A while back I read this wonderfully compelling book by the folks over at 37signals whose intention is to show you a better, easier way to succeed in business. A potential yawn-fest, I know, but this isn’t a typical business book. This business book is witty and riddled with unusual, yet seemingly practical fixes to help you simply be better. It’s full of simple stuff, like, “stop saying ASAP. We get it. It’s implied. Everyone wants things done as soon as they can be done.” It’s a good read.
The reason I bring this all up, is because there was one ‘fix’ that recently resonated rather harshly. Let me explain…
So, I have this blog right. Sometimes I talk about food, and sometimes I just don’t say anything (mostly the last one). Now, you’ll laugh when I tell you that I also have another blog. Say wha!? Ya, I started a second blog last November to capture my writing, book reviews, a bunch of other stuff that’s not about food. And how are both blogs doing now 10 months later? Not well. Not well, at all.
This is likely no surprise, but it’s disappointing to me nonetheless. What else did I expect when I took on two large personal projects? As Rework suggests, and I should have listened, I need to pare back the ‘work’; look at half, as opposed to doing the whole thing (two blogs) half-assed. So, what now?
This flailing food blog (and I mean flailing, like whacky, arm flailing, inflatable tube man, kind of flailing) and that, I don’t even know what to call it, let’s say ‘other blog’ are merging. Hooray! But, this is proving to take some time. You see, it involves backing up servers and cloning instances, and a whole bunch of stuff that I can explain, but can’t do. So I’ve enlisted the help of my BF, and once we both have enough time to stop and sit and fix this mess, then things will be better. Or so 37signals says.
I’m going to do half, not the whole thing half-assed. And I’m feeling pretty good about it. So let’s cross our fingers and hope this happens soon!