Still Settling

I had hoped that by now, several weeks into the new gig, that I’d be more productive with the blog and the podcast. Part of the appeal of the new job is that doesn’t take so much of the energy and mojo out of my life. Even though I have to get out of the house and shlep to the office, I find that I’m much fresher at the end of the day than I was working out of the house with the startup. There was a certain level of baseline stress that just never went away before, and now I am out from under that.

However, at this point that hasn’t translated into a renewed vigor in the new media sphere. I’m a little embarrassed at this blog nowadays. I used to write these long essays, and for the longest time I’m lucky to get out a single paragraph pointing at some wacky web link per day. I’ve got this backlog of things I want to write about, and with any luck that floodgate will open soon. Right now, it just takes a little getting used to the balance of my new work life with my new home life. It will all get sorted out soon enough, and then I hope to be back in business and better than ever.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

6 thoughts on “Still Settling”

  1. Danny says:

    To quote a very wise dude named Dave, in EGC #174, who was paraphrasing Heinlein…

    1) put your ass in the chair
    2) write until you are satisfied with it and then publish
    3) go back to step #1

    I love your podcast and blog. I’ve been a huge fan from the start. Nothing would make me happier than to have more EGC content to consider and consume!

  2. Chris C. says:

    Don’t worry about it so much, so quickly. It took me 2 months at my new job (years ago) to feel settled in enough to be able to take on new tasks. In my case, at that time I joined Eyedrum and started helping to run the place.

  3. dave says:

    Danny, the issue isn’t failure to do work – it’s about what work when. I’ve actually been doing quite a lot over the last few weeks, just not this. I had a little bit of expectation mismatch, in that I thought I’d be off and running quickly at work and then my evenings would be footloose and fancy free and full of blogging. I’m finding that more often, the things I want to do when I come home aren’t that. It’s all about finding the new equilibrium, and it will come.

  4. PJ Cabrera says:

    I can’t wait to see what great things come out once those floodgates open. I appreciate the way you’re able to voice what is buggying you about things that you care about. And that’s why we listen. I’m sure you’ll manage to get your thoughts out, whatever they are.

    Don’t worry about whether it will sound good or whether we will like it or find it interesting or whatever. Just say what you mean and mean what you say, and the rest will take care of itself.

  5. PJ Cabrera says:

    Oh, and remember, take care of you and yours first. Don’t feel like podcasting or blogging? :: shrug :: It’s not like we paid ya. We just like that you do it at all, and we like what comes out when you get to it.

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