Researchers concur: the fact that I feel guilty about not posting to my weblog means that I am aware of my audience. I wanted to say though that it’s much more than awareness, I really love you guys. All of you, even the ones I don’t know very well. Even Anil.
Instead of bemoaning my busy schedule and lamenting my lack of posts, I thought I’d give my readers an infographic and explaination of why I have lapsed from writing in the past year or so. So here it is:
Layers of Cam
There are four layers of activity in my life:
- Responsibilities: blogdex, grad school, etc.
- Necessary interaction: email, phone and IM with people who contact me
- Nonessential communication: weblog, low threshold links and interaction I initiate
- Leisure: Television, djing, etc.
Some people like to mash up everything on their plate and eat everything at once. I personally keep my dinner separate and distinct, and likewise I have a hard time allowing the outer layers of my life to exist if the core is not satisfied. Note the other half of the onion. That’s procrastination. It’s a mishmash of activities that would be fun except the existence of more central responsibilities makes them totally vapid.
You might be asking yourself why I all of a sudden have time to make infographics. Is it procrastination, or has he reached a sudden point of leisure? The answer is that for the past year I’ve had my general exams lingering over my head. Everything I’ve done for the past 12 months has been guarded by the fact that a huge hurdle of my graduate career was unfinished and collecting dust. Well last week this period of my life finally passed. I’m finally done.
I’m currently working through my inbox and I’m sure to be back on the blogwagon in a few days. Thank god!