The two reasons I started this blog were to keep a record of my attempts as I work towards improving my life, and to practice writing in a more structured way than in my livejournal blog. An additional bonus has been that I have also been thinking more deeply about my organisation system and the things I read to try and identify the clearest way to describe them in a post. I am sure this will continue and I believe will lead to greater improvements in my quality of life than if I hadn’t started this blog.
Something I hadn’t anticipated was connecting with other people. I know the current phase of the web is about connecting , and I do plenty of that through other sites, particularly bookcrossing and livejournal. However I am just one person writing in a new blog about my own attempts at trying to get organised, I wasn’t really expecting people to want to read my thoughts. Therefore, it makes me particularly happy that there are people subscribing to my blog and particularly Andrew at Did I get things done? who is the first person to add me to a blogroll.
Did I get things done? describes Andrew’s progress as he implements Getting Things Done by David Allen. I don’t remember how I first came across the site, but I’ve been reading it regularly since I started to use googlereader, most of the blogs I read are based in USA so it is especially nice to read another one based in the UK.
I don’t currently have a blogroll, and for now I’m going to concentrate on writing posts rather than improving the site layout. At some time I may write a list of the 100 or so sites I read through googlereader, but if you can’t wait, a good place to go is Zen Habits where Leo has a post listing the top 50 productivity blogs, which includes many I read.