I have a pretty rigid routine for checking the web every morning. I always visit the same sites in more or less the same order – usually after checking my e-mail.
The routine basically involves going through message boards, blogs, news sites, reading columnists and visiting various other websites I’m into.
While I’m going through all these sites I’m making a note of things that spark my interest (I should probably add them to delcious but I never remember) so that I can do something with them later.
And then I open WordPress. When I have WordPress open I write new posts around the ideas and things I gathered during my morning trek.
But I don’t. I write a headline, I add a weblink and sometimes I even get as far as writing a couple of paragraphs – but I rarely ever actually finish them.
It’s got so bad that until a few minutes ago I had hundreds of draft posts just sitting there unlikely to ever be completed – but because I’m an ADHD, OCD riddled geek I couldn’t bring myself to delete them.
Well I’ve finally done it – I’ve gone from having hundreds of draft posts to just five draft posts. And as soon as I click publish – five will become four.
The other four posts I’ll be writing at some point (hopefully before I forget why I’ve saved them) are:
Bloggers: Saviours of local news?, Jelly as an art form?, Earning man points and British Cultural Expansion.
I think they fit the brief I’ve set myself with Up Your Ego, basically to ‘create a guide to surviving life in the 21st century’.