If you’re a regular reader, you may be wondering what in blazes happened and where the devil is yesterday’s Forum Friday? Or you may not be. But ‘what in blazes’ and ‘where the devil’ are fun expressions, and everybody should use them more often.
To answer the questions you may or may not be asking, I say this: I was offline. Not by choice, you understand: because a neighbor cut the wrong wire and with it the telephone, internet, and every channel on television but ABC.
So here I am, delayed and apologetic, but with a (belated) Forum Friday question inspired by recent events: When was the last time you REALLY went without internet for a day– and (if applicable) how did it impact your productivity?
I am thinking in terms of writing, at least for myself: yesterday I was unable to access my blog and do my regular post; to respond to messages in my inbox; to access Twitter (not that I’m a chirpy chickadee, but I was going to mention that if I get one more ‘like’ on Facebook I unlock a set of spiffy analytics); to watch John Oliver cover for Jon Stewart (fully unrelated to writing, but missed nonetheless); to reference the thesaurus or online dictionary; to back my files and progress via Dropbox.
All in all, it was good for me: I had less distractions and was able to better focus on singular tasks like revising/polishing and reading. My current read, by the way, is American Gods by Neil Gaiman and you should go pick it up right now because IT IS AMAZING.
How about you? Tell us about your experience!