Happiness, Blogging, and Idiots

14 Sep

Happiness

I have been in a rut recently. Don’t worry, nothing to worry about too much, just not as happy-go-lucky as I am normally. Despite some great times and surrounding myself with wonderful people, I’ve been returning to a baseline that is simply not where it should be. My plan is to purposefully over-correct – check back for updates in this area.

Blogging

You may have noticed I have been blogging less recently. This isn’t a conscious effort or because I have been abnormally busy, rather it appears to be a lack of inspiration. Less crazy ideas are popping into my head, and the ones that are aren’t being acted upon. Heck, even the few posts that I have started sit unfinished.

Idiots

Less blogging and less happiness? Sounds like blogging leads to happiness. Or if not, happiness causes people to blog. Wrong, that’s what idiots would say. Data geeks will quickly let you know that correlation does not imply causation. What do you think, is there any causation here? Does it flow both ways, and if so, are there limits or will it just continue to snowball until I’m spending every minute blogging and loving it?

 


 
Along with the over-correction in happiness, I’d also like to over-correct in my return to blogging. Just hang tight!

Something else for the data geeks to check out – Uberdata: How prostitution and alcohol make Uber better

Photo: D. Sharon Pruitt

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8 Responses to “Happiness, Blogging, and Idiots”

  1. Brian Michael Lindberg 15. Sep, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    That’s probably my favorite xkcd of all time.

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    Skinner Reply:

    That’s quite a statement. I don’t think I would be able to pinpoint a xkcd as my favorite – my recall of all the great ones over the years is very poor. But I remember them when I see them again!

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  2. Lara 16. Sep, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Time for a chick comment! I figure it’s appropriate since you used “chick math” in your post :) Here’s a quote I have framed that seems to fit your current mood:

    ‘It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.’

    I’m glad you’re taking the necessary steps to get happy again. Love you lil bro.

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    Skinner Reply:

    Yes, learning statistics is lame. But using statistics to support an argument or draw crazy conclusions is awesome.

    Thanks for the quote, did you make it up?

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  3. Jason Shen 18. Sep, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Hey dude – sorry to hear things haven’t been so hot but glad you are correcting for it. I love love love the new site design and just dug through some old posts – pretty sweet! Looking forward to more blog posts in the future.

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    Skinner Reply:

    Thanks for digging through the old posts. You are very good at linking back to your old content in your posts – I should do the same!

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  4. jessem 21. Sep, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    Blog more already. I’m getting unhappy reading the same post over and over again…

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    Skinner Reply:

    Yessir. Look for a new one later tonight.

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