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I really should have posted this earlier...
I'm going to be on the Pickup Podcast radio show TODAY at 11am EST on Sirius channel 108.
If you don't have Sirius, I believe I will be able to link to an online copy of the show.
A looong time ago I mentioned that Annie was going to start a blog. Well, I'm happy to say that that day has come!
The best kind of blog is a blog about a niche subject that's so well written and universally useful that even people read it even if they have no connection to that niche. My blog isn't one of those.
I'm about as ignorant as they come when it comes to ballet. Annie is the exact opposite (on of very few opposites we have), and her posts so far have that "niche but universal" quality that makes a blog so good.
I was recently nominated by a reader (thanks, whoever you are) for the Texas Social Media Awards.
Judges choose the winner based on the comments that people leave about the bloggers and their sites. If you'd like to leave a comment for me I'd be grateful.
To see the nominees, click here: http://www.statesman.com/news/content/standing/awardnominees.html
I think a lot can be changed just by looking at something from a different angle.
A friend mentioned that this blog has been quiet a while. Yeah, I told him, I've been working on Life Nomadic. That's part of it, but it's not everything. Sometimes I'm struck with inspiration and can't wait to get a post out. Sometimes, like a kid running across the lawn, I just want to write for the sake of writing and I crank out three or four posts.
But sometimes it feels like an obligation. Something that I should do, or something that I have to do.
Hey guys. The first site, Daily 15, has been taken over since I decided to focus one one project. The guy taking it over is named Murphy, a long time reader and Forum member. I chose him because he is really excited about the project, has a lot good ideas for it, and is really interested in getting other people involved and getting their input.
This note from him:
Hey I'm Murphy. I took over the running of Daily 15 from Tynan about a month ago.
Hey. I know it's been over a week since I posted last, and I'm sorry about that. This is going to be a disappointing post, and I'm sorry about that too.
Life Nomadic has, as planned, become my full time focus. It's not that I don't have time to write, but I'm currently writing tons of content for the site and I feel too drained to get into another big long thing here.
Once we launch the site in the next week or two, things will get back to normal.
I was so close to the end today that I had to push through and finish. My schedule is normally 35 new Kanji per day, but today I did 78.
And what a sweet victory it is.
That's not a typo. I just read over the last couple years of goal posts and realized something,I need to be working on my goals in smaller chunks because my life changes too quickly for yearlong goals.
As one guy said in the comments last year, I sorta suck at goal setting. So this year I have a new idea.
First, let's get to last year's goals:
Yesterday was Christmas. I spent it in New Jersey with my parents, sister, aunt, uncle, and three of my cousins. We played board games (Scattergories!), ate Christmas dinner together, and I "helped" my cousins play with their new toys they got for Christmas.
And then, in between those events, I did two hours of Japanese practice and also spent time writing content for Life Nomadic.
I have a lot of good habits as well as a lot of bad habits, but one of my best is that I treat every day equally.
If you ordered a book, it will be shipped tomorrow morning. If you didn't order one, then you can buy them on Amazon now. Thanks a lot to everyone who ordered,I hope you enjoy your book!
Here's a picture I took before packaging them up (and spending forever signing them and writing on the envelopes).