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.
When you're doing something hard, the effort curve looks something like a bell curve. At first, as you're dabbling in it, you don't put in much effort. Then it progressively gets harder and harder until you finally reach that peak. That's when you "make it" and things start to get a little easier. But we don't always make it to that peak. Sometimes, often, we give up.
Polyphasic sleep was brutally difficult. I tried three times to get on the schedule. The first two times I gave up on day five because it was just too hard and there was no end in sight. Then Steve Pavlina got on the schedule. He announced that on day six it gets easy. I tried again, and sure enough on day six it got easy. It's not that it took no effort after day six, but when the effort required is less and less each day, it's really easy to persevere When it's harder every day, well, that's a different story.
Pickup was like tights, too. At first it was murderously difficult to get a girl to even talk to me. It was painful and showed no signs of getting easier. I stuck through it somehow, and I still remember the day I realized it had gotten easier. I was talking to a friend and told him that pretty much every girl I talked to those days would be attracted to me in some capacity. It struck me that I could have never said that before, and that I had in fact reached that peak of effort and passed it.
It's like climbing a really densely fogged mountain. You have a rough idea of how far you've come, you can see how difficult the patch you're working on is, but you can only have the vaguest idea of where the top is. Maybe it's a day away, maybe it's a year away.