So far this blog has probably already had more updates than most of the blogs I've had in the past.
The reason for that is that I've used my initial enthusiasm (anything that's new is interesting) to start writing posts in advance and schedule them.
This way I get to go on with my daily life and if I forget about posting, they get posted automatically. I have to admit, this is one of the things I really like about Sett. I schedule posts and if I don't write a post they are automatically rolled out. If I do write a post than they just stay in the queue until a day goes by where I don't publish anything and voila, one of the scheduled posts goes out.
It's a great feature to have because we all know that "real life" sometimes gets in the way of our best intentions. Whether it's writer's block or just one being too busy, sometimes you just can't do the things you wanted to do or planned to do. In my case that's blogging.
Not only that but there is the ADHD thing. I'll sit down to write a post and an email will pop up. Before I know it I'll be fixing my mom's roof (which had nothing to do with the blog post, the email or the 15 other things that caught my attention in the 2 minutes after the email notification) and I'll have forgotten all about the post I had started to write.
Now obviously there is a downside as well. Scheduled posts are a bit less specific. They won't be an update on something that happened 5 minutes ago as, by their nature, they will be on something that has happened in the past or still has to happen in the future.
That said, I like the fact that I got to write this post on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the knowledge that it'll save me some day when I don't have time to write.
It's been a busy couple of weeks.
Sure, I know it's an excuse. Even though I'm working 11-13 hour days I could have find the time to write something here but then, I chose to spend that time with friends I hadn't seen for a while.
Aside from that I "had" to attend a studio light demo day
I put had in between quotation marks cause I had a couple of thousand reasons not to go but in the end I decided that sometimes you just have to replace gear. So now I have lots of new toys that I haven't been able to use yet... for 2 weeks.
I'm sitting at my desk in my RV. It's nice out, but the RV is in direct sunlight, so it's hot inside. The fan is on maximum speed, which cools me down a little bit at the cost of it being really loud. Two seconds ago I checked my email. I also checked my email ten seconds ago. Thirty seconds ago I thought about how I should make lunch, even though I've already eaten lunch. In other words, my mind is doing everything it can to avoid writing.
I'm not really in the mood to work, but I'm even less inclined to write. When my mind is in programming mode, I find it very difficult to switch from talking-to-computers mode to talking-to-humans mode. Last week, as you may have noticed, I didn't post anything. I slapped together a post, read it over, decided it was really crappy, and just skipped the week.
Now I'm writing, though, and I'll tell you why.