Making changes

I've been doing some thinking - I know, always dangerous.

Returning to pen and paper on the way to work this morning I started making a few notes in response to James' post and extrapolated somewhat to the point where I set some things in motion internally. I think they're continuations of how I've been thinking and feeling for a while but have coalesced into something more solid.

Being largely offline for a number of days felt right, it felt like how I need to be at the moment. So I'm going to be stepping back.

I'm not going to be blogging much - maybe the occasional post but nothing regular. I'm going to remove my feed from micro.blog for the time being so that I'm not drawn into conversations there that might result from any posts - if any conversations occur they will have to happen locally, for now.

That isn't a reflection on Manton and the micro.blog service, I still think he is doing a wonderful job and it keeps going from strength to strength, it's just not somewhere I need to be at the moment and something I need to do for me.

There are a couple of things I want to work on offline/elsewhere (I'm not ready/willing to announce them yet) and I don't think they'll happen unless I push back.

I don't know how long it will take or even if this might ultimately become a permanent thing - I don't envisage it but then you never know.

What I will be doing is responding to email and nurturing one-to-one relationships in this way. If you want to get/keep in touch please do using colin@colinwalker.blog.

See you on the other side.

  1. Replied to Making changes by Colin Walker (colinwalker.blog)

    I’ve been doing some thinking – I know, always dangerous.

    Returning to pen and paper on the way to work this morning I started making a few notes in response to James’ post and extrapolated somewhat to the point where I set some things in motion internally. I think they’re continuations of how I’ve been thinking and feeling for a while but have coalesced into something more solid.

    Being largely offline for a number of days felt right, it felt like how I need to be at the moment. So I’m going to be stepping back.

    Since reading James’ post I’ve been thinking a lot about it, and how to best respond myself. I haven’t figured it all out yet. I’ve been considering taking a bit of a break, particularly as Facebook and other platforms are making drastic changes to how they operate on the web.
    I’ve also been thinking about it in light of the Greg McVerry’s EDU522 course which has a bit of a social media purge built into it.
    That said, I’m not sure what I’ll ultimately be doing, but I find it refreshing that Colin’s made this decision for himself. It sounds like it’s coming from a genuine place and I know he probably needs the break as much as many of us do.
    Colin, I know many of your friends stretched across the world will miss your regular presence, even if we don’t say it on a regular basis, but good luck, and know that we’re always here for you if you need anything!
    I miss him already…

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