When I cancelled my cable, I figured it would be a pretty green move in that I’d be using less energy to power my television every night. But as of late, rather than read a book or listen to music after dinner, I’ll check and recheck e-mail, browse iTunes, get my daily fixes of Perez, Cute Overload and Go Fug Yourself (not to mention all the green blogs, of course) and generally muck about on Facebook.
While e-mail is undeniably important for keeping in touch with friends and blogging allows me to interact with people from across the world, make invaluable connections and learn about everything from the green advantages of homemade funnels to solar cooking, there’s a lot of time I spend on the Internet doing absolutely nothing.
So as of today, I’m going to try to restrict my after-dinner time on the computer: I’ll allow myself a couple hours to update Green as a Thistle if I haven’t been able to do so during the day, as well as some time to check in on all the relevant blogs, ie. the ones that don’t revolve around celebrity gossip or puppies.
Exceptions will also be made if I’m expecting an important e-mail or working overtime — but for the most part, I’m going to try, try, TRY to cut back on the superfluous surfing. So if you see me updating my status on Facebook for the fifth time in two hours, call me on it.