It feels like time wasting

No, I’m not talking about blogging here and staying in touch but about being online in general. Having had an enforced sabatical I really do feel I’m wasting time when I’m online without a clear purpose.

My iPad was giving me strange readings for its battery level when I got it back and I had to spend ages messing around in Facebook, Google +, reading blogs etc in order to run the battery flat so I could recharge it again. What I was having to do was nothing that was any different to what I had happily spent time doing before it broke but the difference was that now I found myself resenting it.

What I have realised is that I don’t need to know what everyone else is up to all the time, nor do I need to check in with WordPress to see how many people have read my blog. I can get on with what I need to do, other people can do the same and I may catch up once a day or once a week, or I may not, it really doesn’t matter any more.

A friend asked the other day if I was going to be able to keep it up and not drift back into old ways. If the past week has been anything to go by then the answer is a resounding YES!

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Well here I am :)

Yes it’s me, back on my own iPad at last.

The thing is that it’s still not working 100% although it’s a whole lot better than not working at all. The camera isn’t working although I can take screen pics, the touch screen is temperamental and I’m not sure the battery is showing the charge correctly which is what I’m doing here…..I need to run the battery right down and then start again.

At the end of the week it’s going back with a list of all its not doing properly.

Whatever happens with it from there what I am determined though is that I’m not going to slip into old ways. I’m clearly out of practice anyway as I really don’t want to be on the iPad hammering the battery as it feels like wasting time. Seems like I’ve developed some good habits while I’ve been away 🙂

I’m sure I’ll see you all again very soon anyway. It’s good to see that my blog is still here and that people are still finding it so I guess it’s worth stopping by now and again 🙂