How do I block these websites and how can I figure out my compulsion to visit them?
February 21, 2012 2:03 PM Subscribe
I love tumblr, but there are a few specific tumblrblogs I need to stop reading to keep my own sanity. I compulsively read a certain set of blogs dozens of times per day. I have unfollowed them, but keep compulsively going directly to their blogs to read them. (This question is one part about software and one part human relations)
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My first question is- is there a software I can get where I can block my computers from visiting these Tumblrs? I don't want to block all of tumblr, just a few specific blogs. other than these blogs, tumblr is a happy place for me where I mostly just look at pretty pictures. Ideally I would like the software to be password protected so I can give the password to my husband and he can hide it from me.
My second question is about why I keep doing this to myself? I feel like have a compulsion to seek out negative blogs by people. These are political "social justice" blogs that deal mostly with race/gender. The more oppressed/despairing/angry/vengeful a blog seems to be, the more I am drawn to it. I'm a lefty (politically) but I almost feel like I am addicted to the contant clusterfuck of anger/outrage/victimhood, even though my own life is just peachy for the most part. Are there any resources that I might use to find out why I am so drawn such negative and angry people?
I am seeing a therapist for the first time in a few weeks, so I have that covered. Thank you!