Another way to plan

Options rather than roadmaps writes Ryan Singer. Because roadmaps carry a risk of uncertainty, expectations and guilt. You declare where you are going and that creates pressure. Options remain open, they can be explored further and may or may not be taken further.

Singer is writing about software development, but I’m sure this could be applied elsewhere.

Ultimately, of course, strategy is about choice: Where are you going to play and where do you want to succeed?

Not trying something new

Remember blogging? I remember the first blogs. I remember when Blogger was launched, Movable Type, the custom system we used on annall.is and when that was changed to WordPress.

Then came the social media platforms. Flickr, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. For me that was as far as it went. I’ve never really connected with Snapchat and TikTok, but I’m sure they are great.

I’ve missed blogging. So I’m restarting. Softly. Without pressure. Without commitment. This is just for fun. We’ll see where it goes.

Ps. This iteration of the site looks better on a mobile device. I kind of like that.