What is the point of all of this?
To make me better. To make you better.
Being the best me that I can be is the most important goal I can imagine for myself. Anything I post here will endeavor to describe things I’ve done to better myself that might help or inspire you as well. Some days, the bar will be low and I might post something that is amusing. Amused, I think, is better than not. The next day I’ll talk about methods for processing email that reduce stress and increase your efficiency.
If I had to make a list of themes, this would be it. Everything relates to one of these:
The caveat: I’ve been working on this post for nearly a month. It still does not feel done and I suspect it never will. I’m never done learning, and to declare this entry finished would, in a way, be declaring boundaries for what might be covered here.
The Goal in Context:
I have not been very active with technology for the last 5 years (being a manager will do that to you). The management path has been good to me: I’ve learned numerous skills that help to keep teams functioning, productive, and motivated. That being said, I’ve been witnessing the power of the internet lately and thinking about how it might be leaving me behind. What better way to play a little bit of catch-up than to run a blog (how Web 2.0 of me) that allows me to explore all of the interesting new technology. For some perspective, the last time I touched the web was pre-adsense; my how things have changed.