I credit one of my staffers for opening my eyes to the (new) best procrastination tool EVER.
I give you: StumbleUpon
Tagline: Personalized recommendations to help you discover the best of the web.
"But, Donna, what does that MEAN?"
This brilliant little gem of a website asks you what areas of life you're interested in (as specific as "Board Games" and as fuzzy as "Chaos/Complexity"), and then you "Stumble" from web page to web page of AMAZINGNESS.
My friends now hate me because I constantly spam their inbox with links that I got from StumbleUpon. But they love me, because did I mention they're links of AMAZINGNESS?
And I'm not the only one who thinks so! This blogger compiled a whole set of StumbleUpon addiction-related images, like this one:
And since this is a writing-related blog, I had to pretend that there was a legitimate reason I posted about this site. So, yeah, maybe you'll Stumble right on out of your writer's block or into your next plot ... but if not, who cares? It's kinda like randomly surfing the web, except 98% of the pages you find are made of awesome.
Side Effects: You may find yourself with a condition known as CTS (Compulsion to Stumble), so make sure you start when you have at least a free hour to roam the Internets. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Some of my favorite Stumbled links:
For funny - http://theoatmeal.com/comics/cook_home
For art - www.womansday.com/Articles/Family-Lifestyle/12-Cool-Colored-Pencil-Sculptures.html
For travel - http://opentravel.com/blogs/fairytale-destinations/
Have you tried StumbleUpon? Is anyone NOT a fan or has been wholly disappointed by their Stumbling results? Any recovering Stumblers out there?