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5 of the best ways to procrastinate online

Updated on November 11, 2014

We all like to procrastinate at times, especially when we know we are meant to be doing something else, like revising, working or cleaning! And there is only so many times you can update your status, tweet your boredom or feed your crops on farmville, so here is a hub about my 5 favourite ways to procrastinate (aside from reading and commenting on hub pages of course!)

Sneeze | Source

1. Sneeze

Sneeze is a gross, but educational game about the spread of germs!

The aim is to infect as many people as possible with your sneeze - yes its disgusting, but slightly addictive! You get one sneeze per level. You just move your human and hit the space bar to sneeze. Different types of people travel at different speeds and sneeze differently, if the sneeze hits a person they are infected. Go see if you can make it to the last level and infect 100%! You will easily get addicted and its very competitive between work colleagues!

Musical Squares
Musical Squares | Source

2. Musical Squares

Musical Squares, not sure that's its real name, but that's what it is!

I found this on a friends blog a few months ago and it is so much fun and totally addictive. Essentially you have all the squares and they are all set to a slightly different note. You just click the squares to create the note, and then the sound repeats and reverberates off other chosen notes. Ok so its kinda hard to explain so just go click!! You can make your own little tune, or click madly and make a noise instead!

Yeti Sport - Pingu Throw
Yeti Sport - Pingu Throw | Source

3. Yeti Sport - Pingu Throw

Yeti Sport has many games but Pingu Throw is one of my favs.

The Yeti generally likes to throw, hit, bounce and play with less fortunate animals. In this Yeti Game the Yeti wants to play baseball with poor little pingu! You have to click to drop the penguin and then click again to hit the penguin as far as you can. This is a quick game which you will want to play over and over to beat your own high score.

Free Rice - Art History question
Free Rice - Art History question | Source

4. Free Rice

Free Rice - the ethical way to procrastinate and test your general knowledge!

This is a mini quiz site to test your general knowledge in a selection of fields. See how much you know about art, languages and geography, and how good your english and math skills really are. Join a league or challenge your friends to get to the highest level and best score. Plus every time you get a correct answer the site will donate 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme! So far over 96 billion grains have been donated! Feeding millions of people in third world countries. So go test your knowledge and help tackle world hunger too!

Daisy Dayz - My blog
Daisy Dayz - My blog
Smitted Kitchen
Smitted Kitchen

5. Blogs

Ok so this one isn't something you can play, but as a blogger myself (and because most of you are probably online writers as well) I love blog hopping! I start on one blog then hop to other through links in comments, blog lists in side bars or links in posts to find new blogs. You never know what you might uncover and you will be surprise by how many interesting, talented people there are out there. It's a lot like hub hopping I suppose, and it is one of my favourite ways to wile away an afternoon. I have meet some great people through blogging, some I would call genuine friends! So its a great way to spend a little time procrastinating

To give you somewhere to start you can check out our blog Two Hearts One Roof (for lifestyle and design posts) or our photography site Cross-Jones-Photography (for photography, obviously) or maybe my favourite recipe and cooking blog Smitten Kitchen.

If you drop by my blog, leave a comment to say hi!!

Final note

I hope you enjoy your procrastination, but remember not to become too engrossed or addicted otherwise you will never get anything done! hehe!


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    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      5 years ago from Cardiff

      Lol thanks! I think we all need a bit of procrastination time at some point in the day!

    • Kosmo profile image


      5 years ago from California

      Yes, indeed the Internet has added endless ways to procrastinate. Thanks for showing me even more. Ha! As for checking out your blog, I'll try to find time. Sorry. Later!

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      5 years ago from Cardiff

      Glad you liked the hub and hope you enjoy Free Rice!

    • Cogerson profile image


      5 years ago from Virginia

      Sounds like some great suggestions....I will be checking out some of these....especially FreeRice which sounds right up my alley.....thanks for the sharing these websites.....voted up and useful.

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      5 years ago from Cardiff

      Oh thanks for the tips, there may be a part 2 to this hub at some point! Lol, had a few other fun sites to check out. Glad you enjoyed

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      Nicole Quaste 

      5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Sporcle is another great site. I've never been on Rice but I imagine it's similar. It's timed trivia games in a variety of categories. is an awesome site too. Great hub!

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      5 years ago from Cardiff

      Every one needs a little procrastination time!! Hehe!

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      Shasta Matova 

      5 years ago from USA

      Like I need to learn more ways to waste time online. I am already addicted to HubPages and blogs, and spent quite a bit of time at the free rice site. Thanks for the others. They really do look like a lot of fun.

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      5 years ago from Cardiff

      It is so fun! You will get addicted!

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      5 years ago from Cardiff

      Lol that is brilliant! and I shall have to go in search of WhirlyWords too then! Maybe a part 2!

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      Redberry Sky 

      5 years ago

      It's taken me six months to get over my WhirlyWords addiction, and now this! Aargh!

      It took me a minute to realise Sneeze was an *online* game. You can't *imagine* what was going through my mind about what your parties must be like ...

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      I can see where musical squares would be come a habit for me. Fun reading through your hub post!

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      5 years ago from Cardiff

      Well it would be a nice break from writing! lol! Glad you liked it!

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      Terrye Toombs 

      5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Just what I needed, daisydayz, MORE ways to procrastinate and not get my writing done. :) A very fun and useful hub. Thank you for sharing these! :) VUMS (Voted Up, More & Shared)

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      6 years ago from Cardiff

      Glad you had fun!

    • michiganman567 profile image


      6 years ago from Michigan

      Check my email, read blogs and write comments, visit facebook. The next thing you know 2 hours are gone. I am going to avoid the ones that you listed.

    • RunningDeer profile image


      6 years ago from Iowa

      I checked out Sneeze and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing this!

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      6 years ago from Cardiff

      Don't do it! You'll get hooked! Hehe!

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      6 years ago from Cardiff

      Her recipes are always so good!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I vote up and funny! I laughed at the title alone. I am resisting the urge to press the Musical Squares link for fear that it puts me behind with deadlines hehe :)

    • Lady_E profile image


      6 years ago from London, UK

      Very interesting and positive too. I checked out Smitten Kitchen and the Blackberry Gin Fizz - caught my attention. Niiiice. :-)

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      6 years ago from Cardiff

      They are all quite fun and addictive!

    • alocsin profile image


      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Other than blogs, I have never heard of any of these things and look forward to trying them all out. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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