productive without people to share it with? Isn’t that worth the effort of keeping focused and not drowning in the sea of the internet? Yeah. So, I guess the key is to NOT become a slave to anything, including your own desire to work.
Looks like I just figured out my goal sitting here writing to you, imagine that. I need to find that happy medium between cranking out the projects and keeping in touch with the people that enjoy my work.
Easier said than done, but nothing ever gets done until you start doing it and you don’t do anything until it becomes aware to you that it is in need of doing soooo…. I guess we’ll get started.