Over Christmas, and whenever I go abroad or take any kind of a holiday, I try to fully switch off. No blog, no emails, no social media, no reading. I hardly even text. I try not to involve myself with technology at all, really.
This time, though scarce, is important for me because it allows me to not think about anything work-related at all for a week or two. It lets me spend undistracted time with my family and friends and truly unwind without a care in the world. It’s kind of a glorified jog during an intense project with a tight deadline. It feels counter-productive at the time, but when you come back, after having been disconnected for a period, you have much more of an objective view on your work and life.
For example, coming back daan saarf (down south), to my blog and to work, after having spent the past two weeks back in Teesside, I have a renewed motivation. At work, we really need to kick on if we’re going to secure a second year of the project and I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty. With the blog, I think it’s time for a bit of diversity. I’m sure you’ll appreciate more than the written word, so here’s the plan:
Over the coming months, I’m going to introduce a little bit more to the blog; audio poems with videos and infographics and I might even offer design, copywriting and digital marketing services to SMEs in need of a helping hand making the switch to digital.
The blog itself will still focus on digital marketing, design, motivation and innovation, and it’ll still remain my outlet to vent the inevitable pent up tension I’ll inevitably pent up through my experiences in the digital world. It’ll still be my platform to broadcast the undeniable general rants I’ll fume about, given that so many people and so many companies in so many industries are doing things terribly and ruining life for us all by producing digital dog shit.
Whilst staying true to all of the above, the blog will also become more of a personal notepad for me to document more of the sketchy ideas and feelings that I may have withheld up until now. So, not every post will be a gem and not all posts will be quite as polished, but they’ll hopefully be a little more regular, a little more revealing and bring you a little deeper into my world and a little further into my thought processes, which I hope will help and inspire you to go out and meet your goals, chase your dreams and reach your potential. Sound good?
Anyway, I hope you’ve all had a great Christmas and all the best for 2014. Have you any big plans or ambitions this year?
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