Did you make it past my last post on the Chromebook? Not my best blogging moment at all, but I wrote it because of a conversation over Christmas, and it resulted in a great conversation this past weekend. Read on.

Sunrise Moment

It’s no secret that I have struggled with my writing lately. Lately being, oh, the last several months. I had a weekly goal to publish my ‘musings’ and I started to slip. A skipped week easily becomes months of no posts.

Over Christmas I was at a party with good friends. Kids dashed everywhere, friends who had not seen each other in a long while caught up with each other. It was a perfectly lovely evening. As I wandered about I started chatting with a lawyer friend. Well, in reality he started chatting with me.

Why don’t you write your blog anymore?” I really did not know what to say, eventually stammered out something like, “You know about my blog?” My friend said that, yes, he was a subscriber, that he liked my take on things, my writing ‘voice’, and that he had noticed that it had been a while since I had written a post. I was floored. I had no idea that some of what I said here had an impact in a positive or thought-provoking way with anyone, and certainly if it did I never thought it important enough that it would be noticed if I stopped a while. I left inspired to write.

Structured Procrastination

My new favourite phrase is ‘structured procrastination‘.

I’ve been gathering tidbits of information and saving scraps from around the edges of the web for years, but really got into high gear recently on thinking what to do with all this stuff. The push to finally tame my Evernote and Pocket collection of clippings came from Michael Hyatt who blogs on

Now, I won’t tell you that I have not spent a few hours listening to his podcasts recently when I should have been focussing on something else. What I will say to you is that his clear, step-by-step approach to topics around ‘Intentional Leadership’ has helped me start to bring order to my personal collection of ideas. It has also resulted in this blog being set up according to the easy directions he provides freely on his site.

I encourage you to fully use the information he makes available, and grasp the opportunity that it creates to articulate your passions and interests. Whats holding you back? What works for you? I’d love to know so please take a moment to comment.