Cheating

Why did I agree to start a new blogging challenge the week I am travelling for work??

I am writing this sitting on the bed in my hotel room in Sydney. I’m feeling very braindead at the moment, after attending a meeting today that went from 10am until 5pm. And I essentially woke up at 4am, according to my body clock – 6am Sydney time.

So I don’t have any ideas on what to blog on for today, and this post is cheating, because all I’m really blogging about is the fact that I don’t know what to blog about.

However, tomorrow I’ll be attending a workshop Chris Bourg will be presenting, and if I play my cards right (read: pay attention and take good notes), maybe I’ll have a more substantial post for next week…

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Post-blogjune

So even though it’s July and there’s no more #blogjune for another year, a few of us were talking about blogging more, this morning, on Twitter.

I think Kathryn started it with a comment, that snail followed up:

And a few others chimed in, and so now it looks like a few of us, including me, have committed to blogging weekly – with a post every Monday, for at least the next – what? 30 weeks? (Should’ve really left this post for Monday, but I suppose I wanted to put this out there in case others want to join in 😀 )

I think this is doable. Ruth’s already suggested a topic I could blog about. And then there’s the monthly topic for Glam Blog Club. I’m sure there will be other ideas…

Not sure what the hashtag for this next endeavour’s going to be, though. #glamblog? #libblogweekly?

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Still more time travel

So here we are, the last day of #blogjune. It’s actually been good to blog everyday. I’ve enjoyed the process, even though there were days when I was quite stumped for things to blog about. It’s been a bit hard to figure out what to write when my days have been very busy with work – work that would be rather boring to blog about. You know, meetings, and planning projects, and talking with people, and writing email, and so forth. You can get a bit bogged down sometimes.

It’s also been really good to read other people’s posts, and chat on Twitter. I think I’d forgotten how good it feels to connect with other people online. I wish I could relive that feeling!

it seemed apt to see this tweet this morning:

It brought back all the good memories, reminded me of that sense of possibility.

Has it really been ten years since Barcamp? Some of us who were there are still around – and still doing interesting things, which is good to see.

I think I need to try to keep that feeling alive, that spirit of always wanting to learn something – it helps me to keep looking forward, and staying open and positive. Not sure what I’ll do, to to do it, though. I could blog weekly, like Kathryn suggested on Twitter today:

I could join in on Ruth’s professional reading project.

I’m sure there’ll be other things. I won’t overthink things – I seem to do best when I just try stuff. Just do something.

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