Saturday, 13 March 2010


I'm in the middle of reading Linchpin by Seth Godin and i'm pretty sure i have a problem with 'shipping' on this blog.

Unlike a lot of people i don't have a problem with staring at blank pages, i have no issues with starting blog posts. In fact as things stand, i wouldn't have to start a new post for the next couple of months if i didn't want to because i have that many drafts saved. Where i have issues is finishing posts. Most of the time i get quite a bit of content down but get lost in the middle and don't fill in parts of the outline. Sometimes i get stuck in a read-revise cycle that i am never happy with. Either way i end up not publishing what i could and should.

In an effort to tackle this problem i am going to start setting deadlines and posting what i am working on at (or before) the deadline, regardless of the overall quality of the post. The upside for me is that it should force me to start working on posts earlier and prepare me to post something that i am maybe not 100% happy with. Unfortunately if you are one of the 3 or 4 readers who aren't me, the quality of the posts will likely take a serious dive over at least the next couple of weeks. Sorry. Hopefully you can put up with some poor(er) grammer, some inadequacies in structure and some very incomplete thoughts, until things start to improve.

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