2005/01/19

Forgot Where I Put My Blog



Did you ever forget where you put something?

I wrote the first entry in my blog a couple months ago after reading an article about blogging. Decided it would be a good thing to learn more about. Got a little frustrated because I couldn't figure out how to customize the look of the blog page the way I wanted to. Then I got busy doing 'urgent' things for my two businesses and the endless minutiae of daily life. Between the frustrations of a blogging newbie and the neverending to-do list was sandwiched the fact that I didn't remember exactly how to get back to my blog. Consequently, my blog sat patiently in cyberspace, awaiting its master's eventual return.

The master's return was prompted by an article about Picasa 2, Google's photo management software which was released on 18 January 2005. In the article, Blogger was mentioned. Seeing the word 'Blogger' on my laptop screen apparently triggered a few neurons which caused thoughts of my blog to be dredged from the muck of long-unused grey matter. So I figured, 'what the heck -- let's post an entry if'n we'all can find and get back inta the thang.'

Blogs have not gone away since my initial post. Neither have they become more common in everyday life and conversation in Appleton, Wisconsin, at least for the circles in which this blogger moves. Google has been my favorite search tool for years, and I can remember the early days when people would look at me strangely if I mentioned Google. Makes me wonder if the same thing will happen with blogs. Most of a person's experience and perception of life is dependent upon their age, occupation and interests. Gaining and keeping a balanced perspective of the world is a daunting task left undone by many people. Google News and internet research are good tools to find out what the rest of the world thinks, or at least what the media interprets some of the rest of the world thinks.

In an upcoming blog, the topic will be perception of the status of blogs in today's world, and where it seems likely blogs will go, how important they'll become in everyday life and whether they will become as important to the internet as search and email have become.

As an entrepreneur, having started two businesses in 2004, I find the world full of opportunities, interesting things I'd like to learn about and work on, and challenges that one may or may not be able to overcome. Some of those interesting topics are:
  • Improving the services offered by myDigitechnician so they become more useful and indispensable to our clients and potential clients
  • Improving the marketing for myDigitechnician so the company will be wildly successful and I'll be spending lots of time ensuring that our many clients' needs are all being met
  • Understanding how to better market the production process consulting services of Abba Makolin Waldron & Associates, LLC, so we obtain good projects, become a valued resource for many manufacturing firms around the world, and enjoy working with and helping those firms become more successful and profitable every day
  • Figure out ways to be helpful to my son, daughter and wife
  • Learn how to be a skilled blogger
  • Become integrally involved in the improvement of Northeast Wisconsin's economy, helping the region's businesses become regionally, nationally and globally competitive.
  • Learn significant amounts of French, Portugese and Spanish, possibly with a little more German and a spattering of Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and one or two other languages mixed in.
  • Take lots of fun and interesting road trips
  • Nanotechnology
  • The future of personal computing, especially in homes and away from traditional offices
  • Fellowship with good people
  • Developing a wider repertoire of healthy meals
  • Exercising my brain over the next fifty years to improve my quality of life
I left two or three items off the list because I need to get back to working on my two businesses and the aforementioned endless details of everyday life. Well, actually I left off several thousand items because it seemed the prudent thing to do.

Develop your own list. Then work on some of them.

A la prochaine!

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