Not sure that I go much on the 2016 version –
All snakes and no ladders me thinks. Looks like husband will be home for a week or three – or four – DIY, dentists and knee ops – if it goes to 5 or 6 I am sure we will have got used to each other again.
So The Writing Week?
Has consisted – so far – of Panic Stations and Much Grumbling about not being able to ‘get on with my revision’ SOON – while wasting a perfectly good week NOW to do so.
I read a lot of self help, motivational and ‘productivity’ stuff – mind you I will read a cornflake packet – and I try to be ‘mindful’ ‘disciplined’ and ‘productively self motivated’ – well it all comes down to diddly squat when my few days ‘as alone as it gets now’ are threatened…
Thanks to the house being in ‘recovery’ from ‘surgery’ bits of it are warm, dry and writer friendly – ie the door shuts and it has power. So today I spent the day cleaning old white picnic tables and lugging them up the stairs and reassembling them so that the MS and course work can be left spread out and husband can then enjoy peace and quiet doing the decorating etc and I can pick up where I left off without paint splatters – it may not proceed as smoothly as it was (! OK it wasn’t ever) but proceed it will.
My Take Outs this week?
I am writing this Wed and have have already had a plateful!
BUT – it isn’t HOW you proceed it is how you show up to deal with it – I never leave home without a tin hat, tissues and chocolate and a large note book and several pens and some baling string.
Sitting around being mindful is one thing but DO something as well or you won’t feel good and you won’t help yourself or anyone else…
In My Peripheral Vision…
I have also had fun and games this week with automated email for an account with a big site and their lack of support over weekends etc AGAIN!
Take out for BIG SITES –
It doesn’t matter how big you get if your customer service is shut and your customer is in a different time zone ie has been up 6 hours already – but your auto emails keep giving your customer headaches – they will leave.
Belated patronizing smiles and saying you have ‘world class’ support when the facts say otherwise also lower opinion – better to wince and grin and admit you got it wrong than make the hapless customer – I mean follower – feel small and bad. Automation is like everything else in life ‘crap input then crap output.’
‘I may be out side you core demographic BUT…’
I am getting fond of the expression ‘I am outside your core demographic’ – it seems to worry folk. Personally I am not proud – if I am lost I will follow anyone UNTIL they take me the wrong way then they find out PDQ I like sheep but I am not one.