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Suw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson is a social software consultant and writer who specialises in the use of blogs and wikis behind the firewall. With a background in journalism, publishing and web design, Suw is now one of the UK’s best known bloggers, frequently speaking at conferences and seminars.

Her personal blog is Chocolate and Vodka, and yes, she’s married to Kevin.

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Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is a freelance journalist and digital strategist with more than a decade of experience with the BBC and the Guardian. He has been a digital journalist since 1996 with experience in radio, television, print and the web. As a journalist, he uses blogs, social networks, Web 2.0 tools and mobile technology to break news, to engage with audiences and tell the story behind the headlines in multiple media and on multiple platforms.

From 2009-2010, he was the digital research editor at The Guardian where he focused on evaluating and adapting digital innovations to support The Guardian’s world-class journalism. He joined The Guardian in September 2006 as their first blogs editor after 8 years with the BBC working across the web, television and radio. He joined the BBC in 1998 to become their first online journalist outside of the UK, working as the Washington correspondent for BBCNews.com.

And, yes, he’s married to Suw.

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

Procrastinatus, God of Blogs

Posted by Suw Charman-Anderson

More on how to deal with procrastination and other bad habits that get in the way of being productive, this time from 43 Folders.

Once you’ve started admitting your “personal suck,” you can sample from an endless menu of tricks that may or may not help you improve things in your life. As long as you don’t lose an eye and can still get your work mostly done on time, where’s the damage in experimenting?

Quite right.

Although I have come to realise over the last day that the fact I am a ‘professional’ blogger is actually allowing me to bring the art of procrastination to new heights. All these posts you’ve been reading recently, here and on CnV? All displacement activity. All little acts of creative procrastination. There is one particular task relating to one particular project with which I am a bit late that I am persistently putting off because I don’t know where to start. It just so happens that the by-product of this procrastination is a whole bunch of blog posts, so I look like I’m actually working even though I’m not actually working upon that which should be benefiting from my attention.

Procrastination may be the thief of time, but it’s also the god of blogs.

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One Response to “Procrastinatus, God of Blogs”

  1. oedipa Says:

    And here’s the same idea developed a bit further: structured procrastination. http://www-csli.stanford.edu/~john/procrastination.html