(No, this is not one of those posts where the blogger apologizes for a long gap between posts, and makes lame excuses about whatever was keeping her from posting.)
Have you read those stories in the newspapers about how the Internet and social media Web sites are making us dumber? And how we need to engage more with people in real life to be happier and saner people? (Is saner even a word?)
If people have an Internet addiction, they probably have other addictions too. Alcohol and drug addiction. Love and sex addiction. Food addiction. Or gambling addiction.
(I don’t get gambling. Do you need to win the first time to get hooked? I just can’t get addicted to losing money.)
I know about this because I am an expert on the Internet. Get help, people addicted to the Internet.
Have a little self-control. Put down your laptop. Put down your iPhone. Read a book. Watch a movie. Cook. Play with your child. Clean your house.
I want to stop reading dumb stories about the Internet in the newspapers. (You know who you are, cough, The New York Times.)
Yes, arrange play dates for the child and do loads of solo parenting.
Notice Five has contagious infection. Sanitize all objects and surfaces. Wait on Five, hand and foot, for days on end, while he languishes with (and possibly milks) infection, likely obtained at school. (Aka, the toxic source of plague.)
Obsess over Gulf oil spill and feel powerless.
This post is like the roundabout scene in "National Lampoon's European Vacation". Hey look, kids! There's Big Ben!
Also, I don't get roundabouts. Not that there are huge roundabouts in NZ. (And I'm still confused by NZ's dumb give-way rule. So dumb.)
Recently, I read an interview with Woody Allen. (Is it OK to like Woody Allen again?) In the interview, Mr Allen said that he has a folder full of ideas. Whenever the demands of real life get in the way of his creative process, he goes to his ideas folder, and he finds something to write about.
And, you guys? Maybe I’m not a genius like Mr Allen, but I have a folder full of blog fodder. I sooo have not run out of blog fodder. It's exciting, how Woody Allen and I are alike, right? I KNOW!
I used to believe that posting often was a key to being a successful blogger. I know some of you bloggers post every day. That is fantastic, and why you are successful bloggers.
Some of you may have noticed that I'm not posting as often as I once did here at Wellington Road. It's really a favour to you. You are busy people. I understand. Those unread posts in your RSS readers are overwhelming. Maybe you not able to pull yourselves away from the seductive glow of your screens. And I don’t want to waste your time with filler posts.
As such, I only post on important topics. Like this one.
Hey look, kids! There's the Internet!