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Why I don’t post on the weekends

Why I don’t post on the weekends

I do my best to continue to push content and well-written, informative, articles out to my subscribers.  You may,  or may not, have noticed that no content goes out on the weekends.  Aside from maybe the odd pre-scheduled post.  The reason behind this is because, like many others, I too am susceptible to burn-out.  So what is this burn-out?  Well it’s basically a type of stress that leads to:

  • Physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion
  • Cynicism and detachment
  • Feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment

In other words, you will stop caring and lose all motivation.  I have personally experienced burn-out many times.  One of the worst times it got me lasted over a year.  Probably one of the worst things about burn-out is while you may want to push forward and just “get through it”, that has the adverse effect.  There are many well-written articles on this topic, and on how to combat it.  I personally try to simply limit my work to weekdays and focus solely on Family and friends during the weekend.

Taking this approach helps me keep my priorities straight.  This includes both my personal and professional life.  Burn-out is a very serious threat, especially to those of us in IT.  Quite frequently our hobby and our living coincide.  This typically means that 8-5 we are working, 5-11 we are still working (just on personal projects), and 11-7 we are dreaming of work.  I love what I do just as much as the rest but to say the human mind isn’t built for that is an understatement.  Step back from work and find, completely unrelated, hobbies.  Spend time with family, or outside.

This is exactly why I don’t post on the weekends.  I stay away from any form of work and just enjoy life.  This helps me step back into each Monday with a fresh and clear head.

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How to get started blogging?

How to get started blogging?

Throughout my many years on this earth I have tried my hand at blogging. And to be honest, I had no idea what I was doing.  I see a lot of my peers beginning their blogs, trying to build a personal brand.  But nearly all seem to be lacking (and I’m not excluding myself).   Building a personal brand is one of the easiest ways of advancing your career.  But what constitutes a good blog?  How do I get started?  If you’re like me, the first thing you do when a question arises is google it.

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Local Events

Local Events

Living here on the Gulf Coast there is usually a lack of technical meetings, talks, and conferences. The ones that are out there are usually difficult to locate and hidden behind various websites. Due to this and my attempts to further the local IT community I will be posting all local events I come across to my blog. You can find the upcoming ones on the right hand side, or visit the Events page to see the full calendar.

If you are hosting a local IT event and would like me to post it up, just reach out to me via the Contact page.

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I’m still here

Well, after a few career adjustments, a new child, and many other developments in my personal life I’m still here and kicking.  Over the past several months I have made huge strides in my personal skill development even finally publishing my first android application yesterday!  I released Discover Brewton on both the Google Play Store and the Amazon App store.

Discover Brewton is a simple application that gives some insight into my home town and automatically pulls town sponsored events, allowing you to add them to your calendar.  I do my best to attend as many of these as possible so be sure to come and see me!

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