As I alluded to here a while back, I am suffering quite a lack of motivation to do website work at the moment. I have all the responsibilities for the EuropÃƒÂ¤ische Bewegung Server but seem to have lost track of the reasons why I am actually doing that work any more. I’ve lost the connection to the federalist cause for the moment – not because I don’t believe in it any more, but just because I am not in the everyday rough and tumble of the organisations any more since standing down from JEF-Europe. My role is now like that of the office photocopier – everyone takes it for granted, until it then goes wrong they curse and complain like hell, and in my case expect that I fix the website for free.
So my 1st June resolution is to keep a tally of all the website work I do for JEF, UEF, European Movement etc., and work out roughly how much that work would cost if the organisations were to pay a freelancer to do the work. In short, I am going to try to put things in my mind at least on a more professional footing, and give myself the opportunity to say no when people have suggestions.
Secondly, I really should do more design work and less tedious server admin work. I’ve been inspired by the CSS Zen Garden website, and now also have the excellent book to accompany it – The Zen of CSS Design. Then there’s also the Web Design Index 6, source of the inspiration for Yazdanfar.se – the kind of website I should be making!