Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Fives- Procrastination Nation

This week Paper Hangover ask the question
What are FIVE of your most distracting (procrastination-worthy) things (habits, websites, etc.) on the internet?

1. Facebook- I love connecting with friends and family on facebook. I do try to limit myself. I don't want to wake up one day and think that my novel isn't done because I was too busy keeping up on the lives of friends from high school.

2. Blogs- I love blogging but I also love reading and commenting on other people's blogs. In my mind reading and commenting is part of being a good blogger. Sometimes even if I don't have a blog post for the day I will still try to go and read/comment on other blogs.

3. Gmail- I check my email.

4. Twitter- I recently got a Twitter account. I did so despite knowing it could be a distraction from writing but I like connecting with other writers on Twitter.

5. Swagbucks- I've been thinking of making a sign that says "Will work for Amazon gift cards". I heard about this site from Emily's Reading Room. Basically the site rewards points for things you probably already do on the internet-search, buying groupons, using coupons, playing games- and you can trade those points in for prizes, like Amazon gift cards.


Holly Dodson said...

Our lists are strikingly similar. lol :D

Alicia Gregoire said...

I should really invest in Swagbucks. *sigh* Another shiny.

Michael L. Martin Jr. said...

Oooh! Swagbucks! Never heard of it before. Adding to my collection of distractors.

Christine Murray said...

I never heard of Swagbucks...I must check it out.

Scribal Goddess said...

Oh no, Swagbucks! I'm also adding it... shiny Amazon giftcards... *drool*

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Blogging is my distraction...

Erin L. Schneider said...

Hadn't heard of that's a good thing my boss is out today for the long weekend.
I'm so not working today!

Jen Daiker said...

Wow it appears we have the same pattern. I wonder if it should be part of the package for writers.

Writers Package
Will include:
Plenty of Procrastination

Christina Lee said...

1-4 oh yeah, the SAME. *sigh*

Lindsay N. Currie said...

I'm so distracted by things like Twitter. BEA was really distracting too. . . I kept thinking about all of those ARCs that people were nabbing *sigh*

Meredith said...

Clearly, I have to look into Swagbucks. Because I definitely need ANOTHER procrastination tool. :)

The Kid In The Front Row said...

The first four that you mentioned --- basically I just keep alt-tabbing for like 14 hour periods at a time... no work is done, no social networking is really done either, I'm just opening and closing various windows non-stop again and again and then eventually I will die and be put out of this misery!