Stepping down from Internet and still be productive

Goodreads   Stefan’s Year in Books

A year ago I did a video (you can watch it below) where I talked about that I wanted to step back from the Internet and live my life instead. Do what I like and be with my family.

And I sure did, and I am still quite productive.

One of the things I wanted to do was reading books. Books are one of my biggest interests, and before this decision, I never had the time to read books. But after this decision, I have read 43 books this year. While I’m still have done both YouTube videos and Blog posts.

The secret to this are two things:

  1. I don’t hang around on social networks anymore. Of course, I still reply on comments I get on my posts, but I don’t “read” Twitter, Facebook or Google+ anymore. I read books. I get the news about new things I am interested in delivered to my inbox instead. So I don’t have to waste time scrolling through my newsfeeds anymore. I use services like Google Alerts and Nuzzel for that to happen. This saves a huge amount of time. Trust me.
  2. To be able to read so many books I use my own “speed reading” technology because no other speed reading technologies actually works because with those technologies you get a terrible comprehension. With my technology, you get excellent comprehension. I have explained my speedreading technology in two videos that you find here and here.

These two things have made it possible for me to still be productive and create content for the Internet, while still having time to enjoy life being with my family and read books that I love so much.

Invasion (Alien Invasion, #1)
Platt, Sean *

Terminal Freeze (Jeremy Logan, #2)
Child, Lincoln

The Ark (Tyler Locke, #1)
Morrison, Boyd

Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
Sanderson, Brandon *

Remote Control (Nick Stone, #1)
McNab, Andy

Loch Ness Revenge
Shea, Hunter *

A House at the Bottom of a Lake
Malerman, Josh *

Covenant (Ethan Warner #1)
Crawford, Dean *

Lovecraft Country
Ruff, Matt *

The Nemesis Origin (Warner & Lopez #1)
Crawford, Dean *

Lock In (Lock In, #1)
Scalzi, John *

The Deep
Cutter, Nick *

The Cabinet of Curiosities (Pendergast, #3)
Preston, Douglas *

Koontz, Dean *

From Ice to Ashes
Bruno, Rhett C. *

Suarez, Daniel *

The Troop
Cutter, Nick *

The Night Cyclist
Jones, Stephen Graham *

The Circuit: Earthfall (The Circuit, #3)
Bruno, Rhett C. *

Progeny of Vale (The Circuit, #2)
Bruno, Rhett C. *

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)
Sanderson, Brandon *

Fuzzy Nation
Scalzi, John *

Reliquary (Pendergast, #2)
Preston, Douglas *

Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1)
Rollins, James *

Fringe Runner (Fringe #1)
Aukes, Rachel *

Suarez, Daniel *

The Third Gate (Jeremy Logan, #3)
Child, Lincoln

Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)
Morgan, Richard K.

Ice Station (Shane Schofield, #1)
Reilly, Matthew

Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
Butcher, Jim *

Beyond the Ice Limit (Gideon Crew, #4; Ice Limit #2)
Preston, Douglas *

Fated (Alex Verus, #1)
Jacka, Benedict *

The Fireman
Hill, Joe *

Ghost Story
Straub, Peter *

United States of Japan
Tieryas, Peter *

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)
Neuvel, Sylvain *

The Circuit: Executor Rising (The Circuit, #1)
Bruno, Rhett C. *

The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos #2)
Simmons, Dan

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)
Sanderson, Brandon *

Boy’s Life
McCammon, Robert

The Matrix
Aycliffe, Jonathan

Relic (Pendergast, #1)
Preston, Douglas *

Deep Storm (Jeremy Logan, #1)
Child, Lincoln

Via Goodreads | Stefan’s Year in Books

Here is my video where I talked about stepping down from Internet:

Here is my own speedreading technology: