Am I the only one whose attention to work went slightly off track the days leading up to the election? Was it just me or was there just too much else to pay attention to as we moved closer and closer to this momentous and historic week?
As the dust settles, I realize that I’ve been a bit incommunicado with clients and not as responsive to team members. Who knew that a presidential election could cause so much disruption in my personal and professional life?
Instead of focusing enough on work, I spent my time
- Blogging my opinions about some of the candidates despite my own advice not to wear one’s political leanings on one’s sleeve;
- Twittering my thoughts and linking to articles about the candidates and the issues;
- Scouring political blogs for the latest news and opinions;
- Chatting with friends about the issues;
- Obsessing over the polls;
- Planning a TweetUp for Election Night;
- Decorating my Second LIfe virtual island for an online Election Night event;
- Video microblogging about Election Night.
It never occurred to me that being more politically engaged could mean neglecting some important things around the home or office. I’ve got some catching up to do now that we know who our president is going to be.
And how about that Obama!
Now back to work.
How did the weeks and days leading up to the election affect your life and work?
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