April has been a better month and I feel I’m starting to make progress in many areas. I’m currently thinking about ways of tracking and reporting on this progress, so until I’ve decided this is another combined blog and personal progress update.
Blog – Using AutoFocus and focusing on one post a week my rate is approaching that of last summer, I assume this is also the reason for the slow increase in the number of subscribers that peaked at 190; obviously my goal now is to get to 200 subscriber. I have finally got Gravatars and nested comments in to my theme; I’ve been trying to do this since I installed wordpress 2.7 and finally completed it this morning. I haven’t looked at the styling yet so that is now on my task list.
Goals – I have reviewed my goals and have produced a second draft and now I want to ensure I keep working towards the goals by developing a suitable review method.
Fitness – My husband and I have started going to the gym in shifts, so he goes on his way home from work and I meet him there with Beth when we swap cars and I stay to do my work out. This has the benefit of encouraging us both to exercise. I’m still planning on doing the Race for Life, however my chiropractor has told me I shouldn’t run so I will need to walk it (or perhaps a slow jog); I’ve already been sponsored £20 so I have to complete the course. I currently weigh 76.8 kg, 0.4kg lighter than last month.
Tasks – I’m continuing to use AutoFocus and have now completed my first pass through my (very long) list. I currently have 68 open pages, 1 dismissed page and 5 pages still to open.
Referrals – The highest number of referrals was from my twitter profile and the second from a post I made in February 2008 on Mark Forster’s forum about whether you could combine GTD and Do it tomorrow.
Most read posts
It is great to see in the list of most read posts one I’ve written in the past month. It is so long since this has happened that I was beginning to think my best writing days were behind me!
- Ask advice: new baby what do we need to buy, make or know
- Day planner download files
- Ask advice: how to label keyboard keys
- Using AutoFocus (as a new mum)
- How I plan my day
The books I’ve read in April certainly seem to fit in one genre! However I like many types of books and have been reading several non fiction books that will appear on the list in future months when I’ve completed them.
- Warlord – Elizabeth Vaughan (Amazon)
- Magic strikes – Ilona Andrews (Amazon)
- New Moon – Stephanie Meyer (Amazon)
- War prize – Elizabeth Vaughan (Amazon)
- The silver wolf – Alice Borchardt (Amazon)