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My Plan to Fix My Writing Routine and Stop Sucking

June 10, 2013


My recent post “Why I Quit Reading For 45 Days” sucked.  I wrote the post under time pressure and as the deadline approached I had to stop writing and start editing even though I knew it was in poor shape.  As soon as I hit publish I felt regret, shame, and disappointment. I started this […]

State of the Blog

February 1, 2013


Time to Reflect In a rather impromptu manner I decided to take a break from my goals over the holidays.  For the first time in a year I put all of my Beeminder goals on hold and hopped on a plane without my guitar or laptop.  The moment that decision was made I felt all […]

My First Two Fans… I Mean Readers

October 13, 2012


I just finished writing a response to a comment and I turned to my wife and said excitedly “I have my first two fans!” before quickly correcting myself and saying “readers.” Jerome has commented here, here and here.  and Milt has commented one other time.  That means that they are repeat visitors, readers and commentators (is […]

Choose Your Own Adventure… I Mean Blog Post

August 8, 2012


There has been a lot going on around here lately and I have experienced some serious highs and lows.  I have so many thoughts and stories and lessons I want to share that I don’t even know where to start.  That is why I am turning to you, my Most Loyal Readers.   Please vote […]

Achieve More with Beeminder

July 11, 2012


I don’t know if you have noticed, but all my blog posts go live on Tuesday night.  Why Tuesday night you may wonder? It just so happens that my Beeminder blog post graph will crash if I don’t tend to it by midnight on Tuesday.   In other words, if I don’t write a blog post […]

Who Do You Envy?

May 16, 2012


If you are trying to figure out what type of work will make you happy then it is useful to pay attention to feelings of envy.  Feelings of envy can give you insight into what drives you. Who do I envy? I am envious of thinkers.  Not just any type of thinker.  Specifically, thinkers with […]

This Blogging Business is Hard!

March 14, 2012


I started this blog to force me to write more frequently and at a level that was good enough to post publicly.  I thought that was the skill I would be developing.  I didn’t anticipate how much of a learning experience building and managing the blog itself would be. Recently my site was hacked.   I […]

Getting the Words Out

October 26, 2011


Lately I have been having this strong urge to become a writer.  The urges are so strong that I have considered throwing my entire livelihood and career out the window to chase this dream.  Well, that isn’t too crazy you might say.  Many writers through caution to the wind and followed their dream and achieved […]

First blog post ever. Well sort of.

July 28, 2011


It is 2011 and I am just getting into this whole blogging thing.  Do you think I am a slow adopter?  Technically this isn’t actually my first blog.  I did start a blog about kitesurfing on blogger which I maintained for about a month before it died on the vine.  The truth is that writing […]