I’ve been thinking about it for a while, but Elmine’s resolution to blog daily for next 66 days was the last drop I needed to make my own. Having a little kid makes daily blogging pretty unrealistic, but I should be able to manage 4 posts a week till Christmas (I work 4 days a week :).
A colleague used to say that some people are like sponges – full of ideas, but usually need some help from others to get those ideas squeezed out. I tend to be a bit better in exploring, diverging and making connections across ideas than in squeezing those into something useful. I usually need projects (anything between doing a PhD and preparing for a talk) to give a reason and a structure to make something useful of the ideas.
Big projects don’t appear out of nowhere, they grow from the small ones. And I know (and tell everyone based on my PhD research 🙂 that writing a blogpost makes a perfect small project, providing an excuse to make something (potentially) useful and to invest in the future. Somehow I stopped doing that on a regular basis and I really miss it. It’s time to get it back.