Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Well, that was a lovely way to spend a long, long weekend. Yes, we went camping with a three year old and a three month old and, while it did have its challenges, it was basically lovely.

Farm camping

And, despite my initial discomfort, it was rendered even more lovely by being in such a low reception area that my phone battery died really, really quickly when it was on – so I left it off most of the time. That lovely period of disconnection really “reset” me.

The challenge is coming back to my digital life afterwards. And the shock has been how “noisy” Twitter, RSS and e-mail look. I’ve been brutally culling mailing lists, and am seriously considering doing the same to the people I’m following on Twitter and my RSS feeds. Time to get that signal/noise ratio back under control.

I’ll explain my reasons and thoughts in a later post.

But for now, I’m back-ish (still “on holiday” until next week, even though I did a day at The Telegraph yesterday, and found time to liveblog an event), and looking forward to some serious blogging.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.