If you like this post, you can read the rest of my Distractions!
Since I am a little bit more than a recreational blogger, trying to eek out some sort of existence as one might call a tentblogger, I spend a great amount of time looking up other blogs, comparing and contrasting mine to theirs, looking for new insights, ideas or technical knowledge that can in some way or another make my own blogs better than their current status.
Unfortunately, the blogosphere is a perpetual wasteland, where I must dig and claw and get lost in the mayhem to find content that is actually beneficial, which is like a record company sorting through a hundred demos to try to find a band with something new to bring to the table.
What this means that I can find myself having completely wasted a couple hours without even blinking on pointless blogs that get me absolutely nowhere that I’m trying to go and then I’m behind schedule!
Sure, I have picked myself up a few good laughs at a comic here and there and I may have picked up some tidbits on the seven (count them, there are always exactly seven) steps to being a good leader at the fill in the blank part of your life that needs improving.
What it really means is that if it was not specifically scheduled into my routine, that I have wasted precious hours on what I had planned for that day, making less time for the things that I have decided are my priorities.
The easy solution is not always the one that I make because I always like to put my attention toward that bright and shiny thing that I just saw, like a child who got a new bottle of bubbles. What I would like to try doing is when I run across a new blog that I would like to check out, I will make a bookmark of it and set it aside for a special time when I can look through such material as I have time.
Yes, that even includes this blog! I think it would be wiser to set aside a specific part of my day for reading such content so that I am focused on it, which means that I will get more out of that content and it won’t distract me from other things that are important in my day!
This is not saying that blogs or other writings are not important, they are very important, otherwise I wouldn’t be doing this! It means that if it is done casually it can distract you from more important things (your walk with God, your family, your friends, your job, etc.) when it isn’t in it’s proper place.
Would you consider putting a “blog reading” time on your schedule to help you become an undistracted Christian?