I had so much fun with tamingdata that I decided to go into the data business. I created a company called Impact Zone. I will update this blog as I can, but in the meantime, check out my new blog, The Green Room.
On that site, you’ll find more directed articles on SEO, DIY websites, some academic articles of mine, and a dash of inspiration and motivation.
Hope to see you at The Green Room!
This image made me think of these lines from Robert Burns’ poem, To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough.
“The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,
Gang aft agley,”
[Modern English translation: “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry”]
It also reminds me of the famous Project Management Tree Swing cartoon.
[Source: Julia, but unknown location.]
Are you having trouble sticking to your New Year’s goals? I am.
I have two: to lose the weight I gained last year, and to complete and successfully defend my dissertation. Although this requires me to focus on two goals, I believe I can achieve these two goals by focusing on one goal: being disciplined. As Nike says, “Just Do It.”
Most of all, I remind myself to maintain a positive mindset, and iterate. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
How do you stay on track when you set a goal?
[Image via: Happify.com.]
I wish you the best as you finish celebrating the winter holidays. I wish you all a very Happy New Year 2015.
Recently, I hit a few milestones with this blog that I would like to acknowledge.
I had just under 11k hits on this blog for the month of August 2014. That was the first time I had gone over 10k, period, and I almost made it to 11k.
A few days ago, I noticed I had passed the 100k mark for hits on this blog as the sum for this past twelve months. I’ve ignored this blog a bit for the past few months, while I started up a company and worked to complete my dissertation, so I was even more amazed at the numbers.
Last, but not least, this week, <tamingdata /> is five years old.
I must say, I feel so humbled and grateful that all of you are willing to give this blog your time and attention.
“Thank you”, from the bottom of my heart.
I received this note last week from my contact page.
Hi! I really enjoyed reading about your experience with the Bullet Journal. I am thinking about giving it a go, but I am in grad school and a lot of my planning is around assignments. I have a LOT of homework…reading, lesson plans, etc. If you have any ideas about how to use the Bullet Journal system with tons of homework assignments I would really appreciate suggestions! I have a master list now in an excel spread sheet but I have no idea how I would put them into the Bullet system without planning every day of the month out with due dates. Thank you for taking the time to read my message and if you have a minute I would love to hear from you. Thank you and love your blog! -Jenna
I wanted to share my reply today.
First, I apologize for taking a week to get back to you. What with the Thanksgiving holiday, and then catching up on work, I am only today getting through all of my emails.
I am a doctoral candidate, and I have not yet found the perfect solution for managing my time.
What I do with the bullet journal is on the monthly index, I’ll set aside 3 pages. They look something like this:
December 2014 Index
December 2014 Index
December 2014 Index
I tend to put appointments, meetings, etc. in my digital calendar, and then use the bullet journal for task tracking.
I hope this helps.
Also, FastCoDesign had this article today [about Adobe, LiveScribe and Evernote’s analog-to-digital work with Moleskine].
From one of the slides:
“It’s not the first time we’ve seen Moleskine embrace the shifting digital culture. Recently, they’ve released notebooks that pair with Livescribe pens to automatically digitize notes and doodles, and Evernote to upload your analog day planner into your cloud-based calendar.”
I plan to look into this, myself.
Do you all have any suggestions for Jenna? Has anyone tried Moleskine with Evernote, Livescribe, or Adobe?
Have you ever wanted to write for TV? You have? Well, the infographic below will help you in your plot development.
Are you surprised by anything you read?
I am surprised by how few plot lines there really are.
Have you ever wondered whether it is the food or the company, or both, that brings us the most happiness?
If you have ever had the “best meal ever” with friends and family, and maybe the food itself was not so great, then you may not be surprised to learn that it is the company that matters, not the food.
Oh, and at Thanksgiving and other major holidays, stick to tradition.
Did anything in this infographic surprise you?
I was happy to learn that lemon water brings down stress levels.
Are you an early bloomer? A late bloomer? Mid-life?
I cannot answer that question, myself. I’ve been a life-long learner, and I’ve enjoyed every stage of my life. I’m curious, though, about how other people feel about their lives.
[Via: Funders and Founders.]