I follow about 30 blogs. Of them, there are about 10 that I no longer have interest in reading; however, no matter how many times I try, I cannot delete myself from following. I follow the blogs in Google Reader and often read them throughout the day at work as well as Yahoo news.
I was recently informed that I am one of the top bandwidth users in my office. I was advised to immediately cease downloading movies, videos and music. I do not do any of those. I do however read blogs in Google Reader, check my yahoo email and follow the news. I was advised that anything "video" related uses bandwidth. All employees were advised to stop action and monitoring will be heightened.
As I value my job and the ability to pay my bills and maintain my lifestyle, I am ceasing all internet usage at the office unless work related. It is amazing how much time I try to kill when I don't have work, spending it online. I don't have internet access on my phone as I vowed I didn't want access 24/7 since I have a personal computer as well as internet access at work. I'm beginning to wonder if maybe I should as maintaining my job is far more income than the expenditure of internet on my phone per month! For now, I think that life will go on without frequent surfing of the internet. I'm not addicted to Facebook or blogs or even email, but I do wonder how I will pass the days of downtime while sitting at my desk. I've considered working out, but I can't get sweaty. I've considered reading, but the thought of getting "caught".