Turns out I still have a working Wordpress install!
Merry new year etc. It’s a bit odd looking back over a blog I haven’t posted to for over a year. I never really got the hang of blogging but I always liked the idea. In the last yearish I’ve discovered a use for the Twitter account I’d forgotten about: blogging without the giant empty textarea to fill.
I’m not going to put a to do list of things I intend to do this year, it’s not something I’ve found helpful (turns out it doesn’t make me any more likely to do stuff). Instead I’m going to go with a vague concept for the future as I like the upward trajectory kind of change rather than some temporary change which doesn’t stick. Oddly, despite me being an engineering techie type and liking black and white solutions, on a personal level I’m quite vague which I’ve never really figured out.
A while (maybe a year or two) ago I decided to make a conscious effort to close the gap between what I say I’ll do and what I’ll actually do. It’s really hard for me to do but I think it’s kinda partially working. I think I’m over-promising and under-delivering less. Still not as much as I’d like, it’s working more for work stuff rather than personal things but it’s a start.
I had a minor epiphany earlier which leads to my next self improvement concept: consume less, create more. I don’t mean this in the eco-stop-using-carrier-bags-pish, but in a more general way. I figure I spend (I’m loathed to say “waste”) a lot of time consuming blogs but no time blogging myself. I read about cool projects and come up with great ideas but never quite get around to doing any projects of my own.
So that’s the plan, I’ll see how it goes. Man, that turned out to be a serious post! Here’s something I heard tonight that is awesome: