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"What hell am I doing?"
Sometimes you get so frustrated, you just want to drown it all out in a flood of tears!
Has your mind become paralyzed? Have you lost all sense of priorities? Have you entered "cyberland of no return"?
No, I don't think so. There's still hope.
I realize I've painted myself into a corner. I have to leap over wet paint to get out of this predicament. I'm going about this all backwards. I should only be gathering that information which I need for building my website. The rest of information can wait until I reach that point.
And, YES, I'm an "information overload" junkie.
Here's what I'm going to do.
1. Unsubscribe to any newsletters, no matter how good they are, and face fact that maybe I don't NEED that particular information yet. When I do, I can re-subscribe. Anyway, I hope they'll let me do so!
2. Get rid of all those bookmarks. Only keep ones I recognize and use.
3. Clean out my email. If I haven't read it after six months I'm never going to.
4. Read only those eBooks I've downloaded that are relevant to actual building of a website. The other ones can just set there and wait. Delete ones I'll never use.
5. Actually, start physically building my website. Concentrate ONLY on building my website. Stop just thinking about it, and DO it! I can always change it as I go along. No one says it has to be greatest thing since sliced bread!
6. I MUST get organized. My computer room looks like a tornado went through it. When someone comments, "How do you FIND anything?" my reply is, "As long as no one touches anything, I know exactly where everything is". And I "usually" do. But since I'm going to "clean house", I think I'll give organization bit a try. Who knows, maybe I'll like it. I'll keep printed material that is relevant to my needs, punch holes in it, and put it in binders. The rest goes in car trunk to recycling center.
7. I'll even make a schedule for myself such as an alloted time to read ezines I'll continue to subscribe to. An amount of time to work on my website. An amount of time to place ads. An amount of time to read email and respond. Oh, and only certain times to hit that "get new messages" button.
Hopefully, once I've "cleaned house", I can get rolling "forward" instead of "backwards" with a cleared-out mind.
No more "information overload" for me. I've recovered!
Mary Holzrichter The Newbie Club The Most Respected PC And Internet Learning Site On The Web! http://newbieclub.com?abcs mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org