- dreaming about what I would do if I was beginning a vacation right now…well, that was a good five seconds #
I’ve got a confession to make. I’m addicted to lists. The problem is, my addiction can be a bit overwhelming at times. You may ask, what do you mean an addiction to “lists”? Well let’s just say I’ve got more todo lists floating around than aliens at a trekkie convention. And it’s just as silly too.
I’ve got a todo list in the admin section of each website I maintain (4), I’ve got a todo list on my desktop at work, I’ve got a todo list on the stikkit webservice (well actually more than one todo list), I’ve written simple text files that contain todo lists for various coding projects I do as a hobby, I maintain a todo list on my Palm Tungsten E, and last but not list (err least) I have a nice fancy todo list on a pad of paper in my home office desk drawer (albeit it’s been sitting there since…well a long time).
I’ve tried to convince myself that I keep all these lists for the right reasons:
Even though these are great reasons for keeping a todo list I think it’s possible to go overboard and become a list-aholic. I think I’ve crossed the threshold into the realm where I have so many lists, and so many todo items that,
Here’s the thing. I really think that the more dependent you become on lists, the greater risk you have of becoming a list-aholic. What’s worse, you start to lose your ability to remember anything! It’s true! I really believe that if I continued down the path I’m on I will eventually have to have a list that has my name, my address, my phone number, my PIN, my wife’s birthday, our anniversary… aww man, I’m writing a list again!
O-kay here’s the point and the question to discuss: Too many lists (todo items) actually decrease productivity. Do you think that’s true?
As for me and my addiction? I’ve decided to start changing:
Shucks, I just realized I’m writing another list – now I’ve gotta go and get 8 things done…
Right on the heels of 1.6.1, one day later, I’m releasing another version of the Organize Series WordPress Plugin.? Again, it’s a minor bug fix – ordinarily some of this stuff I’d leave until I can add more features etc.? – but since my life is pretty busy lately I’ve decided to release any fixes as I do them so that it can benefit those using this plugin.? I never know how long it will be before I can work on it again.
Anyway, enough with that dribble…you can download the files on the page here.
My brother-in-law put together this video (he’s part of the team as well) that does a good job at showing why we’re going to Zimbabwe.
I just finished version 1.6.1 of the plugin.? There’s nothing big in this version – just a minor bug fix and some added files to make it compatible with the new WordPress plugins page.? I want to thank Jim for his communication with me that alerted me to a potential problem with my plugin resulting in this bug fix.
You can find out more and download the Organize Series WordPress Plugin on this page.