So I was having breakfast with some of my favorite internet friends yesterday and we got to talking about how much time it takes to do “stuff” online. Some of us have multiple sites. Some of us have multiple areas of interest and expertise. And some of us HAVE to get a life!
I was teaching a class this week so I started dinking around with Active Rain (a realtor and associated industry blog site). They have points for doing things like posting, updating your profile, etc. and I got hooked on maxing out my points.
I ALWAYS read Seth Godin's Blog, I check my emails and see who has sent me something, I look at my site to see who from MyBlogLog has visited, I check my Analytics to see how much I spent on AdWords and to see if anyone came to read my blog yesterday. I visit a couple of my favorite blogs and see if some of my second tier blogs have a great headline I should check out. I post on my blog. I email people. I am considering getting Phone Tag because my friend Brian P said it revolutionized his life. I check my third tier blogs (some of you have these too – I am just not afraid to admit it publicly!)
My husband says I should get a life. Yesterday I cleaned the house – that is lifelike. Today I am going to a ballgame with my internet and realtor friends – that is a life (he doesn't consider that a REAL life since he has to go too and hear about marketing and real estate!). I play softball once a week. So there! I spend about 6 hours a week having a life!
The rest of the time I am dinking around…sigh…I will try harder!
PS – If any of you do stuff in the real world that is fun share here so we can ALL get a life!