Deja Vu Posting

I worry that I will write the same post I’ve probably written in the past. I don’t even know if this has already happened!! I hardly ever run through my old posts, so sometimes if an idea pops up in my head to write about something, I’m not too sure if I’ve already written about it in the past. I often have a sense of deja vu and I’ve even done searches on my own blog to check.

I don’t keep track of my blog posts. I used to write down blog ideas and titles in a journal before…not anymore. So there may always be a chance that I’ve written about something already. Well…if that happens and you happen to stumble across it, I’m sorry. 🙂

If you do have any tips on how to avoid this… please do share.

Anonymity

Sometimes I wonder whether people who remain anonymous on their blogs get fewer hits. I don’t know, it’s not like I can really conduct an experiment unless I ask the people at WordPress or Blogger. I don’t publish my name or my picture. I don’t even have an about me page, I just write for the sake of writing and getting things off my mind. I have a good number of followers and people who like and comment on posts. They don’t seem to mind at all that they have no idea who I am… and I simply love that!

Truth be told, even if someone does put up their name, picture or bio, do you ever know who they really are? Reading someone’s posts may actually tell you a lot more about a person, than a description or a picture would. It’s not like I haven’t thought about it. Sometimes I’m really tempted to share pictures or just use my real name. But, I don’t because of all these ethical rules at work etc. It’s just simpler to write whatever I want, without the hassle of having to declare stuff.

The interesting part is, no one who knows me outside the blogosphere, knows that I write this blog. I’ve mentioned in passing that I write a blog but never the name or where I write. This is a whole different world for me… and I’ve grown to really like it being that way. It’s not because the things I say may offend someone or that I have something to hide from the people I know… far from it. I’ve just never really bothered to share this world with the people I know. It feels like something personal, something I like doing for myself. I love this little world of mine….and I prefer to remain anonymous.

04 Feb 2016

I can’t believe it’s February already. Wow! My days seem to be flying by in a haze of work and exhaustion. I think almost every personal update in the last few weeks have mentioned how busy I’ve been at work. Somehow, it’s just not getting better. I’m trying to work smarter, pace myself, etc. etc… Nothing seems to help. To top it off, I’ve been battling some kind of flu. The weather suddenly got cold and I think I was being stupid about not dressing warmly enough. Well, I’m paying the price now.

Anyway, at least I decided to catch up on reading some blog posts. I can’t believe I’m having to schedule that in too. I think I’m a little annoyed with the world right now. Not because of anything in particular but just generally. The flu and the tireless has led to a very short fuse, including quite a bit of road rage. Shameful, I know. Well, I’m going to try to get some rest and studying done on the weekend. May be that will calm my nerves….

Books read in Jan 2016

In keeping with my goals for reading more this year….

The books I read in January are (*drumroll*)

  1. The Girl in the Spider’s Web – David Lagercrantz
  2. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho (Finally!)
  3. The Prince – Niccolò Machiavelli (also finally!)
  4. The Big Short – Michael Lewis (you guessed it… also finally!)

I thought about rating the books or writing a review. Then I decided against it because I don’t think I would do it too well. So I thought to myself, let’s leave that to people who do it better. I have to say though, I loved reading the Big Short. Having lived through the financial crisis and being a banker in that time, it was of particular relevance to me. I just can’t believe I never read it sooner.

Four books in a month is good for me. But, I think my average will go down for the txt couple of months since I will be studying again. All my free time will have to be spent reading study books but, I will try squeeze in a book or two each month.