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Blogging

For some reason I can easily forget about blogging. It’s doesn’t play a role in my standard week. When I stop working and come home I relax for an half hour and I eat something. Most of the time I watch the 8 O’clock news and then I leave to my ‘working room’. When I’m behind my computer I always have a list of things that had to be done yesterday. So I do these for an hour. Now its 21:30 and I will check some RSS feeds and do some reading. This can take a long time, depending on the things that are published on the net. Some months ago I easily spend 2 hours a day reading feeds, now I try to stop after 30 minutes.. 😉

So, it’s 22:00..  now it could:
A) Spend some time with my girlfriend
B) Relax and watch a movie
C) Do some more work
D) Go to bed early, to get some sleep that I really need
E) Call a friend / Family
F) Work on one of my hobby projects
G) Play a game of Battlefield 2
H) Sit back and think about the future
I) ….
J) Do some Internet browsing
K) Read my E-mail
L) Make some hot chocolate and have a good conversation with the mirror
M) Do some muscle training
N) Pick one of the 20 books I still want to read
O) Go outside and have a walk
P)  Go out and have a drink with a frend
Q) Organize a party
R)  Read some whitepapers that I printed
S)  Start a nice topic on a online Forum
T) Clean up my hard drives and make some backups
U) Do some chatting on MSN
V) Work on my Company’s Knowledgebase and Portal
W) Start up a Virtual PC and do some beta testing
X) Start up OneNote and write down some new business ideas
Y) Visit the neighbours
Z) Prepare some work for tomorrow
 
Hmm, I wrote this list in 2 minutes and I can think of a lot of other thing that I could do…
This is probably why it don’t Blog every day…

When I would take more breaks during the day and blog ten…there is a change. But for me it’s pretty hard to take a break. I start something, and I dig myself in, until it’s finished…

So.  Can you expect me to do more blogging?
I don’t know, the future will tell…
 

 

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Will new media bring new habits?

I’m back, after a month of  ‘silence’.

I tried to limit my time on ‘the Net’ for the last 4 weeks. During my holiday to the French Alpes (photo’s here) I had a good two weeks without an internet connection. The other weeks I have been working, but I didn’t use any RSS readers or blogging tools.

During my vacation I realised that reading and writing blogs didn’t always have a positive effect on me. Sometimes this resulted in a form of stress.  The main reason for this, is that I just find too many topics interesting and I just can’t read everything I want…. Mostly because the limitation of time.

 I also admitted to myself that I’m an information junky. Reading a lot of RSS feeds, can result in an information overdose.  

After i got this insight, I’m thinking about new ways to fit my ‘internet information consumption’ habits in my life. I’m thinking about only reading blogs on specific times of the day and to limit the information that I read about. I only should subscribe to feeds that bring information that are in line with my primary interests or information that brings joy or new insights.

I’m also looking at new ways to consume my ‘daily dose’ of RSS feeds. I really like Microsoft’s start.com at the moment. It delivers my a nice ‘chunk size’ dose of information. This is an amount that I can handle… I now only open my Sharpreader once a day. And I never spend more that a half hour on reading new feeds..

New media bring new habits… and they will require new disciplines…

 

 

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My Dream Car – The Aston Martin V8

I fell in love with this car.. It’s the Aston Martin V8

According to the guys at Top Gear (i think this is best tv show in the world), it will cost as much a a Porsche 911. Yheeeah!

I got a new reason to start saving some money! 😉 I’ve got almost a year to get it, because if i rememberd correctly it will be ready near the end of 2005.

I made a video from some of the photo’s i found.

This video also brings music to this blog.. Just hit ESCAPE to end the music.

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