For those of you who have been wondering where I have been for the last several months, the answer has pretty much been “in a fog.” Part of it has been the result of being heavily overscheduled, and part of it has been a total and complete lack of ideas for new content. I seem to have lost my motivation for blogging. I have so many feeds to look at, but I had so much content coming at me at one time that I felt overloaded with everyone else’s information and commentary. I mean, how many times can I post “Great post! Good ideas, and I totally agree with you.” Somewhat lame, and certainly a pointless addition to the conversation.
Over break, I decided it was time to revamp this blog and take it in a
new direction. To that end, I’ve been trying to move this into a more
ePortfolio format that will incorporate a more effective use of
categories and tagging. I might possibly include microformats down the
road, but let’s face it–that is definitely putting the cart before the
horse. Unfortunately, I’m having difficulties applying the more
professional (tabbed) MT template. My efforts have merely resulted in
my admin interface pretending to do exactly what I ask, and then
soberly replying, “I’m afraid I can’t do that, Robin.” Obviously I know
who’s in charge here, and it’s not me. I get tabs, I don’t get tabs. I
have no picture, but I have one color header and another color for
headings. So I’m going to have to engage the tech expertise of others
who know better how to beat my renegade blog into submission. I think I
know where I want to go, but I’ll continue to work around it until I
can bribe the right people for help (are you listening, Brad K?).
course, it doesn’t help that I caught the alien flu that was going
around in the middle of things and was hopelessly sick for two weeks.
I was down and out for the count, however, I continued to rethink where
I was, which tools helped me do my job–both traditional and
non-traditional–where did I want to focus my efforts, and what sort of
thoughts and ideas got me excited about technology. I can tell that
things are starting to percolate again; thoughts are coming to life,
ideas about things I want to do, and how I want this blog, in the new
year, to better reflect what I’m about in a professional sense. I
suspect there will be a strong SRO bent to it, because that seems to be
where my interests have been guiding my lately. I’m even considering
(god help us!) doing a once a week vlog post, just because I can.
have a bit more patience; I am encouraged by what I am finding as I
root around in my brain (well, besides the dust bunnies). I think this
might be the best year yet.
“I wanna do great things, you know? I wanna be an achiever, like Bad Horse.”