You know what they are. They’re those black holes that you fall into and before you know it you’ve lost hours of your day.
A few of mine:
Pinterest. I’m pretty good at avoiding this one, but when I fall… I look at someone’s board, then go the board of someone that they pinned an image from, and from there I find other boards and other people and… Yeah. Half a day and forty boards later I come up for air, bleary eyed, wondering what year it is.
Jigzone. I’ll admit it. (I may have already admitted it here.) I am a jigsaw junkie. I have been known to skip meals while engrossed in a jigsaw puzzle. I have been known to ignore chocolate cake with peanut butter icing while engrossed in a jigsaw puzzle. I have foregone sleep while engrossed in a jigsaw puzzle. I’m only semi successful at avoiding jigzone.
YouTube. *sigh* Let’s not go there. No, I mean, really, let’s not go there. I’m currently addicted to all things Pentatonix. And to Superfruit videos. And the comments on them. And the Moody Blues. And then I look up old songs that I used to like or wonder if they’re on YouTube. And then I start looking at horse videos and videos of Boxers (dogs, not fighters). I’m um… really not good at avoiding YouTube. I tell myself that I’ll use it as a reward, that I’ll watch one (just one!) video and then get back to work. And, yeah, one video becomes two hours and…
Yeah. FaceBook pales in comparison to those.
Then there are online games. I’m pretty good at avoiding them, mostly because I haven’t even thought about them recently. (Until now. Thank you, me. Now I have to go find Alchemy and BookWorm and Hangaroo, and…)
No. Just no. I am not going to go there, I’m just not.
One response to “Time Sinks”
Twitter. I’m really good at avoiding most time sinks (unless you get me started on a binge of watching gag reels on YouTube) but Twitter is my main “social media presence” for my writing so I get on there daily and then never escape.