Changing habits

Once upon a time, not so long ago[1], I was new to all this Web 2.0 and social networking stuff. I got an account on Flickr, and started commenting on people’s photos. Then I started friending people, and built up a large network. I’d visit Flickr at least once a day, and often several times.

I started blogging, and the same thing happened. I was addicted to my hit count.

Somewhere in the past few months, my habits have changed. I barely go to Flickr any more. It isn’t that I don’t have a lot of friends there, I just don’t have the time right now. I try to keep up with blogs, but mostly through my feedreader on the train in the morning / evening, so I probably don’t comment as often as I used to.

I’ve got accounts on Upcoming, Plazes, MySpace and elsewhere, but frankly these are all just tools. My interest hasn’t waned, but my time has 😦 

[1] points awarded for those who correctly identify this TV reference

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8 responses to “Changing habits

  1. It’s not TV, but Beauty and the Beast (the Disney version)?

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  2. Fine. Get the rest of us hooked and then disappear. Nice. 🙂

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  3. Andrew: you could be right, it might be there too. I had a TV reference in mind, though…

    Kelly: not quite what I’m saying. This is more an apology for a lack of active commenting all over Flickr and blogs etc. since I’ve been so busy. But you knew that.

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  4. Google and you will find…. are you referring to Bagpuss from BBC, Andy?

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  5. Ding! That’s the one… 🙂

    Per now has 10 points.

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  6. How can you possible keep up with all of this?!? I barely manage with my work, now internal and external blogs, syndicated feeds, and family!

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  7. Hiya,

    I’m stopping blogging at the moment and this includes visiting other blogs. I’m just swamped with everything and blogging takes too much time. It’s comforting to know I am not the only one who feels the same! But I am here to ask you about that website you showed that gives updates on events in the city? I have guests in the next weeks and I don’t really want to buy Time Out (I am cheap that way) so I want to check out London events.

    missy

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  8. missy – good to hear from you! The site is upcoming.org. You can search for events by “metro” (e.g. try London) and date.

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