It’s ironic that a good many of developers, designers, consultants and trainers have the most work to do when it comes to updating their own web sites. I’m guilty of this (have been on many occasions). I know it looks bad and I know it can actually be embarrassing. And it’s not that I’m lazy or think my own site isn’t worthy of interaction. You can blame it on my clients…In my little world, clients’ needs (and I mean needs) always take a priority. Because there’s so much updating and scheduling going on during the typical work week, I find little time to work on my own endeavors. I’m several episodes behind on LOST, for example – so please don’t spoil it for me!
In the first quarter of 2010, I oversaw two major site launches, spent 8 days traveling to conferences and worked many a weekend. Of course, these are all just excuses. The real reason is that my office was a total mess. I’m talking beyond disorganization, as it became the “catch-all” for when company was due to come. This is a problem when you work at home – if you don’t pay attention, you’ll wind up with too much of your personal belongings in your work space. That can be a major problem, and worse, a real enthusiasm-sucker. So, I took time to tackle the problem, moving everything out (in an organized fashion, that is) and I know have my own space back.
Sure, I’ll still have days where I just have to get out of here and work at, say, Panera or Starbucks, but at least I’m no longer dreading sitting in cramped quarters, surrounded by things that just don’t belong.
Enough with the excuses though… it’s time to get to work. I could keep writing about this (for hours, even), but that would just be another method I use to procrastinate…