In homage to David Armano I give you the Digital Life v. Real Life chart created as I sat in my living room watching the Patriots not win on Sunday night. This is my digital life v. my real life. Since this is my life, I'll start with Second Life. I've only checked out Second Life - and that was in respsonse to Paul at Hee Haw Marketing who told me to check it out (you can see the actual instruction in the post comments.) I did enjoy coffee in Crayonville last thursday morning. I know I'm not the demographic for it, but I just don't know why I need a Second Life. Greg Verdino's post from yesterday cracked me up. His Marketing Profs take on Second Life was very interesting. (registration may be req'd)
I enjoy the blogging part of my digital life - my personal blog gives me great pleasure because I can do or say anything my withered, wicked little heart wants. I take a more measured approach here at The Digital Hive. Flickr became a natural extension of blogging including random views and comments. I.E. Cute Overload stands for the few sites I visit weekly if not daily. Dooce is a daily visit, Cute Overload is reserved for moments when nothing but fluffy kittens can cure your day. Please be advised, Cute Overload in non-emergent circumstances may give you diabetes. What needs to be said about YouTube? Another natural extension of blogging and a spot for vintage ad clips. Then there are the ad blogs. Oh the ad blogs. And look! More ad blogs. And inappropriate ad blogs. And other ad blogs. And then there's the whole commenting thing! This was a long way of saying my digital life is ruling my real life and I've got to find some balance.By priority, the husband should be getting more time and attention - a lot more. I'm doing the "real work" now (this is only 1% of my day however.) The cats, the house, the yard and books are all getting about the same amoutn of time. Very little. The stack of "must reads" is higher than my night table and by the time I hit the sheets, I'm practically unable to lift a book - let alone read for comprehension. The friends are a bit trickier - they find a way to show up, call and find time to hang out, eat out and improve the quality of my life. The Red Sox, (pitchers and catchers report to Spring training in 27 days!) they will find a way into my life, playing as they do night after night. That leaves jewelry-making as odd man out lately. I love to make jewelry (and it did pay for my new storm windows last year!) but I find the laptop in my lap in front of the TV more than the design tray. And what about the gym, church and shoe shopping? What to do? Is balance possible? I'm looking for answers people, please comment on my life.