I have not been blogging as frequently as I have wanted to lately. The main reason for this: I do not yet have an internet connection in my house. I know what you’re thinking. “But Andy, as an Emerging Technologies Librarian you have to be wired 24/7.” Well, I still am wired via my Blackberry, but I have not taken the necessary steps to get the web at home.
I have been in my apartment for almost two months now, but have just not pulled the trigger on getting the internets. Mainly because the reasonable fiber connection I wanted did not yet run to my part of town. This angered me a bit so I have been using the web at coffee shops, the laundromat and at work to get my fix.
I can’t say I do not miss it at home, but I do think that it has been good for me not having the web around all the time. I have had more time to concentrate on some book reading. Moreover, I have been able to do more reflection and writing (not blogging though). I get time to slow down and think instead of watching TV on hulu or tripping from link to link on blog posts.
That being said, I need to get my home wired soon. I am starting to go through withdrawals.