Just got the idea to post a little blog about what I'm hoping to do.
Coming to the awareness that I'm spending many hours on UG each day, I've decided to hopefully reduce that time. You're probably familiar with the addiction that comes with being in there longer and longer... well, a lot of the time I use it to pass empty hours. Other times I use it as a distraction from the things bothering me in my life, and I've known for a long time that these things need to be faced head-on. Time to yourself is good, but it can be spent more productively than in the Pit. This is aiming to pursue a better pace of mind and life. Sounding serious right? It's not major, just something I'm putting down for a bit of accountability.
I plan at this point to remain active in the Hugging Thread and expect that this will happen anyway. I get a lot out of reassuring others with what I've come to know with experience, and in turn reassuring myself. I've been really pleased to see more people becoming active in that thread where for a while it was looking quite dead. A few names off the bat are, Stealer, Metal Axe, Todd Hart, Wizards, Stevehouse. You are appreciated no matter how small or insignificant you think your contributions may be. Just to be acknowledged in the Pit is something else.
So! Will this be a successful endeavor? Day 1, I've spent under an hour and have so far not missed it. The only problem I predict may arise are the hours at work that can be unoccupied if you don't make an effort to find something to do. On that note, my life will be changing in the next few months in terms of work and study but it's really not scary at all - life is changing perpetually, as are each of us.
I will be around, and feel free to message me or comment whenever you feel the need to. LB.
It seems like every time I feel this way, something juts out into my life and uses up the time I would have spent here. Like a couple of weeks ago for me, then school started and everyone started applying for the fall semester (I work in Admissions at my uni). I've not had much time for here lately, which is definitely a good thing because it means I'm more productive and bored less.... Good luck on your endeavor, and may you find a happy moderation in your Pit usage!
I've been too busy to post much recently With school starting again soon and all. Good luck. I'm sure you'll find something productive to do. We're all guitarists remember. If you're REALLY craving The Pit, all I can suggest is maybe right a song about it for some laughs in the future.
Oh the pit
How I miss you
You stole my heart
And all my guitars time.
Spending less time in the Pit isn't so bad. When I wrote my farewell letter around October, I got banned. Since then I've never looked back, though I like to sign in and use UG Chat or look for changes in profiles from time to time.