Third week of being on my own, and first week on this consulting engagement. I’m pleasantly surprised at how much I can help. It’s been fantastic. =) I like this, although I’m firm about my decision to spend time developing other ways to earn money.
W- and I spent Saturday evening watching YouTube clips of Victor Borge. He was totally awesome. If you’re into classical music, check him out. If you aren’t, check him out anyway.
I didn’t get as much done this week compared to last week, probably because I shifted my wake-up time two hours earlier and I needed to adjust. I slept around 5 hours less this week than last week: 57 hours compared to about 62 hours, but still a decent 8 hours a day. I worked 41.5 hours on consulting, and I spent a little time planning as well. I need to go back to doing my week-by-week analysis of where I spend time – it will be interesting to see patterns.
[X]Start with enterprise collaboration consulting
[-]Business dev: Redesign site landing page and about page
[X]Business dev: Create and post more visual book notes
[X]Follow up with project O
[-]Reach out to Quantified Awesome folks
[X]Attend Ruby Hack Night
[X]Attend Maira’s get-together
[-]Go for a two-hour walk
[-]Plan what I want to learn how to draw
[ ]Project E1: File time
[ ]Project E1: Do more consulting
[X]Attend WordPress meetup
[ ]Plan site landing page and about page
[ ]Participate in U of T panel (Kelly Lyons)
[ ]Write testimonials for former colleagues
[ ]Attend small business networking get-together at TPL on March 13
[ ]Look into project O issue with confirmations
[ ]Draw more book notes and share them
[ ]Set up business credit card
[ ]Go on bike ride with W-
[ ]Cook batch of food
[ ]Go for good long walk – maybe Friday? Two hours?
|Activity||Last week||This week||Notes|
|Sleep||61.8||57.4||Shifted to early-morning schedule, too|
|Unpaid work||10.4||14.5||More commuting|
At today’s WordPress Toronto meetup, Andy McIlwain shared tips on brainstorming, scheduling, and sharing blog posts in WordPress. The lively discussion brought out lots of other tips, too.
The key thing I took away from the talk was that Evernote is awesome and that I should definitely look into it more. I’m also looking forward to checking out Content Rules for more writing tips and Plinky.com for blog post ideas.
After the talk, I had a fascinating conversation with Robin McRae and Ann Brocklehurst about information architecture and personal knowledge management. Lots to think about. Glad I went!
Check out Andy’s blog post below for slides and full notes. Looking forward to the next meetup!