My music collection appears frozen in time somewhere in the mid-90s.
Despite knowing a boatload about them, I rarely buy new gadgets, almost never replacement gadgets (which is fitting in quite nicely to my shift in living a more sustainable lifestyle).
I use Office XP/NeoOffice (OXP is much, much better, but I don’t quite feel like booting up parallels all the time). The ribbon sucks.
I write long blog posts…
I was talking with Robert Scoble this weekend about blogging, FriendFeed, Twitter, online communities, and, of course, potty training. On the call I mentioned one of my greatest stumbling blocks to writing a blog post is that as I research a given topic, I tend to find others have said the same thing I was planning to say (put enough monkeys in front of a keyboard…), and as a result don’t feel I’m adding more value, and tend to drop the post. As constant readers have noticed, this has caused a drop-off in my blogging.
The problem for me is I really like the 5-7 paragraph “long post” format. 2-3 paragraphs aren’t enough for me to set things up the way I like, and I try to generally make some kind of point when I blog. I’m actually fairly proud of some of the posts I’ve written over the years. But these days I find it hard to muster the energy to get a “quality” post together.
I’ve experimented with some “roundup” posts – to good feedback, thanks! So I’m going to try some more “quick blast” short form posts. 1-2 paragraphs on a given topic I encounter. Don’t worry, I’m not planning to lifestream, just give more content with quick thoughts, opinions, and commentary on more things.
I’ll still keep the yawners flowing from time to time, but hopefully this will kick my butt into being a bit more regular with the ol LD.
I have this problem too. I tend to write only long blog posts now – because when I want to do short ones I over think them. For some reason the long posts store up and then blast out. Kinda ironic, no?