The truth about other start pages:
Here's a secret. Most start pages are efficient at getting you where you DON'T want to go. If you don't believe me, just think about this scenario. You want to look something up on the internet. You go to your start page. You see a link to an interesting-looking article about [crazy celebrity] or [10 facts you'll forget in five minutes]. One link leads to another, and suddenly two hours are gone from your day. To make matters worse, you still haven't looked up the one measly thing you went online for in the first place.
If this has ever happened to you, you might like this site. Why? It gives you access to what you want without the distractions. There are no headlines about celebrity affairs, no Facebook updates about someone's relationship status, and no widget-based games to tempt you away from where you originally wanted to go. Try this site for a couple of days and see the difference. It's refreshing to have a start page that doesn't get in your way.
Why you should avoid this site:
- You like distractions.
Distractions are fun. Who cares about the hours they waste? Who cares that you could have been doing something you enjoy instead?
- You hate sites that load quickly.
If a site loads too quickly, it feels cheap. You like a site that will make you wait.
- You already open your favorite sites in tabs.
Why load one quick site when you can load three slow ones?
- You already have a speed-dial function in your browser.
That's basically this page minus the search tools. Who needs convenient access to information anyway?
Suggestions for people who insist on using this site:
Blinkdash can be tough to get used to. Without the distractions you'd see on most other start pages, you might find yourself with a shocking increase in free time. While other people are spending hours each day clicking through distractions, you could be learning an instrument, getting in really good shape, spending time with people you care about, learning a language, taking a walk in the park, trying a new restaurant, drawing pictures, riding a bike, or doing whatever else you like to do. Alright, so maybe that's a bit extreme, but I think you can at least agree that internet distractions can take up a lot of your time. Your start page shouldn't contribute to that.
There are a lot of things that can steal your time during the day. Don't let your start page be one of them.