Reverb10, day 2

December 2 Writing.
What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?
(Author: Leo Babauta)



Remy took this picture of me facebooking/ checking my RSS reader on my iPod early (too early) one Saturday morning.

I'm surely not the first person to admit they have a (soft) addiction to the interwebs.

The thing is, facebook is my main source of socialization and that's important to me. Very important actually.

Reading other people's blogs? Is fun and would be an awesome way to socialize / network if I ever actually commented. But I don't. I read vicariously and lurk because my iPod app does not make it easy for me to comment (I'm definitely in the market for a new app, if anyone has suggestions. I use google reader, natch). I also follow WAY too many blogs to keep count of. Some I love. Some I follow because I like maybe every third post. The bigger point is, I feel like reading blogs that I'd never comment on is a waste of my time. Commenting would make me feel much better about the whole thing... And would help fuel my writing because I might gain more readers/ commenters here! Win/ win!

So, my answer to Leo's question is maybe slightly ironic, because his blog is huge enough that he doesn't even allow comments anymore. And while I'm definitely now inspired to do a blog-cull, I don't think I'll actually be cutting zen habits, because it is one of my favorite blogs and the insights I gain are well worth the three minutes of reading time. Even if I can't ever comment (except via twitter).