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by oneafrikan on June 6, 2005

Adam at V-2.org posted an interesting article about coming back to the online world after being away for a while, which struck a chord with me. For a while, I was all about posting as much as I could, whenever I could. I’ve built up n ideas for articles, and I have loads of stuff saved in WordPress as a Draft.

But it’s too much.

You see, my mind is always on, always thinking, always asking questions, always asking “what if’s?”, always trying to save “the problem”, always curios. And it’s something I need to start reining in. If I had my way, I wouldn’t sleep, and I would be writing code, as well as speaking to business people every day, and doing the marketing. Sometimes it’s like being in a maze, where each new turn brings new opportunities for communication and learning and doing. But I can’t. It’s just not possible to keep it up.

After coming back from a really great holiday in South Africa, catching up with work, then going on another trip to France, then getting the flu for a week or so, I’ve just not been able to get into it like I was before SA – perhaps that’s the nature of things, the natural cycle – but that’s ok. This isn’t a race, and my only responsibility is to write about stuff that matters to me. If it matters to you too, or you find it interesting, then you’ll come back.

So, I’m going to focus on things that are important to me. I’m going to write about less “stuff”, but in doing that write more about what I care about. I hope you’ll like it, and I hope you tell me when you think I’m speaking, ahem, rubbish.

‘Till later then ;-)

2 comments

G,

Have to say I hear you!! Often a big danger in our industry. Moderation is key. Not only in terms of not getting burnt out, but also in terms of doing what we do effectively. One of my work goals for this year is to learn to do some of the more basic things (like researching) efficiently and well. It doesn’t have to perfect, or the best way, as long as it’s efficient. OK – before I write a thesis, let me end up by saying – spot on, information overload, in the long run, is never a good thing.

by Roché Naudé on June 8, 2005 at 3:41 pm. Reply #

Yup ;-)
I’m a sucker for that, so have to do the same thing as you mentioned.
Also, try getting your info from the BEST sources that you can. But that takes time and research to find them!!

by Gareth Knight on June 9, 2005 at 3:43 am. Reply #

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