I am really happy about the Internet, I have just switched to Hellas OnLine which means I have a fiber optic connection. The line has taken a long time to place because Chania sits on a huge hard rock. A great place to live when an earthquake trembles through, but not so good for digging ditches and laying underground cables. The wait has been worth it.
I enjoy being able to get in touch with my friends around the world whenever I wish. I also enjoy making new friends. And I enjoy researching. The only problem is that I have an interest in so many things that I'll follow just about any link that pops up if I think I can learn something new.
So I am really getting to understand my characteristic behaviors and there definitely exist some that need a bit of change.
The looming bad habit is my penchant for signing up for free newsletters. Pretty much any button that says 'free' in reach of a mouse click does get clicked. I've notice my work weeks go like this.
I sit down with a coffee frappe and good intentions for creative writing. I end up signing up for a lot of newsletters and widgets. The next week I end up unsubscribing because I will never read nor use most of my newly collected items from the Net.
Not only that, I feel badly for the people I am "unsubscribing from." What if I hurt their feelings? I don't want to do that, so if the number of subscribers or followers are noted I keep anything with less than 100 subscribers, I don't keep anything with more than 1000 subscribers and the rest I debate about.
Well, today is Monday. I wonder what weird behavioral quirk will rear its ugly head next.
(first published in eblog titled "Dissected Dreams, Deliberated Decisions")