Productivity Up? Maybe Not For All
Hey, please don't think I'm asking you to stop coming here. I'm in no danger of "hit overload", so visit often and tell your friends. All are welcome.
Anyway, I check SiteMeter from time to time. Many of my hits come from the US. Many of them also come during normal US working hours. Hmmm. People are reading my blog site, and I would guess many others, instead of working? Makes you wonder, huh?
The good news is my site isn't blocked by corporate firewalls. I know because I worked for many years at one of the most paranoid corporations in the US. It was often shocking to see which URLs were blocked*, sites I visited at home which were very workplace safe. And so far, I can still get through to my friends and former co-workers.
* It also became a game to find what I could access before IT (information technology, the computer gurus) would block me. I usually tried porn sites. Found many which were subsequently blocked. So you could say I helped IT refine their blacklist. Me not bad.