Internet Sabbatical

I recently realized that I spend too much time online (this isn’t a new thing, I’ve noticed it before.) Those previous attempts don’t seem to have worked, however. So, this time I’m making more drastic changes.

I’m getting offline. Homework and communication with friends/family will still take place, so the internet will be utilized. However, the time spent online needs to reflect its priority in my life. Wife, art, motorcycle… no where in there is a computer mentioned.

I’m not the only one

I recently read this article by Ev Bogue. In it he talks about his relationship with the internet and the services found there. He recently took a month-long sabbatical from the internet. Though he was scared to do so, it revitalized his life. His new goal is to set up his internet business so that it doesn’t need him in order to run. Then he can get offline for as long as he might desire.

The future of this site

I love writing. I love working on this site. However, I don’t seem to be any good at writing and keeping a healthy focus on the things that are most important to me.

And so, I’m taking a sabbatical. During that time I’ll plan out what the future of Adventure-Some looks like. There are already ideas for new articles, a new layout, and (perhaps most importantly) a new posting schedule.

Let me know what you would like to see in Adventure-Some two-point-oh!

6 thoughts on “Internet Sabbatical

  1. Marlon @ productivity bits says:

    I love embracing change…change is always positive. I did something like a sabbatical – albeit, small-scale, mini one. I did this last winter. I have a full time job and personal life and other activities I am involved with. I felt that I am spreading myself thin. My blog has been an important part of my professional life. But the time it requires for maintenance was becoming a burden – I could not maintain it alone. That is why I asked for help – I’m glad few people have come to help me with their guest-posts. Plus I stopped being tied with my “post schedule”. Blogging experts say your blog is all about the readers; and that if you promise them a schedule you have to stick with it. But that didn’t work for me. Few times I felt I was writing because I had to, not because I love to. I still maintain the schedule (twice a week), but what changed is that I no longer force myself to write something if I don’t feel like to.

    • Matthew says:

      I noticed that you have recently had a number of guest posts. That is an avenue that I hadn’t considered previously and might have to look into it.

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