Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The 48-Hour Dark Experiment

You can't make me, but you can sure join me!

Julie commented:

I want to unplug for a little while too! If you do, I'll do it with you.
You're on, lady!

I hereby declare Wednesday and Thursday the 48 Hour Daaaaark Experiment  ::Dracula accent::

Here are my highly (un)official rules:

  • If you work through the internet - meaning FOR PAY - allot the necessary time needed to check and respond to work email.  I will give myself a total of 40 minutes each day to be divided into 2 or 3 increments.
  • If email is vital to your work as a writer, allot the necessary time.  For instance, I am expecting some pages/responses from my critique partners.  I will allow myself a 5 minute check in the daytime and another 5 minute check in the evening.
  • NO blogging, reading other blogs, surfing the internet, twittering, facebooking, stumbling upon, digging, gchatting, yahoo talking, AIMing, iChatting, liking, updating books on Goodreads, hating, crying, whining, eating too much ice cream.  (Because that's bad for you.)  
  • Mine begins tonight (technically Wed) at 12:30 a.m. PDT and ends Friday 12:30 a.m. PDT.  If you join late, feel free to start your 48 hours whenever you like.

Please feel free to join in by commenting below and then promptly turning off the internet.  If you want to blog about your experience when you return, let me know and I'll link to you when I come back.

Here's to laughing in the face of internet!


  1. I'm going to be dark Saturday and Sunday because I'll be in yoga teacher training. Except I check my e-mail on breaks and Twitter. Cuz I can. I guess that means I'm not really going dark.

    I think I am to addicted to the internet. One sign -- I use my iPhone as my alarm clock and if I wake up on the middle of the night I check my e-mail.


  2. Yikes! Okay. I'm in.


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