Link of the Week – Freedom

One of my biggest distractions is the lure of the internet. I’ll be chugging along, writing the next masterpiece, when I hit a bump. It may be the need of a thesaurus, do a bit of research, or check the etymology of a word, and suddenly, I’ve popped on to the internet. You know what happens from there. Yep, I’ve got to check my email. While I’m at it, I might as well see what’s happening on my social media networks. Next thing I know, half an hour of my writing time has been sucked away- time I will never regain. Damn you, Facebook!

So, on that note, here is a handy, dandy tool to keep slackers like me from logging on.

Freedom is an app that blocks you from the internet for a predetermined amount of time. There is a one-time nominal fee for the app, but it just might be worth it for us writers.

4 Responses to Link of the Week – Freedom

  1. I heard about this at last year’s NJ writers conference. The only problem is that one must have an Apple.


  2. jbrayweber says:

    Actually, it works on Windows, too. However, they do have an Anti-Social app that keeps you off just social media, and that one, presently, only works on Apple.
    I don’t know about you, Ella, but I’m still not disciplined enough to let go and be kept from the internet. LOL


  3. Suzan Harden says:

    Being the cheapskate that I am, I suggest turning off your wi-fi. Or have your S.O. set up as the administrator on your computer or smart phone and have him/her lock you out.


  4. jbrayweber says:

    WHAT?!? And give my control over to someone else. Pffth! Not likely, Suzan. HAHAHA!


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