Agenda is motivating

posted by Jeff | Monday, June 1, 2009, 11:21 PM | comments: 0

Last week I mentioned that I've never really set any kind of agenda, and that's one of the biggest things to hold me back every time I'm forced into self-employment. Well I spent some time looking at my list of ideas (and domain names), projects and other goodies that have been sitting around in unfinished chaos, and I feel like I've got direction now.

This gets me motivated. My blogging app has largely come together in the last two days, and it's feature complete now, requiring some CSS work to make it presentable. It's still the basis for the book (which I'm not sure how to proceed on), and will also run this blog.

The next project is based on audience and earning potential, and has been on the radar for more than a year. It gets my full attention next. Connected to it are a number of little projects that haven't evolved enough science projects, including some Silverlight stuff and a proper tagging framework.

The funny thing about this stuff is that I tend to not apply the things that have worked for me time and time again in day jobs. The key to making any project manageable is to break it down into smaller parts, and for whatever reason, I don't do it in my own business. Duh.

Tonight I'll start with the blog styling and data migration and see where that takes me. In a day or two, you might be reading this on


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