Mitigating My Mitigating

This post by Michael Schechter at his site A Better Mess hit home for me because I recently migrated this site permanently to Tumblr from a self-hosted Wordpress installation as part of a larger effort to consolidate the things I do in life and on the web. I’m also looking for a way to squeeze some exercise into what amounts to a 12-hour “work” day between my day job and evening classes. I am like Mr. Schechter in that I start lots of little projects, often with little or no eye toward whether they will still interest me in the long-term.

Sometimes they do. For example, I made Memeframes as a way to quick-glance Techmeme and its sister sites and I use that daily. But Fiction By Joe Ross, a Tumblr vehicle for my original sci-fi, hasn’t seen an update since July—and not for lack of material. It just isn’t in my weekly workflow.

Anyway, give Schechter’s post a read if you ever find yourself struggling with a similar problem.

Self-Promotion Alert: Read My (Very Short!) Fiction

This site is supposed to be me talking about the law and technology, but I have some shameless self promotion to do, so I’m deviating from the usual subject matter this week.

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I recently started a new Tumblr called, creatively, Fiction by Joe Ross. I’m posting flash fiction there, because I love to write it and it’s the best I can do length-wise until I finish my JD in December (a semester early, if you’re counting, which I am … pats self on back). It’s going to be mostly but not all science fiction, so if you’re into that sort of thing, please check it out and tell me what you think.

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