... and it didn't kill me !
Actually, it was kind of hard for the first week or so. The only way I could get online was when my t-mobile sidekick occasionally decided to get a good enough data connection. (definitely not while inside my dorm room). But really, since I was so busy during the long days, by the time I got back to my room, I was usually ready for bed anyway.
That being said, I did find a few things interesting ...
While I was offline, not only did I survive, but my "web presence" actually didn't fair too badly either.
Average daily visitors to this blog has actually increased over the past 60 days, despite the fact that they last update took place well over a month ago.
Not only that, but even my twitter count (while relatively modest at just over 700) looks to have held it's own ... very surprising given the fact that I didn't follow anybody new, and only posted a grand total of 4 tweets during the time I was gone.
The main "take away" ...
I have to question whether the 3-5 hours a day that I normally spend online is really all that value adding.
Obviously I enjoy connecting with my online friends. But if it's possible to do it effectively in minutes a day; as opposed to hours, then why in the world wouldn't I devote some of that extra time to my family in and friends in the "real world"?
Just something to ponder.