Welcome to 80 Percent of Success

Happy New Year and welcome to my new blog, which I have tentatively named 80 percent of success.

In case you’re wondering what the name of the blog come from , it is from quote attributed to Woody Allen, “80 percent of success is showing up”. The quote just spoke to me at some level about life but don’t worry, I promise I won’t be smuggling in any other words of wisdom into this blog.

Blogging 2015

Like a lot of people, I like to set New Year Resolutions for myself. And like most people, my resolutions tend to fall by the wayside by about February, when the demands of life and work start to make themselves known. One of my resolutions for this year is to blog more regularly and I figure that setting up a new blog will give me a bit of extra motivation to keep writing, even when I don’t very much feel like it.

My life in blogs

This isn’t my first attempt at blogging. Over the past 5 years or so I’ve blogged on and off in various capacities, from policy and social innovation to reggae music, photography and digital technology and all manner of things in between.

The main reason I haven’t been blogging very much this past year or so was that blogging for me had become too much like work. This was particularly the case back in 2013, when I was working on a self-employed basis for around six months. While I enjoyed writing about the different projects I was working on, I felt my blogging was veering towards the self promotional. So,  to take a leaf out of Ice Cube’s advice, I decided to check myself before I wrecked myself and give blogging a little rest.

I’ve also found the past year or so pretty full-on for various reasons, mainly due to the starting a new job in late 2013. One year into the job, I feel like I’ve got back some head space in general and I am hoping to allocate the space to blogging before the year ramps up and I lose it again.

What next?

Right now, I’m still deciding what it is exactly I’ll be blogging about but I will let you know as soon as I know myself. Whatever the topic, however, I hope you will find my posts interesting, occasionally humorous and free from humblebrag.

Happy New Year,

Francis

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