I talk about doing things, a lot. As I attempt to do more, it’s obvious that the time spent writing here is going to take away from the time I need to do everything else. I want this site; I need it. It helps me get my crap together, but it can also act as a safety blanket. And let me be honest, talking about doing things is a hell of a lot easier than actually doing them.
With this in mind, I’m going to be shifting from my five-day-a-week minimum publishing schedule to three days. Those extra two days will:
- Go towards bringing PaytaTesters to life
- Kill an excuse for not working on getting healthy1
- Encourage me to do better with the three posts I offer each week
I love this site… I love all of the conversations and relationships that have come from it. It may sound odd to love a website, but I don’t think I can properly explain how much it’s helped me and how much I hope it’s helped one other person (even if it is just helped them a tiny little bit).
Why not give it up? I want to do more, but I also want to keep examining how we do things, how we go about our work and why we choose the tools and tactics we do. As someone who has always struggled to naturally make things happen and continues to struggle, even as I find my process, I believe it’s important. So rest assured, this site isn’t going anywhere. It’s just evolving along with me.
I’ve gotten too busy talking about doing to effectively do. Thankfully there is an easy, effective solution: shift the balance in favor of action. Those two extra days a week should go a long way toward making things happen. I hope you’re foolish enough to keep watching this space. Good things to come, lots more to share.
Related side note: while we’re on the subject of changes, Mike. Vardy and I are moving Mikes on Mics podcast to Friday instead of our traditional Monday release. He gives a far more detailed explanation, but bottom line, it will make it easier for us to produce the show, will let us focus in on the quality and will likely lead to us posting shows closer to the time they are actually recorded. These are things that will make the quality better, which, coincidentally enough, happens to be the subject of this week’s episode. If you haven’t, I hope you’ll give it a shot.
- A topic for another day, but something that needs to happen. [↩]