The ever delightful Lady Glamis has dared her many followers to Unplug. Actually she's invited us in her sweet and warm way, but the concept remains constant: Unplug from the Internet for an entire week each month.
Dedicate that week to whatever you wish, of course, but we writers are pretty focused. An entire week to simply write. No blogging. No misspent hours combing those intriguing blogs or sites or "researching" or emailing or tweeting. Just blessed silence. And time to write.
That prompted grey matter spasms. Seriously? I know I spend far too much time visiting blogs and commenting and contemplating and thinking and being a part of the on-line community. But I also know I gain a great deal from that interaction.
But then I realized: If I'm honest with myself, I know that I've written far far less now that I blog. Yikes. That's a powerful and gut-wrenching self-realization. Yuck. Not exactly something I want to face. But it's true.
So, now to you:
1. How does blogging influence your writing for the positive?
2. How does blogging influence your writing for the negative?
3. How many minutes/hours per day/week do you spend blogging?
4. How do yo balance your writing life with your on-line life?
5. Are you, too, planning on "unplugging" the third week of every month?