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Thread: How much time daily do you spend on Quilting Board? and what do you look at first?

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    Super Member lizzy's Avatar
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    How much time daily do you spend on Quilting Board? and what do you look at first?

    Quilting Board is my first stop on the internet and I have to tell myself, ok, time to stop and do something else. I love this site and it offers so much to me in every topic. I do love the tutorials and that is what I look at first, then pictures of quilts, next, items for sale. From then on, I go to whatever catches my eye. Thanks to all the contributors and people who make this such an enjoyable site to visit. Now, I really should stop and take my dogs out. I do spend at least 2 hours during the course of the day on Quilting Board.
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    I have my morning coffee with everyone here at QB, I always stop at what is for sale, then to main and then to pictures. Anything else I look at is because a caption catches my eye. Likely around an hour throughout the day!
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    I grab a coffee as soon as I get up & turn on the computer. I spend 1 1/2-2 hours on QB. I check out the main section first, then pictures, then I poke around at the other topics. Thank goodness we are retired so time doesn't really matter as long a I remember to feed the dog & let her out.

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    I take my GGS to a mothers day out program at 9:30, so I sit down at the computer, go to Facebook first to see what my family is doing, and then to the QB. I go to either Main or Pictures, doesn't make any difference which one, and start down the line. Some mornings I post a lot, some not so much. After I get back home I stop several times during the day when I need to take a break to loosen up the old neck and shoulders...sometimes go way back to see if I missed anything. Probably about an hour to two hours a day.

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    I take my iPad to bed with me and read and answer the posts until I'm ready to fall asleep. Since I have insomnia, we're talking 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Then sometimes I will read while I have my morning coffee. I always read main and usually vintage. I don't often look at the picture page. Everything there looks so fabulous I get intimidated for my own work, which I'm told is quite good. I just never feel what I've done is perfect enough!
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    i am on the board for a few hours in the morning and quite often throughout the day. i start with Main, then Pictures, then GCC. eventually, i hit all the forums. i like to use Archives so that i don't miss any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gail B View Post
    I grab a coffee as soon as I get up & turn on the computer. I spend 1 1/2-2 hours on QB. I check out the main section first, then pictures, then I poke around at the other topics. Thank goodness we are retired so time doesn't really matter as long a I remember to feed the dog & let her out.
    Gail B, you and I could get together. We start off our day the same way. Have to have my coffee while I enjoy the Board. My dogs let me know when it is time to stretch those old legs. Love retirement.
    Lizzy in La.

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    Around 3+ hours each day!

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    Sitting in the living room looking out two windows, drinking a cup of coffee and exploring QB is a most wonderful way to start the day as a retiree. I have learned so much here and been inspired by all the lovely quilts shared by such wonderful quilters. I start with the main, then explore pictures and often check out the recipes. I even met a few QB ers that live near by and we get together occasionally throughout the year. Yes, this is my first stop in the morning and I gaze at the clock and try to keep it to 1 1/2 hours, but occasionally I peek back during the day. Good Morning to all.
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    First thing in the morning with my cup of tea. I check back on the Ipad as I take breaks during my sewing projects I'm working on. I spend about an hour before bed at night.

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    In the morning, after my emails. On and off when taking breaks throughout the day.
    I go to the pictures first!

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    I usually go to "Main and check out all the ones that I haven't read before.

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    LOTS of time, would probably get some UFOs completed if I didn't. I start on the Archives page with the In Search of; then Main; then Pictures.

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    I read the email threads first then will get on the board and go through each category, I probably spend at least 1-2 hours a day on the board. It is so inspiring and I've learned SO much!

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    My routine once out of bed , is start up the computer , Get my work e- mail open( I office from home) , then open the quiltboard and paruse the topics in main, then check for anything of interest list in for sale, then photos.. then other sections but in no particular order.
    I have been known to surf this site when on particularly boring work conference calls.... but SHHH don't tell .

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    LOL WAAAYY to much time. Usually first thing in morning with coffee then throughout the day then before bed. Sometimes I hardly get anything else done in the day I'm embarrassed to say.

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    I guess, as a retired person I'm pretty average. I have fibromyalgia (spell?) and don't move well in the morning, so my DH brings me a simple breakfast in bed and I eat and sip coffee for the usual 1-2 hours and then get up and get at my quilting (if life doesn't get in the way).

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    Read Archive, not much time for any of the others

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    About 1 hour first thing in the morning and several times during the day as I check my emails. I consider it time well spent because I use the info. It's like having a good friend. I have put many hints to use, enjoyed hearing others who have the same mishaps as I have, privately celebrated with success stories, and just plain good advice. Also use several of the recipes. I work as a volunteer in a thrift store that benefits the homeless. We have many vintage and orphaned sewing machines donated. I check them out, clean & oil, etc. Hints here are a big help with that.

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    My iPhone and I have coffe in the morning with QB - messages, main, pictures, Secret Santa thread. I come back often during the day especially while waiting for kids to finish dance, gymnastics, etc. if it was not for the IPhone I would rarely have time. And of course, before bed I check to see if I missed something important. You never know!

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    I'm a software engineer that spends my life tied to my screens. I have to be honest this place is a guilty pleasure I sneak off to and read and now I'm answering ROFLMAO!! So addictive.

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    Looks like I'm not the only guilty party. Get up at 5:00 and am on here for an hour...like to look at the main threads, then go to the tutorials, and then to the resources. Then I have to see the gossip on fb. Go to work and then during the day I am off and on every once in awhile. Too much but there's too much to look at also.

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    I get on the Quiltboard first thing every morning while I have my coffee. When I sit down throughout the day to rest, I pick up the IPad and read some more. Finally, while we are watching tv at night, I keep the IPad in my lap and read the latest on Quiltboard. I' m obsessed! First, I read the pictures, then main, then tutorial and organization.

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    I have to confess. I get to work at 8:00 and after logging into the office system, I get the internet up and running and QB is the second place I go after checking my emails. I leave it minimized all day and check it out throughout the day. I get rather bored most days so I spend an awful lot of time reading QB. I start usually with Main and move on to tutorials. I am still exploring the board as I am relatively new. It is so addicting. Then I go home in the evenings and will check again. I find myself spending more and more time on the board and taking away from my quilting. I need to finish my first quilt that I started last May!

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    I fire up the computer and head to this board first thing every day at 4am with my first destination being the Main board, then Pictures, then In Search Of. I work at numerous locations and sometimes when I try to access the board I'll get a pop-up saying that the network sees "something suspicious" which means that for the rest of the day I'm wondering what is going on without me. At today's location the firewall didn't see anything suspicious so I've been on here for about an hour. What would I do without the board to teach me things, to provide inspiration, to add quilts to my to-do list and bring enjoyment to my day?
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