2010 Blog Plan

Posted: January 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on 2010 Blog Plan

Well, this isn’t so much a “plan” in the sense that I could follow it to pull off a heist.  It’s more a list of traits that I want my blog to embody in the new year.  A set of reminders for myself that I want to strive towards.

– Consistent!!

I need to use this as an exercise to improve myself.  Like all exercise, it’s best when done regularly, not sporadically.

– Discuss Intelligently

– Revelant!
Connect the dots, obscure is fine, haughty is bleh

– Don’t be afraid of Long-Form
If it’s worth the time for you to read it, it’s worth the time for me to fully discuss it.

– Intuitive
I don’t really know how this applies, but it sounds good.  I’ll figure it out later

– More Engagement
No, not the down-on-one-knee kind; the interacting-with-whoever-reads-this kind.  I work best when challenged from an outside sourse.  What better source than the one right here?

I’m sure this list will be evolving.  This is just what I got down in 10 minutes today.
List done.


It's the New Year, get more stuff DONE!

Posted: January 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | Comments Off on It's the New Year, get more stuff DONE!

This is now hanging up at my desk at work.  I’m pretty sure this week I’ll be pointing to it at least a few times.

From the DONE Manifesto, by Bre Pettis:

The Cult of Done Manifesto

  1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
  2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
  3. There is no editing stage.
  4. Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it.
  5. Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
  6. The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
  7. Once you’re done you can throw it away.
  8. Laugh at perfection. It’s boring and keeps you from being done.
  9. People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right.
  10. Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
  11. Destruction is a variant of done.
  12. If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
  13. Done is the engine of more.