At this point in time, I have the feeling that I'm writing to the Internet Ghosts - that few, if no one is reading these posts. That's okay, I'm not feeling sorry for myself, I'm just a bit perplexed. You see, I'm not really sure how to get the word out about my site and hence, am stuck writing these posts to the wind.
Now, you may think this is rather silly writing posts to no one, asking for advice, and you're probably right. But in the off-chance that anyone is reading this, and has some expertise in the area of creating a presence on the web, I'd greatly appreciate your input.
Now that that's out of my system, I'd like to report that I'm still using the Pomodoro Technique to keep me on my toes and productive. I've developed a way of organizing my day that I call "The Hours" where I divi up my day into hour blocks made of two Pomodoros each (25 min on, 5 min break) and it seems to be working. I've ramped up the intensity this week and I'll be interested to see how well I keep on track.
One of the crucial parts of staying on task is being able to say 'no', not only to others but to myself. Distractions will come along the way and I've found that putting them aside for another time difficult. So if I find that I'm off-course, I'll make a choice as to whether or not the distraction warrants my immediate time or if it can be put off. If it's a pressing issue, then I simple resign myself to loosing that particular Pomodoro that day. I don't try to make it up some other day because that will start a domino effect of sacrificing other Pomodoros for the one that was missed. I simply trust that my plans are going to take care of themselves and that all my committed bases get touched in good time.
Does any of that make sense? If so, please send a self addressed, stamped elephant to the Jim Keltner Phan Club, PO BOX AF778DC25, Gossamer Colony, Planet Mars.