Friday, October 16, 2009

Curious Learner

In a previous post, I referred to myself as a curious learner, and spoke of the abundance of information available on the internet.  It's really more than one person can absorb.  Just think - there are books and videobooks free for the listening and reading - not that I don't have a stack of books already checked out from that other free cornucopia of information and entertainment, our local library.  

I could spend (waste?) days on end at sites like Good Book Bytes and Librivox.  Days.  While dishes and dirty clothes and unpaid bills pile up around me. Just looking up a quick scripture reference at Bible Gateway can  toss my schedule for a loop (though maybe getting lost in Bible passages is not such a bad thing...)  Looking up a book review at Amazon (do I really need to put a link for that?) leads to more reviews and there goes the morning. 

And then there are the sewing and craft sites and blogs - sites like Creative Chicks and Maya Made.  And if I check out one pretty thing at One Pretty Thing, I'll be lost for the day.

In spite of all the above, I wonder what websites pull you in?  Where do you lose track of time?

2 comments:

Kristen said...

I too find the knowledge base on the internet overwhelming at times. It is truly AMAZING. If I had to choose two blogs that I feel are terrific they would be... ihavetosay.typepad.com and overthemoonwithjoy.blogspot.com. The first because Randi always has great tutorials that she shares so willingly, and the second because Kimmie and her family are a complete inspiration to me.

ScienceGeek said...

This is an area in which I've struggled, and I'm trying to be better. It's why I dropped off of Facebook. It's too easy for me to lose track of time on the internet when there's something else I should be doing.

That said, I find I get most lost in the web when I'm researching a science topic for mini co-op. A quick search can bring up so many different links and I find I want to exhaust them all. Who knows what awesome activity or printable may be in the next link!?!

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