Today’s daily prompt is: How much of the day are you plugged in? Do you consciously set aside offline time, or does it happen whenever it happens?
Well for me, it’s an in and out relationship. I spend about an hour watching videos and reading blogs. Then I do whatever I have to, usually cooking. Then around four to six I spend another hour on my blog. I also enjoy some web surfing when I have time and nothing to do. I also work on the laptop, so that is another hour or two, and sometimes I organize and edit pictures. And I watch shows and movies on the laptop too. Usually I watch one or two documentaries a day. So that ads up to at least five hours, if not more. Wow. I just realized that myself.
I don’t have a smartphone, or a tablet, so I’m not connected 24/7 . I guess that’s a bit better. And I don’t have Facebook either.
But to be honest, I love the internet. I love reading other people’s blogs, or watch vlogs, read interesting or quirky ideas, watch cool shows or movies, all of that. And I love that the whole world’s opinions can be connected and if we would all use this a little more responsibly and thoughtfully, we could change the world, we could crush those barriers that make us slaves on our own planet. We could share ideas, data and even blueprints to invent something incredibly useful together, as some people already are doing this. We can arrange meetings and conventions for people who care about the same things as we do.
But even if you’re not thinking in such a big picture; you can find someone all across the planet who might be thinking the same thing as you. Maybe you didn’t know how to put it in words, and then you just run into it. And it is everything you wish for at that moment. You may be depressed, and than find someone who is a complete stranger, who could brighten your day only because he/she is online and posted whatever he/she did. I know that whenever I’m a little off, I go to my favourite sites and I will always find someone who resonates with me. And because of that I made lots of good friends on the internet. And I hope to continue finding more and more friends via this blog also. So if you ever come here and feel like you’re resonating with me, don’t be afraid to comment. I’m looking forward to a good conversation.
See you soon!