Some of you may have noticed some changes here at 1wayswim lately both in how often I am posting full articles and the new types of linked articles I am sharing here. The reason there have been some changes is because I am now a Core Contributor at GeekDad.com, which means I am writing a new article for them every week. I have also significantly increased my reading habit. All of this means the time I have to write for this blog is more time constrained then it has ever been. But this isn’t all bad news....change can be good.
While I will still be posting long articles on occasion here I won’t be writing 1-3 articles a week like I was doing over the past year or two. But instead I have started sharing links to news articles I find of interest. These “linked articles” will have a few sentences at the beginning written by me that communicates why I think this article is worth a look and then at the very bottom of the post I will have a link to the original article. It seems like news more and more is just a non-stop cranking out of words so when I come across something I think people should be paying attention to I want to make sure I communicate that. I certainly won’t have time to write a full article about every topic I find interesting like this, but that is where these linked articles come in. I will also continue to post links to all the articles I write on GeekDad here on 1wayswim. But I will also still write full articles as well, just not as frequently.
I mentioned that I am reading a lot more these days. One of the ways I am able to do this is a new news and social media time limit I have imposed on myself. I wrote up an article on GeekDad here about how I do this. This has freed up a very large chunk of time each day that I am now able to use to read more books. I have already read some very fascinating books and plan to write up some short reviews from time to time of the books I find particularly interesting. I am also keeping a list of all the books I am currently reading and have read recently right here on my blog on a page called Reading List. There are some amazing books out there and there are also a lot of not so great books too, so having some recommended reads is a very valuable thing to have. So I figured if I am going to be reading more that I should also be sharing what I am reading with others.
I hope you all continue to find the information I post here useful. I enjoy writing and will continue to do so right here on 1wayswim as long as I still have people that come here and find it worth reading.