Right, I need a new journal/blog like I need a third pair of eyes (…on second thought, a third pair of eyes probably isn’t a bad idea), and I’m not “switching” (my permanent account at LiveJournal is doing very well), but skimming through the Dreamwidth newsletter is somewhat inspiring, and it’s making me feel nostalgic.
Take this gem:
This week gave us 45 resolved bugs (mark and fu were rocking the review queue), which are described in this week’s code tour by sporky_rat.
So, I realize that not everyone will read that and think coding and resolving 45 bugs in a week is “fun” and “glamorous”. However, it reminds me of the days when I was working on Enthusiast and my other scripts, of working on my couple dozen websites. It was fulfilling and fun to set out to do something and have it done quickly.
I’m moving along well with the challenges I’ve taken on. As it stands, I’m right on target with 50 Books for 2008, ahead of myself with New Reads for 2008, and on time with What’s in a Name. I have to thank Carrefour for the book sale they had a week or two back… I ended up picking up a few titles (at just S$5!) which fit the latter’s requirements.
I have to admit, being on challenges adds a bit of motivation for me personally, mostly because I love seeing that progress bar fill up slowly. It tells me where I am, and how I’m doing… not to mention it’s forcing me to keep reading a book even if before I’d have decided to leave it “for a while”… and then I invariably end up not reading for a while, because I keep thinking, “but I’m reading something else right now!”
I have this… compulsion to finish books.