Every month I make a remark in my income blog reports about how I need to focus more on my writing and blogs in order to increase my income online. The problem with me is that I let lots of things distract me and stop me from spending as much time working as I should do.
Maybe if I document them in this post then they will somehow sink into my brain and I’ll realise I need to stop doing them as much as I do know.
4. Checking My Emails
How often do you check your emails? I check my account all the time pretty much. I leave my email client open the entire time I’m at the computer so that I am notified when a new email comes in.
I never used to be like that about a year ago. I would only check my emails twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.
3. Messing about on Twitter
Ah Twitter. I have often called it “the lite version of Facebook with out the games and annoying applications”. While I don’t spend as much time on it than I do with Facebook, it is still way too much. I have two accounts.
Some of the tweets are kind of useful as they contain links to my blog posts, but probably a lot more of them are just pointless updates about my private life that nobody gives a hoot about.
2. Reading blogs & web sites
I will often say that when I am looking for inspiration for blog posts I will check out other blogs for ideas. This has manifested itself into something worse. I will read hundreds a day and will even check out many news sites as well as Wikipedia.
I find that I am no longer looking for ideas and instead I am just soaking up pointless information. For example why would I need to know that North Korea has a US boat on display that they captured in the late 1960s?
1. Playing games on Facebook
Oh Facebook is the worst thing to happen to me ever. I must spend hours every day on that bloody site playing those pointless games and talking to people that I don’t really have much in common with.
In fact I often find that I will stop in the middle of writing an article in order to pop into Facebook and have a couple of goes on a pool game or a wrestling game. This then turned into a couple of hours.
Is there anything that you feel you spend too much time online doing instead of working? Why not let me know in a comment? 🙂