Who should we hate for the lack of content on tv? Do we blame the writers or the executives? Possibly both, but that doesn’t really matter.
What matters is finding a Prime Time replacement for all the shows I usually enjoy. Due to the recent lack of watch-worthy content, I’ve chosen seven solid steps to survive the strike.
If you haven’t been to YouTube lately, I think you’ll be surprised by some of the content there. Everything from music videos to interviews to mini episodes. Weeks worth of entertainment just sitting there waiting for you. Just be careful how you search. “Stupid” takes on a whole new level of meaning when it comes to Americans and home video.
Tv Shows on DVD
One of my favorite pastimes is to find a tv series I never watched or rarely watched in the past and watch episode after episode. That’s how I got hooked on LOST, Battlestar Galactica, Nero Wolfe, Monk, and Roswell. They’re shows worth watching that I just missed the first time around. Shows I would avoid include Weeds, any Law & Order, and any CSI.
I have something like 45 feeds in my feed reader. Who has time to read fresh content daily from 40 sites? So now I get to catch up on the news, tips, and deep thoughts around the world. In addition to that, I’m taking this time to be more selective with my feeds. I’m whittling it down to a solid 30 soon. Oh, the decisions!
This is one of the coolest websites/web applications ever. When I want to find something cool online that I’ve never seen before, I click “Stumble” with my StumbleUpon Firefox toolbar, and it takes me to other cool sites that people have submitted.
People randomly surf the web, and when they find something interesting, they click a button on their SU toolbar and SU begins to share it with everyone else. Visit StumbleUpon, download the toolbar for Firefox, and start stumbling!
I own more blogs than is healthy for any one individual NOT working for himself. Who has time to blog daily on one site, much less seven?!?!? Not me. I just like to purchase domain names and throw up a WordPress theme.
Of course, then I can’t not post a few blogs because the empty space saddens me. But if you’re like me and own even ONE blog, you can take this time to establish yourself as a daily blogger – one who is worth returning to each new morning.
I’m now spending more time with my wife and baby girl. How can I complain about that? Answer: I can’t. It’s time well spent. Every time I look into Kathryn’s face, I know that she will only grow older and I will never regain this time when she has the cutest chubby cheeks and facial expressions. I savor this time, knowing that time is fleeting and she will someday be a grown woman with her own family.
There are dozens of things you can do to avoid boredom and Prime Time Depression. What do YOU do to chase those blues away?