Sunday, April 21, 2013
Why Twitter Is the Perfect Way to Procrastinate
This week's topic is: Procrastination Station: Your Guilty Pleasures... Now, typically, I'm not much for feeling guilt about anything, but procrastinating when I should be writing is angst-inducing, indeed. Fortunately, I rarely do this - probably because I can't afford the time - but when I do, there's one place I go. Let me present to you the one-stop-shopping solution for ALL of your procrastination needs!
What did we do before Twitter? (And, yeah, those of you who've never looked at it or looked and ran away screaming, you may be excused from this post. Go find some other way to procrastinate.)
The grand and deadly thing about Twitter is, it's always new. It constantly changes. If you follow enough interesting people, and I do, you can watch the conversations all day long. You don't even have to say anything. Sometimes I'll end up following conversation threads back for days. If I do get involved in conversations, the back and forth can go on for a long time. Clicking on article links alone can take me down a rabbit hole worth hours of time...
If I let it.
Which takes us back to the top. I don't spend much time at Procrastination Station. I have a little trick up my sleeve called Freedom and Twitter is the primary reason I need it. Sometimes I have to set the Freedom timer before I've closed Twitter, just to make myself stop.
But I know all my friends will be there when I get back, being all interesting...
Posted by Jeffe Kennedy
Jeffe Kennedy is a multi-award-winning and best-selling author of romantic fantasy. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and is a member of Novelists, Inc. (NINC). She is best known for her RITA® Award-winning novel, The Pages of the Mind, the recent trilogy, The Forgotten Empires, and the wildly popular, Dark Wizard. Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is represented by Sarah Younger of Nancy Yost Literary Agency.