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May 29, 2008



can you ever have too much of a good thing?

Chris Weeks

These are all just tools for getting tasks. You can have the greatest word processor and that still will not make you Steven King. Use thetiols that get the job done and don't worry about the rest.


I manage by letting go. I can't read or respond to everything. In fact, I'm resisting the urge to post a more substantive response right now. :)


you should probably post some of those weird e-mails, including e-mail addresses, for all to see. =)

Derek Fernholz

I wish I could answer this question or at least throw something your way that could in any way help or inspire you... alas while reading this I felt like you were writing this from inside my head... I've been toiling over this same or similar issue for a while now as well...

Best of luck and if you figure something out I hope you'll post it here so that I can share in the wonder


I'm going to have to say that I agree with you. There is something missing and doesn't feel complete to me. Maybe it's the information overload or something else. I have taken down my facebook account and made my myspace page only display a few things, removing where people can view your comments. Doing just those simple things have brought down my "need" to connect to those sites. I'm very much connected through twitter and my blog. If I need more than that, I need to look at my social intranets life and turn off the laptop for a bit.

Oh, and btw....thanks for the idea on the header. I sort of ripped your idea for mine. I figure nobody I know knows you so I'm in the clear. :)


My first time here. I'm finding the whole social media revolution a bit of overkill right now. I'm not sure why I need to share every idea that pops into my head with the world, or what song I'm listening to. Blogging is beginning to sound more like old-fashion literature in comparison. What I fear is happening -- or already has -- is that places like Twitter has sucked much of the social life force from blogging itself, leaving it more about the writing than the comraderie. Perhaps this is a good thing. I know just lately, I interact with many of my former readers on Twitter and Facebook rather than on their blogs.

Sean Alvarez

Great article. You are definitely not alone in feeling a sense of digital overload. With so many exciting things going on in the community, I find myself feeling frustrated, and stressed at the thought of all the things that I'm missing out on because I am bogged down with "making a living".

Lately I've been finding that if I just ease up on it, and catch what I can, when I can, I'm enjoying my online travels more. This article is a great example of something I found online, after following some of your amusing twitter posts, during a pause at my stage shoot. Thanks for that.

Not sure if I addressed your question, but that's my 2cents.


As someone who is "behind the curve" a bit in the blogging/personal-website/massive-connectivity arena, I find it even more overwhelming as I am struggling to adopt the technology, create an online persona to match my offline one, and convince my non-techie friends to use this stuff.

I like the post above about just letting go, which is where I am at this week. But then you see advice from the likes of vaynerchuk about "managing your brand" and what-not which adds even more confusion.

for what its worth, I think you are doing a good job with it.

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