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12-STEP RECOVERY PROGRAM FOR WEB ADDICTS

  1. I will have a cup of coffee in the morning and read my newspaper like I used to, before the Web.
  2. I will eat breakfast with a knife and fork and not with one hand typing.
  3. I will get dressed before noon.
  4. I will make an attempt to clean the house, wash clothes, and plan dinner before even thinking of the Web.
  5. I will sit down and write a letter to those unfortunate few friends and family that are Web-deprived.
  6. I will call someone on the phone who I cannot contact via the Web.
  7. I will read a book… if I still remember how.
  8. I will listen to those around me and their needs and stop telling them to turn the TV down so I can hear the music on the Web.
  9. I will not be tempted during TV commercials to check for email.
  10. I will try and get out of the house at least once a week, if it is necessary or not.
  11. I will remember that my bank is not forgiving if I forget to balance my checkbook because I was too busy on the Web.
  12. Last, but not least, I will remember that I must go to bed sometime … and the Web will always be there tomorrow!

Written April 21st, 2004 by | 160 Comments | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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  2. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

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    Reply by: BLOGBloke at 7:01 pm said...

    @drugi, you mean “you can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time” .. Abe Lincoln

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