Monday, June 1

Time Spent

This month's big question comes from an inquiry I received from Robert Kennedy via my blog. The question was:
What is your typical day like? How do you do all you do with elearning learning, elearning technology, techempower, work literacy and all the consulting and still remain profitable while having a LIFE? Ok, so that is more than one question, but hopefully you get the drift. What are your thoughts here?
This is a great question and I'm guessing the answers will be quite interesting. After all, when I do presentations that introduce things like blogs, RSS readers, social networks, etc. I am almost always asked - "How much time do you spend on this? Where do you find the time?" And what they really mean is - I'm already too busy, how the heck can I also do all of what you are telling me about. So I really hope that we can have a great resource here that will give people a sense of what's going on in the lives of people who are adopting some of these things.

Where is your time spent?

I'm really hoping that we can get a broad cross section of answers. I consider myself to be somewhat of a "special case" ... but I'm guessing that's true for many of us.

Beyond the basic answer I'm hoping you will chime in with thoughts around:
  • How much time do you spend and how did you find time for all the relatively newer things like reading blogs, twitter, social networks, etc.?
  • What are you doing less of today than you were 3-5 years ago?
  • Do you have less of a life with all of these new things?

How to Respond:

Option 1 - Put your thoughts in a comment below. Likely there can be some pretty good thoughts left via a comment.

Option 2 -

Step 1 - Post in your blog (please link to this post).
Step 2 - Put a comment in this blog with an HTML ready link that I can simply copy and paste (an HTML anchor tag). I will only copy and past, thus, I would also recommend you include your NAME immediately before your link. So, it should look like:

Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0

or you could also include your blog name with something like:

Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0 : eLearningTechnology

Responses So Far:


Jenise Cook said...

Great question this month!

I've posted my response on my blog

Jenise Cook | Ridge View Media's Blog

Rupa said...

Interesting questions.

Here is my response in my blog.

Rupa - Big Question June 2009 :Where is your time spent?

Unknown said...

I was just asked this very question this morning. It is on everyone's mind. I blogged my answer.

Jennifer Beever: The Big Question June 2009: Where is Your Time Spent?

Indu Gopinath said...

I love this question!

Read my response in my blog:

Archana Narayan said...

My response to this month's Big Question: Archana: Quantifying Time Spent on Web 2.0 tools

Abhijit Kadle said...

Great questions; here's my take

Abhijit Kadle - The Big Question: Time Spent

Jenise Cook said...

Here's a blog post about our brain and attention spans.... and social media:

Ear Plugs to Lasers: The Science of Concentration

Michele Martin said...

Great question, Tony. My response is here: Michele Martin: The Big Question

Clive Shepherd said...

How Clive Shepherd spends his time:

Robert Kennedy III said...

Here is my response to my own question :-):

Robert Kennedy - Big Question - June 2009

Blogger In Middle-earth said...

'ere 'tis.

Sreya Dutta said...

Sreya Dutta Big Question: Time Spent

V Yonkers said...

Here is my response:

Virginia Yonkers:Connecting 2 the world

Norman Lamont said...

My answer's at

Inge (Ignatia) de Waard said...

Finding my 2.0-time schedule scrambled for personal reasons

Anthony said...

I provide a bit more detail in my blog, but the heart of the post is that this month's question triggered a series of additional questions for me:

- Do my daily activities support my personal and professional objectives?
- Is there a balance between my personal and professional life?
- How much of my time is spent on "useless" activities?
- Do I ever leave room for just "doing nothing"?

Tony Karrer said...

Great questions Anthony.

Francis Pindar said...

Really good question as I've been looking at ways to manage my time. My reply at:

Francis Pindar said...

Forgot to add my name its Francis

nestor said...

Very interesting questions

gminks said...

Gina from Adventures in Corporate Education: Where do I spend my time? June’s Big Question

Kevin Thorn said...

The Work/Life/Social Media Balance

Victoria Macarthur said...

This one really got me going, here's my response:

Victoria Macarthur: A Propositional Structure: New Skills and Knowledge for Learning Professionals? (Adaptation, Personalization, and Community)