Ideas of March

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After seeing so many Ideas of March posts and tags starting with Chris Shiflett, and this being 31st March, it’s time I posted something here. I’ll keep this short and sweet, nothing like the big stuff from Matthew Pennell, my inspiration for this post.

Recently, I’m one of many who have become increasingly frustrated at the both brilliant and transient nature of Twitter, and it boils down to this:

I can’t keep up.

What I need to do is concentrate on what is important to me and get organised with people and stuff I don’t want to miss. The permanent nature of the blog or website gives greater focus. It’s more than 2 years since I last posted anything here - a post (to which I still get emails about) involving Garmin GPS and OSM but I’ve posted to Twitter thousands of times - and changed my avatar even more.

In the past 2 years I’ve done so much great work with so many great people, which has in turn led me to meet so many more great and prolific people both locally like (one example) Emily Carlisle and further afield (Brian Palmer being just one example). I could say much more here if I could just get over what I should post (work, techy stuff, conferences, meetups, what I pretend know about cycling) and what I shouldn’t (home life). Also, while we’re here, I don’t think RSS is dead, it is perhaps even more important, but that’s another discussion.

Twitter will continue, it’s great, but I think we could all perhaps benefit from a wider perspective. Will I post more here? I should, and I will try to do that - it may even kick me into making the site design re-alignment live.

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Picture of Timothy Barry

Long live RSS!

Glad you’ll be posting more here too - was getting bored of re-reading the GPS post raspberry

Posted by Timothy Barry on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 11:35 GMT

Picture of Matt Carey

On the subject of RSS, your subscribe link doesn’t seem to be updating.

Posted by Matt Carey on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 11:44 GMT

Picture of Jon Tan

Great to see you writing, Simon. I can’t keep up either. I’m also forgetting how much I liked reading posts from friends, and then remembering them when it was useful, even months later. Comments are part of the encouragement I think. I’m going to try and comment more, as well as post a bit more.

Posted by Jon Tan on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 11:53 GMT

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