What your choice of URL shortener says about you

fb.me
I couldn’t be arsed to tweet this so I shared it from Facebook.

lnkd.in
This is serious and professional so I shared it on LinkedIn. Please endorse me for stuff.

buff.ly
I shared this eight hours ago, I’m not actually in right now, I’m browsing crochet goods at a craft market in Aldeburgh. I wouldn’t bother reading it if I were you.

wp.me
I blogged this, please read it and sign up to my email updates, I’m actually an excellent writer when I do get round to doing more than 140 characters. Every three years.

tinyurl.com
I’m from the past.

Act as if

In life, you will become known for doing what you do. That sounds obvious, but it’s profound. If you want to be known as someone who does a particular thing, then you must start doing that thing immediately. Don’t wait. There is no other way. It probably won’t make you money at first, but do it anyway. Work nights. Work weekends. Sleep less. Whatever you have to do. If you’re lucky enough to know what brings you bliss, then do that thing at once. If you do it well, and for long enough, the world will find ways to repay you.

Navigating stuckness

Getting organisised

Sometimes project plans, ticketing systems, Kanbans, lists, Trellos, Outlook categories and all the other organising tools feel like a luxury. Sometimes keeping organised is just another job. Sometimes the volume of work is just too much and all you can do is brace yourself, stand into the wind and pick stuff off a bit at a time.

I’ve been pestering some of the team I work with to update JIRA tickets, estimate their work, show things as in progress, stand up on time. I get why you need all that. But sometimes the last thing you need is to spend any more time writing about what you’re doing or talking about what you’re doing; you just need to do it and hope the plan catches up.

Today is one of those days. Now if you don’t mind I’m getting back to work.

…work in progress