The burden of trying to lead

posted by Jeff | Monday, September 21, 2009, 11:58 PM | comments: 0

One of the things I've tried to do in my "down time" this summer is improve my skills and generally know more stuff. I would even go as far as to say that I want to assume more of a leadership role in the things that I do, whether it be community building or developing software. It's my inner coach coming out after a couple of seasons of non-coaching (in the volleyball sense, that is).

So this evening, I was hitting the old Google Reader to see what I've missed. Saturday we were at Cedar Point most of the day. Yesterday we were in Toledo. Today we were tooling around with Diana's dad and Helen Ann. So essentially I was three days behind. And I haven't even looked at Twitter since Thursday.

It left me feeling overwhelmed, and out of the loop. That messes with my confidence a bit in a time where I should be demonstrating my awesomeness. As with anything though, that's me losing perspective. I'm not any less knowledgeable than I was last week, and the real important stuff makes its way through the filters of the social Web and eventually land in front of me anyway. I don't need to be plugged-in 24/7 unless that's my job.


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