Blocks of Time

May 1, 2020

This is part of a weekly journal I'm keeping about my side-hustle, SendView.

For a long time I’d tried to carve out an hour here or 30 minutes there to work on SendView. Lately, however, I’ve spent those hours and minutes on other things and set aside multi-hour chunks instead.

I’ve been amazed at the difference it’s made.

Instead of only feeling comfortable cranking out a quick feature or bug fix because I don’t want to leave it half finished for a couple days and have to start over mentally when I return, I can get really deep into the code and build more complex things all at once.

For example, I’ve been wanted to build an advanced search functionality into the Inbox. And with one of these blocks of time I not only did it, but had time to do it right and fix a few lingering bugs along the way.

Coming soon to your SendView Inbox: advanced search.

I guess I’ve always known this to some degree. I try to block out big chunks of time at the day job for more creative work. Otherwise, I never really get into the groove.

But this was a timely reminder that 3 one hour chunks of time do not each 1 three hour chunk, even if those individual hours are distraction-free.

More updates from my side hustle journal:
Handing Off
June 12, 2020
A Step Back
June 8, 2020
A New Logo
May 29, 2020
Ceilings
May 24, 2020
Better & Better
May 15, 2020
Facebook Ads
May 8, 2020
Blocks of Time
May 1, 2020
Sylvester McMonkey McBean
April 24, 2020
Being Kind
April 17, 2020
The Telling Week
April 11, 2020
A Telling Week
April 3, 2020
A Pricing Page Predicament
March 27, 2020
A Clear Reminder
March 20, 2020
Just Do It
March 13, 2020
Little Things
March 6, 2020
Confidence and Pricing
February 28, 2020
Steering
February 21, 2020
Payoff
February 15, 2020
Partnering Up
February 7, 2020
A Good Week
January 31, 2020
One by One
January 24, 2020
Patience
January 17, 2020
First Things First
January 10, 2020
The Build or Not to Build
January 3, 2020
Optimism
December 31, 2019

Hi, I'm Gregg.

I'm a marketer, maker, and long walk taker.

       

By day I run marketing for resort CRM / ecommerce provider, Inntopia. After the kids go to bed my laptop is my workshop where I'm building an email marketing tracking platform called SendView.