its an obsession with me i think. i cant go without my daily fix of the internet-especially when im away from my friends or am on holidays.but to answer your question- could i just up and walk away from the computer...i think if i didnt have sumthing to come back to yes i could..
Sitting in Michael's Lap
In the almost three years since Passions began, there appears to be something of a cycle. Long periods will pass as I struggle in the background, and then - boom - everything will come together and a LOT of different things actually happen. New software for the forums. A major update at the main site. A new web site, like 100-poems.com or poetry-magazine.com. Everything seems to happen all at once, I spend a few weeks (or longer) fighting bugs and forest fires - and then the cycle begins anew.
I think, in the next few weeks, there's going to be a big boom. All these balls I'm currently juggling will find a permanent home, though I'm sure there will also be a settling period of several weeks (fighting those dang bugs). And I've already decided there will NOT be a new cycle beginning until at least the end of summer. I'm ready for some kick-back time, maybe a bit of traveling time, and a whole lot of writing time.
So, yea, that feeling definitely arises. It just takes me a while to do something about it.
honestly, if I didn't have Passions to come to.....I wouldn't be on at all. Ok, well, I'd play the card games, but as far as on line stuff.......Nope. Sometimes though, I walk away just for the break it gives me.....
Member Rara Avis
The Shores of Alone
After 2 years online now, I find cycles coming up. Never very long, but there are times when for a week or so I just don't want to use the computer at all. I think it may be just fatigue, cause otherwise, I love being on here. I did go on a so called vacation last year, and had to walk 2 miles for internet access, and I DID it, just to email a few friends. So I guess that constitutes addicted Sandra
Well... sometimes I get too many things to do and I have to take time off of the puter for awhile, and it really kills me to be away from my friends... but sometimes I would like to take a break from my online duties (the lazy side of me, I guess).
"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli
Many is the time that I'm working away, or more to the point, playing away my day on the comp when I stop, look at the keyboard, look at the monitor, look at my bookcase.....and read. If'n I was more acclimated, insane, or if it was a wee bit cooler than 110 F, I would probably go exploring...lots of foothills and small mountains in this area, as well as gullies, saddles, washes and trails.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
haha acire.. ^_^ Mm, when I get ripped away from the computer without warning I fell completely cut off from civilisation.. but of course I don't spend my entire life on it.. my eyes won't let me! Yeowch..
At one point in my life, yes ... the online world had become an obsession, and I was spending my every spare moment (and no few moments that I didn't have to spare) on the Internet.
As it is now, however, I think I would be hard pressed to stay interested in the computer for a solid hour unless I were writing something or playing one of the insipid games that I am so famous for becoming addicted to.
Member Rara Avis
Err.. Turn it off? LOL! I do every day after the several hours I spend on here. I actually turned it off and took a nap today. Look where that got me! LOL! I'm back on, and its 5:30 am here! I could turn it off for a few days, but not permanently. I would also say that I have it under control now more than ever. At first, I wasn't even spending time outside my home with friends and family as much as I should have because I was on line. Now my obsession is my writing. What do I do about that I wonder.
THere is nothing on the television, and besides at least here I am reading poetry, using my brain. Some times on those sunny days, yes then I step outside but not for long in case Roger my computer misses me. I am not spending too much time at my computer AM I?
"Here I am in prison,here I am with a ball and chain There is whiskey in the jar-o" Traditional irish song.
Yes, and I should but for decades I had no adult to talk with, I stayed in the house and didn't have any social interaction at all and when I started writing it was looking at myself for the first time. The interaction at Passions has given me feedback and made me feel not so alone. I don't spend as much time but I don't think I could ever go back to being completely without my unseen friends!
"It's easier to kill love than to nurture it" Fred Hardesty