Day 5 Of My Web Design Journal

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Day 5 of 100 blog posts in 100 days

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 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.

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Mike Nuttall

Author: Mike Nuttall

Mike has been web designing, programming and building web applications in Leeds for many years. He founded Onsitenow in 2009 and has been helping clients turn business ideas into on-line reality ever since. Mike can be followed on Twitter and has a profile on Google+.