Phew. It’s been crazy weeks for me lately. At the moment, we just put up the tree, kids are all quiet and I’m drinking a glass of red. It’s one of the rare moments these days that I have in solace…and it’s gone…the littlest one is squirmy with hiccups.
Okay, I’m back. Made a bottle and made the hand off to Mommy. I haven’t blogged in a long while and there so much to say but I just haven’t had time. So here’s the johnlovett highlight reel for Fall 2010:
- We welcomed a new baby into our home. And that makes three. Three boys that is. I always thought the jump from one kid to two was really no problem. But, I can tell you that increasing the number of kids another
33%50% is a big jump indeed. [The 33% designates the percentage of quantitative reasoning skills I’ve lost in the past month.] Our house is busier than ever with an 18-month old climbing the walls and an eldest brother at five running the show. Everybody is happy and healthy so I’m immensely grateful for the lack of sleep and craziness.
- I’m writing a book for Wiley on Social Media Metrics. And it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I’ve got the story in my head and know what I want to write, yet cranking out 40 page chapters every other week is really tough. I’m nearly half way through my manuscript and I love the way its coming together. Although, if you’ve got a social analytics story of smashing success, miserable failure or sheer brilliance, I’d love to talk with you. I could always use more.
- My business is off-the-charts busy. Looking back on twelve months since joining Demystified and I couldn’t be happier. It’s been a great year and the work I’m doing is motivating me to maintain work-a-holic proportions. Since Labor Day I spent 8 weeks on the road visiting clients, working on changing our industry and speaking at events from coast to coast with a business trip to Italy as a big November finale. I made it home with four days to spare before the baby was born. Whew.
- And I’m happier than I’ve ever been. Who knew that chaos could be so rewarding? I always knew this was the case, but I love my job and I truly love the #measure industry. As measurers of digital medium, our roles are about to become indispensable. We’re on the precipice of a big data explosion and we’ll have the skills to float to the top. Big data is going to rush like a flood over enterprises and marketers alike and we measurers will be ready to slice and dice our way to sensibility. I like our chances.
More to follow on all these topics as I’m working three concurrent projects, writing two white papers and working through book chapters at present… Oh, and it’s my turn to change diapers, so I’m out.
Talk to y’all soon.