The Big Slowdown

Thinga-readers may have noticed some recent slips in my one-a-day-on-weekdays posting schedule. As it turns out, my dreams of a Summer of George where I get lots of stuff accomplished on the blog and elsewhere just didn’t pan out. Our 16-month-old son is a huge handful, much more work in the parenting realm than our daughter was at his age. I’m dead by the time the kids are in bed.

And now my other work finds me assisting with a local election campaign, probably two before the month is out. Couple that with some hefty time commitments at the elementary school my daughter starts in a couple weeks (newsletter + parent website + school marketing) and my brain is about to sizzle.

On the plus side, when you join a Parent Teacher Organization 8 months before your kid even enrolls for kindergarten, you get a pretty good lay of the land and playdates with future classmates.

Anyhow, what I’m saying is, you may see more slippage in the coming months as I acclimate to my new reality.

If you physically visit Thingamaby every day to read a new article, my apologies. One solution is to (freely) subscribe to Thinga’s RSS feed. Give this RSS link to your customized start page at Google, Yahoo, etc. (“My Yahoo,” “iGoogle” etc.) and the titles of my latest posts will automatically appear there as links.


9 Responses to “The Big Slowdown”

  1. Jeremy says:

    I’m a firm believer in RSS. I’ve been subscribed to your RSS feed for a little over a year now (shortly after I found my wife was pregnant). I love the fact that you don’t have to go hunting around on your favorite websites to get updates. With a good RSS app (iGoogle, Google Reader, Feedburner, etc…) you can get updates from all your favorite sites. Trust me… RSS = GOOD

    August 13th, 2009 at 5:53 am

  2. Noreen says:

    I follow you through blogger and now google. Makes it so much nicer

    August 13th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

  3. Christy says:

    I love using RSS to keep up with my favorite blogs. A close second would be comment RSS (or even a comment notification plugin).

    Hint hint.

    August 13th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

  4. Cathy @ Chief Family Officer says:

    I can totally relate! I expect to be equally involved in my kids’ school (I’ve already befriended this year’s PTA president and my oldest doesn’t start until 2010!). I think it’s a big part of why I enjoy reading your posts so much :) Good luck with everything – I’ll still be here!

    August 13th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

  5. anjii says:

    Noreen… how did you subscribe through blogger? I can’t find that link…

    Also, I second Christy… I’d love email comment notification :)

    August 13th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

  6. AJ says:

    Chrisy, Anjii, there is a comment feed. I can’t say I use it, so I don’t know how it works.

    A “follow this thread” service would be nice. It’s on my list for if/when my designer resurfaces for work. Enough custom programming tweaks were made when the blog was moved from hosting that I dare not goof around too much.

    August 13th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

  7. Mariana Perri says:

    Whenever I come around and there is nothing new, I go back a few months and read the posts I missed in the past!lol Problem solved!lol

    August 14th, 2009 at 9:47 am

  8. Christy says:

    Sweet. Thanks. It didn’t occur to me to look at the footer for the RSS feeds….duh.

    WordPress Plugins are pretty easy to install/uninstall. Have you “goofed” around much in your dashboard?

    August 14th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

  9. Mama Peach says:

    I used to pop online every day to read – until I had my second. I never realized how hard it would be going from 1 to 2, and my second daughter is only 12 weeks.

    PS – I can’t believe your son is already 16 months old!

    August 17th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

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