posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 12:02 PM
I can picture the IA meetings now...
"Hi, my handle is JoshNorton, and I'm an information addict."
(all) "Hi, Josh!"
Yeah, I'm an info junkie. My Google Reader account is subscribed to 122 RSS feeds, and they generate hundreds of articles a day.
My browser has a bookmark folder that I hit multiple times a day opening another dozen or more sites... Livejournal friends, Facebook, etc. etc.
And, of course, the problem is that I can't get anything done. Over the last few years, I discovered I was in a similar condition with books. (Own
more than 2000 currently...) I got into photography and bought about 200 photography books. How-to's, examples & folios of artists I admired or
looked to for inspiration, a bunch on technique, a little on theory... At some point I reached the level where I couldn't learn anything new from a
book. To get any better, the only thing I can do is actually practice... take pictures. DO THINGS.
It's tough for me... definitely a struggle. Why must I focus so much time on someone else's creative output when I should be generating my own?