On a related note, did not blog all day or spend any significant amount of time reading blogs yesterday (the day that ended 16 minutes ago :), and it was not bad - got a lot of other work done. So, it is possible that life without reading blogs or blogging may not suck. I was away from computers & engaged in finishing up a large task; moving 300 or so boxes, and that made it easy to not think about blogs. So, maybe having something relatively big or important going on is one way to get away from blogs. But what happens if I end up getting an iPhone or some such device where I can check out blogs while on the road, or while doing other stuff ???
Keeping 'net activity to some blogging (on a weekly basis), occasionally checking MySpace, checking e-mail couple of times a day/as needed for biz, updating web sites as needed for biz reasons, may be good limits to have as far as time spent doing stuff on or for the web.
Religions of the future will no doubt have laws regarding internet use.
Definitely not gonna get on Twitter or Facebook. I've got enough internet-work addictions.
I wonder when newspapers were first invented if some people got really into them; spent hours a day reading them, or making them/writing them before being a journalist became an actual profession. Let's try to find out, on the web of course.