Decluttering My Computer
Here is where all the magic happens. HA! Just kidding. Here is where I tippetytap out all these posts...
And when I am not doing that, I am checking email on firstname.lastname@example.org and on my personal email address.
Or checking out my favorite blogs that link me to another blog to look at.
And then I need to check out my Etsy shop and update that. And respond to any Convos. And while on Etsy, might as well see what my favorite shops are stocking.
Or download some pic's to get them off my camera and ready to edit.
Then I will zip over to Perez or People (I mean, um, The Wall Street Journal online) and see what is newsworthy.
And then I go through some of the sites that I have listed under Favorites...the online newspaper from our hometown, the local news online for weather, Lu's school blog to see what homework is coming up, Twitter (how old am I, again??), the local library to see what books are due or being held...
This can take 10 minutes or 4 hours. Seriously. I need to get more focused while online. There are only so many hours in the day!
So I went through the 487 sites that I had listed under favorites, visited them and decided if there were still a blog/site I would be interested in looking at. I put all my favorite Etsy shops under Favorites on Etsy so they were all in the same place, instead of just having them bookmarked. I deleted YouTube videos I had bookmarked. I deleted cat pictures bookmarked on my favorite cat website. I got rid of online recipes, tutorials and how-to articles that I had bookmarked. I hadn't looked at them in a year!
And let me tell you, it was liberating. I don't feel as tied down to the computer as I once did...it started to feel a bit ADD-ish trying to get anything done online.
Have you done any computer de-cluttering? How did you do it and what worked for you?
(Just don't tell me you un-bookmarked my blog, haha!)