Simon Fowler's Blog

Balls and dropped balls

Posted by Simon on March 27, 2010

The First Follower project is a ball, but one of many. I realised in my last post that if I’m going to do a 30 day project it’s just going to have enhance the projects (loosely termed) to which I’m already committed. There’s only so much time in the day. I want to get better at doing and being what I already am: Christian, husband, father, brother, friend, neighbor, colleague, leader, clown etc. And a Word from our preacher last Sunday, sleep is an act of faith, confirms that the world doesn’t depend on me.

How to conceive a project that feeds and builds those aspects of me, perhaps even ties them together a little more neatly? Whatever I do, I hope it creates a little magic with what I already have.

I just hope I’m not too late with this post. The only rule Andrew Wicklander gave with the invite was, “you’ve got to blog once a week about the project”. That’s all. I thought it fair enough, and actually a genius way to keep us involved. He’s kept his word and dropped people (i.e. they can no longer get into the project website) with a sense of regret and feeling a bit of a jerk for doing so. But I don’t think he is; he’s shown great integrity in the process and importantly (for anyone who has to deal with him in life) that he’s a man of his word. I hope I’m not too late, I don’t know when the ‘week’ ends. But if I am, that’s okay. Some balls are meant to be dropped.

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