As I approach my fifth year of writing this blog, I'm noticing the negative impact of too much Internet on my brain. Like Nicholas Carr writes about in The Shallows, I find that my thoughts are becoming bouncy, hard to hold, and it's difficult to get through reading an entire novel. Halfway through a chapter, I'm distracted. I have a stack of books I want to read, but strangely lack the desire for. It feels like not me.
While I have considered stopping the blog, I'm not yet ready to do that. So I'm going to try a harm reduction approach and cut back. My first step will be no more Friday posts--unless something particularly newsworthy happens on a Friday that can't wait until Monday. I'm hoping this reprieve will hold off the complete zombification of my brain a little longer. (Let's see how long I can stick with it.)
Thank you--and my brain thanks you.