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.