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ToDo Week 7

This was last week. No to do written for week 7.

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Idea for Week 5-6 – Ken and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Ken and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Yes, bookmark that, because it will be a pain to type.

It is almost halfway into the 6th week and I am just announcing the idea. All because I was trying to save a couple of dollars on the domain name KenandtheArtofMotorcycleMaintenance.com.

This was supposed to be a filler idea so, I’m not too concerned. Still I would like to get it up and going.

It is also an exercise too in extra long domain name. I wanted to see the effect (if any) a very long domain name has on promoting the site and getting traffic.

Short names are running out and domain names are getting longer or are mix-mash of characters (meebo, lexxe, riya came to mind). Try hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy.com.

About the Idea

The name of couse is a play on the book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Ken is my name so it fitted very nicely.

The site is a full blown experimentation of what I call “idea in the blogging“.

I like riding motorcycle (more about that on the site later) and one of my dream is to run a motorcycle repair shop and look at all the different motorbike coming in – Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, KTM, Aprilla, Cagiva, Ducati, Triumph … talking to the riders. All motorcycle riders have fantastic story to tell.

Very nice … but not going to happen any time soon. At least I can blog about it!

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ToDo Week 6

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Not much activities last week. 59 Ideas is growing nicely as I get into the blogging flow.
Can you believe it? I registered for a domain for last week’s idea and until I have not gotten the account to the domain. More on this when the account is finally accessible. The price to pay for going cheap.

Activities

  • still waiting for domain to launch week 5-6 idea
  • already registered domains for week 7-8 idea
  • plan and setup for week 7-8 idea
  • catch up on pending writings

Routines

  • Finalise idea for Week 7-8
  • Plan Week 7 ToDo
  • 1/2hr /day on Best Blog

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ToDo Week 5

Just one real thing: Get back on track.

Activities

  • launch week 5-6 idea
  • catch up on pending writings

Routines

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ToDo Week 4

Commentary

Last week (week 3) really dampen my momentum. It proves beyond doubt that being a ProNetizen is a fulltime endeavour that tolerates no slacker.
Points learnt

  • Get those content written!
  • Focus on task at hand, not wander off surfing
  • Find a mechanism to keep track of my time spend
  • Be more realistic in terms of goals
Activities (42hrs):
No more breakdown until I find a way to control time better. Instead, set flexible targets.
  • Get Whois.la redesigned
  • Get content written (at least 2/day)
  • More linking, promotion
  • Research and write on topics
Content coverage:

  • Domain name backgrounder
  • Audience Alignment
  • Setting up and backgrounder on Whois.la
  • (open)

Routines

  • Finalise idea for Week 5-6
  • Plan Week 5 ToDo
  • Prepare financial for week 3-4
  • Surf ideas for 59ideas
  • 1/2hr /day on Best Blog

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Disruption in plan

This week is simply packed to the brim for me.

In my real world work life, we are moving office. We used to work in a home office, but we now moved to a office building. Still have lots of boxes to unpack.

Three more people joined our company! Two of them interns. That’s a 100% increase in head count. So I really had my hands full guiding them what to do.

If that is not enough, I am also looking for a place near the office to stay. I had to confirm the place, pack, move. All these before leaving for Singapore this Friday. Chinese New Year is just round the corner.

This is a big distruption, which mean I had to readjust my “0 to independence” plan accordingly.

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ToDo Week 3

Activities (42hrs):

  • Routines (8hrs)
  • blogging content (10hrs, 2.5hrs/content)
  • link building (2hrs/day)
  • research, reading, surfing (2hrs/day)

Content coverage:

  • Domain name backgrounder
  • Audience Alignment
  • (open) Setting up and backgrounder on Whois.la
  • (open)

Routines

  • Review Week 1-2
  • Plan Week 4 ToDo
  • Surf ideas for 59ideas
  • 1/2hr /day on Best Blog

Commentary

Based on the last 2 weeks, the following were finetuned,

  1. cut content coverage to 4/week
  2. move tasks repeated every week to a separate routine section
  3. more specific time allocation

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