The blogging blues
So I was talking to Sarah last week about my current blog funk. And I gotta say — I felt like throwing in the towel…
I think I was hitting burn-out. Very little inspiration and time to commit to it lately. As if supplying the content weren’t enough of a task, the engineer in me wants to rip out the Frankenstein guts of the blog and rebuild it. It’s too busy, too clunky, too buggy, not all that pretty, outdated. It could be so much better, so much more efficient. And then there are so many old posts that don’t seem relevant anymore. Some of them I’m downright embarrassed about. I felt like hitting the delete button on more than a few. Been there, done that, delete.
I’ve been reading lately about this cultish craze called GTD (Getting Things Done), a three-year old phenomenon which I apparently missed altogether the first time around. It was first a sort of self-help book. Then it gained a following. Here’s a summary from the one-stop-shop personal productivity site 43Folders:
Stuff is bouncing around in our heads and causing untold stress and anxiety. Evaluation meetings, bar mitzvahs, empty rolls of toilet paper, broken lawn mowers, college applications, your big gut, tooth decay, dirty underwear and imminent jury duty all compete for prime attention in our poor, addled brains. Stuff has no “home” and, consequently, no place to go, so it just keeps rattling around… We’re too neurotic to stop thinking about it, and we certainly don’t have time to actually do everything in one day.
Boy that’s me lately! My mind so full of stuff to do (most of which I pile onto myself). So many details to sort out first, where to start? So I’m going to give this GTD stuff a try and apply it to my blog, to my personal todo list. I’ll keep you posted.
So for now, I’m giving the blog a stay of execution. But expect some changes soon. Some minor cosmetics, some major overhaul.