Vanity, striving after wind (Ecclesiastes 4:4)

"Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man's envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind." - Ecclesiastes 4:4

My wife asked me the other night "If you had to give up one hobby what would it be?" And this was a very difficult thing for me to decide because I:

Blog -,,
Program a website to learn programming,
Study for seminary,
Study for another grad school,

AND somehow make time for my work and family (although often sparsely).

Anyhow I was thinking about the 4 twitter accounts I have attempted off and on and how much I enjoy twitter because its like blogging but much quicker. I was also thinking about how often my interest in these things is motivated by sin.

For example, I started this blog with the intention of forcing myself to really glean something from scripture and to offer something valuable to the internet. But often I'm just curious if I'm getting as many hits as I did last week and whether or not I'm on my way to becoming a famous blogger/writer.

Anyhow in my vanity and striving after the wind I'm wondering what sorts of beneficial things you are doing on the internet. What hobbies you love but have to fight to give up. Where do you draw lines in your life so you're accomplishing the important things - like loving your family etc...

All this is to say I'm doing some serious thinking lately about where I spend my time and I wish I could say I was proud of it. Even if this blog leads me to vanity (as it often does) I do believe it is offering something valuable to at least some people, and certainly to me. So I will continue my 15 minute/day commitment here. But what to cut... what to cut...