Weeknotes 1

Posted Week #2, 2015

Back in the office this week. Really, if I wanted to be neat and tidy I’d have started these last week, but then all I’d be writing about is turkey sandwiches and norovirus, and who wants to read that? Mind you, who the fuck is going to read these anyway?

It has been a good week back at work. Really just getting back into the swing of things, trying to establish some kind of work-routine to kick-start things in the right way. I’m thinking a lot about how to establish good habits, good routines. Sara, Callum and I have been trying to drink more water, which is going well. Callum found an excellent reminder recipe on IFTTT, but I don’t think any of us have set it up. However, we did find out about Coach.me, which is an interesting tool for developing habits. I wonder if it’s any good for larger habits and routines? It’d be good to test out. Research suggests that if you want to establish a habit, you have to do it one habit at a time, so drinking more water seems like a good way to start. It’s an achievable task. In the past I have always written about 50 new years resolutions in the hope that at least one will stick. Now I see this is the WRONG way. So this year, it’s just this water one. I’m interested to see how this one habit can become a trigger or motivation for other habits.

We’re starting a new project this week, which is exciting. I have been working on the same thing (more or less) for the past 2 years, so it’s nice to think about getting my teeth stuck in to something new. Also, it’s an internal project which really helps with motivation and ownership, plus it’s within a digital arena which I have a huge interest in. There are technical as well as creative challenges in this one, and we can hopefully build some digital prototypes along the way, which appeals to the absolute NERD in me.

The other guys are hard at work in production of a social media campaign, which is launching super soon—it’s been interesting to see the level of intensity at work there! We’ve never done anything like this before, so I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Plus it’s hugely measurable, so it should be a bit simpler to judge the success of it compared to to other projects.

It has been interesting writing in markup. Might have to work out a CMS for this thing.