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

8 responses to “Changing habits

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


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


  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.


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


  5. Ding! That’s the one… 🙂

    Per now has 10 points.


  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!


  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.



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


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