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Keeping up appearances

Wow, I think this is the longest gap in my blogging since I started! I wish I could say I’ve been enjoying the sunshine or taking up a new hobby, but the truth is that the weather’s been horrible and I’ve just been run off my feet readjusting to life in England and at University.

One thing I haven’t been doing is reading blogs. My aggregator (currently the excellent NewsFire, although NetNewsWire 2.0 could easily steal my affections) has been lying dormant, and aside from occasionally checking a few sites (congratulations Matt on the new job!) I’ve been reading more academic papers than weblogs. My final year project is tentatively titled “Collaborative annotation of web resources” and looks set to take up a big chunk of my time over the next six months or so.

I certainly miss the information flood of blogging, but there’s something very liberating about dipping in every now and then rather than following several hundred constant streams of consciousness, Scoble style. I guess you could say I’ve been re-evaluating my priorities. I’ll certainly be scaling back some commitments in the near future, though which ones and by how much I have yet to decide.

This is Keeping up appearances by Simon Willison, posted on 29th October 2004.

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