Looking for motivation

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.

Now, where to find the motivation to look at PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript after a day’s work on the same thing? Or even to go back to web design? That’s what I’d like to know.


  • I’ve been in a similar funk for a year. o_O I have these ideas but no motivation to do them.

  • I’m in the same kind of flux, I used to love doing things like web-design, and still do, but I can’t find the motivation half of the time to actually get anything done. I think it’s the weather, or the season, or just the general feeling of the population as of late because it seems to be affecting a lot of my friends.

    That being said, why not work on something casually, something that won’t be dire to you, and you won’t feel pressured to actually update more than you feel necessary for casual enjoyment? Some little side project– it might end up being something you want to work on every day and all that in the end, like you used to be with Enthusiast (still an amazing script, by the by.)

  • How about watch lots of animes instead. =D

    Oh, and Dreamwidth looks so much like Livejournal. xD

    • Dreamwidth’s base is off from Livejournal code :) So theoretically you can say they’re a clone, but they’re doing a good number of changes on how things work as far as I’ve seen, I believe a whole lot more than other eljay clones out there. I could be wrong, of course.

      And mmm, anime.

  • what do you want to do on your free time? or do you hate to be in front of your pc again after work?

    • Oh, it’s not that I don’t want to be in front of my machine after work. I just fluctuate between not wanting to THINK about how to implement things and not wanting to be in front of (presentation layer) code, period. :/