I don’t see the internet as being a distraction and I use it all the time to help me with my writing, as it gives me access to information that is not inside of my head. I guess if you are addicted to social media, then it would be a distraction, as you would be checking it all day long to see what your friends say about what is going on. That is not me, as I am not on social media and I don’t have any friends, so the internet is a tool for me. I went through some periods of my life where I was hooked on playing games and I couldn’t get away from my computer, but I have never played any online games. I agree that distractions are not good for a writer, because when your train of thought is interrupted it could take a while for you to get back on track. Although some distractions can also be a blessing, as they provide you with the opportunity to rethink and develop a new strategy. Writing is a combination of talent and practice, but it also requires the willingness to complete a task and therefor you want to try to avoid any unnecessary interruptions.
Written for Blogging Insights #61 by Dr. Tanya where we are to consider this quote, “Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet.”