So. I'm trying to write a blog post and I have this great idea. I'll do a contrast between 1900 and the present about Sellwood, my neighborhood in Portland. It's a great idea. I have some photos of the old storefronts, the Tritt Barbershop and the old Sellwood Bank as well as photos of the shops that are housed in those buildings now.
It is a great idea. Except for one thing. I can't find my file that has the old photos. I know I have it. Just not where. I can find the current photos. But not the old ones. I used some of them the other day in a post and since then, they appear to have disappeared.
Now I know it is just because I am not consistent in how I label files. I tend to have 'logical' ideas about how files and folders should be labled. Problem is, what is a logical label can change from one day to the next.
Then the other thing that is working against me is time. The clock time. I want to post it today so that it counts for today of the January challenge. But, I am on the west coast and when it is 9 pm here, it is midnight on the east coast -- which for some reason is the time zone that registers when I post. So every day I work hard to post before 9 pm. Normally I wouldn't care what time it as when I post -- but because the challenge is at least one post a day - I figure it makes a difference.
The reason that time works against me is that when I feel time pressure -- meet a post deadline, and I haven't started to write til 815 o so -- well, I get tense. Then the memory bank gets clogged, and the labeling issue becomes more of an issue.
To add to the pressure, I have been rushing all day because I am getting ready to take a few days off. That's a hooray thing -- but you know how it is. Lots of things to do: loose ends, clients to call, notes to write, files to update, addendums to write and email, the postoffice to notify, the paper to stop, the trash pickup to cancel, and a networking event in the early evening. Not to mention there is laundry to do, a few errands to run, children to let know, a little vacuuming to do, packing - and the bathroom to clean! You guessed it, I am a little compulsive about what must be done before I can leave town, if only for a few days.
So. Long story short: the memory bank did not kick in to tell me how the file is labeled, and I had to punt. This is today's post. Lots accomplished, but not the post I wanted to write - and not posted by midnight eastern time.
Some days are like that!