January 29, 2010

I don’t know how regular bloggers do it!

Filed under: General — Mike Burford @ 4:26 pm

I thought if I started off a blog whilst things were relatively quiet then I would be in the habit of keeping it up to date so it wouldn’t be too much of an effort when things got busy.  I was wrong.  I never seem to be able to find the time, or if I have got some time spare I try to use it to catch up on email, reading/learning, documentation, overdue stuff, or feeling guilty for not doing enough exercise!  Yet here are all these people online who not only manage to produce informative blogs, but keep up with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc etc.  I have an account with all of the above but Twitter is too much of a distraction, Facebook just eats time – I mainly use it now to find out what my sons are up to as they both live overseas and hardly ever write, but they keep Facebook up to date! – and my LinkedIn group notifications pile up with all the other email that isn’t urgent.

Then there’s my 18 month old granddaughter and as the only man in her life I try to make a point of spending quality time with her each day – for some reason my daughter and wife think the same should apply for them as well!  What’s with that?  :o)

A friend put me on to Google Reader the other day so I’m looking forward to seeing if that helps me to keep on top of my reading, now all I have to do is work out how to keep on top of all the electronic paperwork.

Anyway, for those of you who are obviously much more organised than I am and keep churning out quality, informative stuff, I take my hat off to you.

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  1. Don’t worry it will come to you and even if you post once in a while, your input is appreciated.

    Comment by Keith Brooks — January 30, 2010 @ 3:20 am

  2. If you want google reader to take on more of a newspaper look and feel and also be easier to work with then try Feedly, the Firefox extension for it also. Drop me a note if you want some help in managing tons of feeds in reader

    Comment by Chris Miller — January 30, 2010 @ 5:41 am

  3. Thanks very much for that Keith.

    Comment by Mike Burford — January 30, 2010 @ 10:36 am

  4. Thanks Chris, I’ll go and check out Feedly now. And I appreciate your offer, trying to work out how to manage the ‘tons of feeds’ thing has been the challenge, I’ll see if Feedly helps. Cheers.

    Comment by Mike Burford — January 30, 2010 @ 10:40 am

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