Wednesday, December 29, 2010

State of the Blog

Haven't posted in awhile and this will be a quick seems that work is dominating a big part of my time nowadays so here's an update...

Gainfully Employed!
I finally found an amazing job working as an Associate Planner at Critical Mass.  I'm only an intern at the moment, but this is my dream job.  Strategic thinking in an awesome agency environment...who could ask for more?  Plus getting paid is niiiice, especially for real work (ie. not serving).  Four months to go (I'm two months in) till we see if I get the full time offer - fingers crossed!

Dealing with Information Overload...

Of course a new job brings challenges as well.  One is finding time for everything!  So along that theme, here are some tips to help fit it all in.

  • If you haven't tried Rockmelt yet, you probably should.  I was skeptical at first, but having my social feeds built into the browser is actually quite useful.  RSS feeds are also implemented in the same manner.  If you need an invite leave a comment and I'll send one your way.
  • Flipboard, if you have an iPad is a must have.  I'll be getting one at the end of the month, but have played with it on my parent's and it's an incredible way to interact with the web.
  • Evernote.  Alas, I've been trying to use this more regularly, but still can't get into the flow of it.  I miss OneNote and it's full-featured note editor and I find the web clipper chunky.  I might switch to Instapaper (which has integration with my Kobo and Flipboard...we'll see what happens there)
  • The news of Delicious' sunsetting sent many to Pinboard.  I never used delicious but it might be worth a try if you're a tagger.  It's a one time fee ($9 right now) that goes up as more users register and $25/year for their more hefty archival service.
Lastly, I don't want to kill the blog, but time (as always) is an issue, so I think the format's going to change a bit.  The blog will be more of a curated content source with some of the best articles I'm reading around the web and a quick reaction.  See you in the New Year!

Update: I'm now posting on my personal domain.  Find me here.