I relate! I liked this in particular:
“…you let your plot fill with weeds, it’s harder to grow your own stuff.”
I often refer to all this as the signal-to-noise ratio. I often am hitting this issue. I pull back from the web, feel better, return with resolve to reduce, then ramp up and repeat the cycle.
I’ve walled off better than before. The only things I have outside my blog are Twitter and Feedly.
I am re-evaluating them again now.
Thanks for writing this; I enjoyed it. Take care and keep blogging!