Obsessive Online Searching

14/08/2014 16:51 | Updated 22 May 2015

Where am I again?

I have been reading many blogs and articles over the last few days. There's an endless supply of information on any topic you could ever wish to see.

For example, I find that when I start off looking at blogs and I discover an interesting post, I quickly find myself being sucked into an addictive cycle of compliance where I have to follow every link that is teasingly and seductively placed out in front of me. This happens to me on a daily basis without fail; click, click and a few more clicks.

The urge I have to follow everything online is like the urge children seem to have to stay up late or their desire to ask 'why' every time you say anything, or their refusal to own up to eating your chocolate when you can see the evidence on a chin.

I often have no idea what I was doing in the first place or how to navigate back there after I have had another online adventure. My computer's favourite bar is like an A - Z of life, I have untold amounts of scraps paper with life's weird and wonderful facts, and notebooks full of stories and websites to look at later. I never get round to doing any of these things that I have so eagerly and excitedly saved or scribbled down and meanwhile the hours have also quietly tiptoed past me.

I am a daddy blogger who looks at family and life through very tired, grouchy and sometimes witty eyes.

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