I have been working on some longer posts, but I haven’t had time to finish them. So, things have been quiet around here. Two quick updates, though.
First, I said recently that I was thinking about getting rid of my SLR. After letting that thought stew for a few days, I decided against it pretty firmly. Photography is one of those hobbies that I’d like to keep developing for the long term. So, taking a step backward with my gear doesn’t make much sense. Instead, I’m going to try to get a new prime lens and a flash for Christmas. And I’m in the market for a bag that will carry both a laptop and an SLR camera… (I actually looked for one of these a few months ago and found a few options. I need to look some more.)
Second, the new to-do-list system discussed here is working great so far. Better than my expectations, even. Unlike every other thing that I’ve tried, I actually look at this to do list many, many times a day. As a result, I spend much more time making sandwiches and much less time stacking orders, as Merlin Mann would say. Even when I don’t feel like taking on a big ugly task, I find myself flipping through the list looking for easy tasks that I can knock out. And I find that the draw of finishing the top page so that I can remove it is really compelling and procrastination defeating. I’ll have to live with this for a few more months – and get the rest of my stalled “system” running again – before I reach a final conclusion, but right now it is working really well for me. The best ideas are often the simplest ones.