A web developers time-table
So what did this web developer do today?
I shall tell you exactly, I spent:
2 hours 42 minutes catching up with my Journal posts in the 100 blog posts in 100 days challenge.
2 hours 31 minutes adding a new form to a client's site so they can collect new customers details to set up a purchasing account
2 hours 3 minutes continuing to sort out email problems for a particular client. More specifically emails from their domain weren't appearing in Outlook.com accounts. I go into more detail in yesterday's post: How not to do customer support.
1 hour checking twitter and the 4networking forum, and reading other people's blog posts.
15 minutes checking email
5 minutes updating my financial accounts
How can I be so precise? Because I use a tool called Toggl which I evangelise about in talks I give to the networking group I belong to.
It's a really simple tool that helps you measure how long you spend on tasks. I talk about it at more length in this post 5 Online Tools & Tips To Help Your Productivity
Anyway the timer is still going and it currently says 8 hours 22 minutes and I'll probably spend another half an hour working on this post. That doesn't include breaks or lunch, that's just pure focussed work. That's quite a long day. But not unusual.
I must be mad!
I am already too busy! What the hell am I doing taking on another challenge (100 blogs in 100 days) that I haven't got time to do ????
I don't know? because it is a challenge... because I want to see what I learn from it, whether it will effect my Google search results.
But, I have to add one more rule to the three that I made on day three:
4. No more than an hour. I will spend no more than an hour on creating the posts each day.
So that's it for today. These journal entries are going to be brief by necessity so I can fit them in with everything else I want to do.