One of the smartest posts I have read recently comes from JohnCow.com called “We Got Fired!” where Bob writes about spreading himself too thin, and getting rid of certain projects. What is ever better is his usage of a point system to decide what stays and what goes. It is a little difficult to be so rational, but I am sure it works very well.
Here is a snippet from the article:
We took out a notepad and jotted down all our domains. Each domain/project would get a rating between 0 and 5. Anything below 3 is going in the dumpster! Might fetch a penny or two by someone who thinks the project is worth seeing through. Pennies you can put in the projects you’re dedicated to, hence improving them!
I have to say that this is something I struggle with all the time, as I work more and more for Bloggy Network, I have less and less time for the projects I would like to do. This has lead me to give or sell some of my greatest ideas to Bloggy Network in hopes of seeing them come to fruition.
It is hard not to want to do everything, but focusing on a few projects will help them become more successful, and leave less of a chance of burnout, something that I have faced a few times in my blogging career.
Check out the full post at JohnCow (not a misspelling).