Well I have been blogging for a while now and its quite good fun. The reason I got into it oddly enough is due to the IT Nazi types at work.
When I was in the office as opposed to out and about I used to de stress by reading the wow forums while I was waiting for the gerbil in the central server to crawl back into his wheel and actually process some data for me so I could do my job. This was handy when I was bored and my net surfing varied a lot depending on how busy I was. I also used to be able to sort out guild raids on the site ready for the evening.
ENTER THE IT DEPARTMENT!
Now I work for a biiig company with lots of people sitting in remote locations waiting for stuff to happen. Now obviously it only takes so long to do the Sun crossword so there was a lot of traffic on sites such as E-Bay.
So as in all good companies rather than monitoring people's use after a warning that it is being monitored and coming down on the people who spend 8 hours a day surfing. They purchased a piece of software that basically picks certain site categories such as Games and Entertainment and allocates you an hour a day in 10 minutes blocks to look at them. Fair enough I hear you say your there to work not surf the web. However the 10 minutes once started is then gone even if you only surf for 1 minutes the clocks still running.
To top this all off they then declared my old guild website as forums so that is blocked totally all day. So what do I do I thought to myself during my lunch break. Well blog pages were not blocked they sneaked under the radar so I found myself getting my WOW fix reading all the wonderful blog pages out there Starting with our dear Tess at http://www.reflectionsfromthepond.com/ I then jumped into such great blogs as http://thebigbearbutt.com/ and http://www.pinkpigtailinn.com/ which gave me many hours of good reading and some cracking tips on things like bear tanking.
So I decided that to while away time during lunch/ gerbil waiting sessions by posting my own Rants on line about WOW and raiding etc. This was great as I said a lot of blogs escape the dreaded hours quota time.
However once again the game appears to be up most of the blogs are now on quota time including mine. So I have less time to pop on to my blog or others and chip in with comments as I have the hour limit hanging over my shoulder!
Damn you IT people don't you know us poor chemists need to take our brain away from toxic materials for a while!
P.S on a lighter note Tamarind over at http://www.righteousorbs.com/ who is always a laugh is classified by the piece of software as PORN and is completely blocked. Is there something you are not telling us Tamarind :)?