7 Posts I Didn’t Have Time To Write

7 Posts I Didn\'t Have Time To Write

This year I didn’t have time to write the following blog posts. They’re all still in draft and will more than likely stay that way now. So here’s what you won’t be reading from me any time soon.

Does Your Company Inspire Others

I didn’t have time to write a post titled ‘Does Your Company Inspire Others’ where I discuss the traits of an inspirational thought leader and the importance of networking with like minded people.

Five Reasons To Ignore Tenders Forever

I didn’t have time to write a post titled ‘Five Reasons To Ignore Tenders Forever’ where I announce that I am now refusing to take part in public tenders as I feel they’re a race to the bottom, where cost is given precedence over value.

FOWA Dublin 09 – New Venue Please

I didn’t have time to write a post titled ‘FOWA Dublin 09 – New Venue Please’ where I congratulate Ryan Carson and his crew for choosing Dublin as a conference location but request that they change the venue because Liberty Hall is a cesspit that should have been demolished years ago.

How To Prototype A Web Application

I didn’t have time to write a post titled ‘How To Prototype A Web Application’ where I discuss the importance of understanding the end user, proper wireframing, agile programming, and the stress the value of starting with the interface first.

Solving Real Business Problems

I didn’t have time to write a post titled ‘Solving Real Business Problems’ where I encourage developers to use the hundreds of frameworks, web services and existing web apps to help solve their clients problems instead of pitching the expensive bespoke solution.

The Cost of Success In Ireland

I didn’t have time to write a post titled ‘The Cost of Success in Ireland’ where I analyse how others will perceive your success once you’ve achieved it and cynically ask will they admire you or envy you, will they hold you up as a champion or drag you back down.

The Work Life Balance Of A Web Developer

And finally, I didn’t have time to write a post titled ‘The Work Life Balance of a Web Developer’ where I discuss the challenges of working in isolation and the importance of meeting others in your industry on a regular basis.

I didn’t have time to write all these posts, and more. Maybe next year I’ll have time to write more posts and abandon less of them.


6 Comments added. Add comment?

  1. Robin Blandford says:

    Re: FOWA venue. Bang on.

    I suggested Digital Exchange or Helix to them, was very surprised about choice.

    Dec 20, 2008
  2. Iarfhlaith says:

    Yeah I imagine it’s not really up to the standard they’ve become accustomed to!

    Dec 21, 2008
  3. Darragh Curran says:

    Nice idea to clean the slate of all your draft blog posts. I might just do that!

    Dec 23, 2008
  4. Iarfhlaith says:

    I just couldn’t bare looking at those unfinished posts any longer.

    It must be something every blogger suffers from. I’m calling it ‘Post Draft Depression’ where they know deep down they should really finish the draft they started last week, but opt to write about something new instead.

    If you do decide to clear them out, don’t forget to delete them too. It’ll feel great!

    Dec 23, 2008
  5. shane o'donovan says:


    I think your comments about finding the opportunity in crisis were bang on the money and the site is great.
    by the way, well done with your quick thinking for the digital dog project at yesterdays BizCamp-Mic pulled it out of the bag in the end!

    by the way, i was on your team for it, as finance guy.

    Mar 8, 2009
  6. Iarfhlaith says:

    Hey Shane,

    Yeah it was quick but fun!

    Mar 12, 2009

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