The last week or so I have been trying to write my dissertation, I’ve actually made progress as well, but it’s kind of caused me to neglect writing anything meaningful up here on the blog. It’s saddened me a little, as I’ve been enjoying all things blog related recently.
The trouble has been, that as I’ve been spending the day sat at the computer with Word open writing my diss, the last thing I’ve wanted to do is sit and write a blog post. Actually, it’s more that when I do sit to write a blog post I’ve not known where to start or what to write. I’ve had the ideas, but the age old forgetting them, or not knowing how to put them into a post has struck. Guess you could call it a Blog Block!
However, one thing that seems to be rearing it’s head a lot at the moment, partly due to the dissertation, is that I don’t feel very organised. On the outside I might look it, my room and desk are always fairly tidy and useable, my diary is always open with the weeks events and meeting/lectures in it, but for some reason I don’t feel I make the most of my time. So, I’ve been trying to sort myself out a little, bit, get the productivity a bit higher. One thing I suffer from, is that I’ll remember something I need to do at the most random point, but by the time I’m in a situation to do it, I’ve forgotten it! I bought a Moleskine in the summer to try combat this, but it seems to have spent most of the last few months sat on my window sil gathering dust. So I’m now trying to devise some sort of method for keeping it on me at all time and to organise how I record the little task I remember, but also how I record the blog ideas and design ideas I get at random times. Hopefully this will stem the flow of ideas that disappear into oblivion and help them join the few that filter out into the blog.
There’s also another reason why I seem to be shying away from the blog posts at the moment and that’s I feel like I need to sort stuff technically all the time. I recently installed Mint, which has been very interesting in showing me how many people actually visit my site and how often they come back, but I keep finding myself constantly debating whether to use Mint to track my feed or to stick with FeedBurner. It almost feels like I’m falling into the trap of being more bothered about how many people are coming, than providing those that do with quality content. So with that comes the concious effort to stop checking Mint so much and try to spend the time providing the content.
The difficult task in all this, is to not neglect the important stuff, my work, and focus on the getting and staying organised side of things. Also, I need to make sure not exclude God in it all. I have been praying all week about work, particularly the days Lucie is in school, but then I just realised I didn’t pray about it this morning. Perhaps thats why today has been so unproductive, at least in a work sense. Maybe more evidence I can’t do things on my own, and need the Big Fellers help in all this.