Friday, March 23

Shutdown day



I'm preparing for this Saturday's shutdown day. A full 24 hours without turning on the computer. Can I do it? Of course I can, but it's going to be quite strange.

Since I started blogging about three months ago, not a single day has passed without me spending some time at a computer, partly this is because I made a vow to write everyday, but the blogging has also become something of an obsession. Not just the writing of course, but the visiting of all the lovely bloggers I've "met" in this period. So I may suffer from mild withdrawal symptoms this Saturday.

Therefore I'm very grateful to Kristin of write now is good who directed me to a hilarious YouTube film showing other things to do with our laptops; like using them for snowboarding (no snow here though), ping pong rackets and various other activities. Visit her blog for more ideas.

Can you switch off for a whole day?

20 comments:

meredith said...

I am going to do it, now to try and convince my husband!

Kamsin said...

Sounds like a good idea, I have plenty of non-blogging things I could catch up with doing instead!

sognatrice said...

Sorry, I can't. I work on the computer, and unfortunately, Saturday's a work day. Before I blogged, though, I used to refrain from turning on the computer on Sundays. Now I try to just get on to post my Sunday Scribblings and that's it.

Ryan Velting said...

just the thought of it scares me....

I'm too dependent.. :)

BlueJude said...

My hub thinks I spend an extraordinary time at the puter. Especially in the morning. But then I explained how he reads the paper with his coffee, while I catch up on blogging with my coffee. When I first started I never realized how addictive it could be. But I have met a lot of wonderful people and I really enjoy it. So what's the harm?
No I won't shut down Sat.-that's my listing day at etsy!
Okay...I'll be quiet now! lol

Bearette24 said...

I could never. In fact, I dropped my computer recently (I had foolishly put it on top of our CD tower when we were packing to go to Miami), and I was devastated when I thought it was broken. (It wasn't, it's just a little slow now :(

daisies said...

oh course i can do it
and then
my stomach started flip flopping
what if i want to check ...
my banking
a blog
on my friends
and then
its only one day
but
what if i want to download my photos
or play in photoshop or check a movie review

eep! I have become so dependent on my laptop, its actually frightening when I think of the years and years that we lived without a computer. I might give the shutdown day a try but I can't guarantee my will be strong ;-)

Nicole said...

oh, boy... i don' think i will be using the computer tomorrow as much as i normally would b/c i am holding a wedding shower for my friend at my house. but, i will be using my laptop for itunes to play music for the party.

i'll have to count myself out, i guess. good luck to you though!

xoxo

acumamakiki said...

I didn't realize tomorrow was shutdown day....hmmm. I'm at work all day tomorrow and won't be around until tomorrow night. I can do this right? Except I don't want to....(=

Bex said...

Oooh, good luck to you!!! The only way I can stay away from the computer is if I am camping!! lol

Caro said...

A whole day! Gack. Do I have to?

I finally linked you.

I don't know why the fonts are different sizes but you're on my list.

I apologize for taking so long.

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh my work...I`ve been meaning to do this for quite a while now...but always a little excuse

edvard moonke said...

oh I can do it. is that happening today though? oops I've already messed it up then... but it's fairdos since I haven't been on much this past week.

it's no good switching the machine off and then eating too many chocolate eggs to compensate for it though! :-)

Jay said...

I'm a writer, and while I love a pen and paper, I could never have a whole manuscript in individual pages. It just wouldn't work. I could never unplug.

La Cubana Gringa said...

Wonder if you're going through withdrawals yet! Hope you're enjoying your computer-free day!

Mardougrrl said...

I've done it, but since it wasn't intentional, I'm not sure if I got any value from it.

I am completely addicted.

meredith said...

I failed miserably :(

Lacithecat said...

Oh my gosh! I keep checking back and I am starting to wonder if you forgot how to turn your computer back on!

Come back! We miss your posts!

Vanessa said...

waspy: it was shutdown *day* not week!!!
hope you didn't get too carried away and decide to stay shut down :(
missing you...
Vx

Sharon said...

Hope everything is OK with you and your family!