Personal Growth Resource Roundup #4

Well here’s one of those things that will probably guarantee me a spot in the “dumbest blogging mistakes” hall of fame.

I have a second installation of WordPress in a subdirectory where I can play with plugins and other stuff before making changes on my public blog. Yesterday I wanted to uninstall the old version of WordPress so that I could install 2.3 which Cpanel doesn’t have yet.

Simple right?

Would have been, except for the fact that I clicked on the wrong button and uninstalled my REAL wordpress installations. D’Oh!

There wasn’t a whole lot I could do at that point other than cry and wait for my host to restore my site from their Sunday backup. Of course that meant that all the posts and comments from last week were lost.

Fortunately I was able to repost the entries (using the change timestamp feature). However the comments are pretty much gone for good. So if you left a fabulous comment here last week, my apologies that the world will no longer have access to it!

It also means that the draft I had going for today’s Personal Growth Resource Roundup got zapped as well. So all the great posts I had gathered are gone. Well, the posts aren’t gone, but I no longer have the links to them.

So this will be a bit of a short list today. But I hope to make up for it with the incredible quality of these Personal Growth Resources!

And the moral of the story… check twice before zapping a WordPress installation on your server.

Ok. On to the good stuff!

If you’re a business person and you don’t know Rich Schefren is you need to find out right now! And this post, How to Multitask Like An Octopus on Crack, is a great place to start, especially if you have ADD or ADD tendencies.

Have you heard of a Distinctionary? I hadn’t either, until this week. I found this over at Coachville (an amazing personal growth resource!) where they describe the Distinctionary this way: This book is an adventure. Its purpose is to help you see and experience subtleties of language — we call these distinctions. Please use it to increase your own awareness and the awareness of your friends and clients.

And my friend Lyman has a wonderful post over at Creating A Better Life. If you’ve ever had a “down” period, whether or not it was officially “depression” the advice to Keep Moving is right on.

And for one of the most impressive examples of community building and support I’ve yet seen check out the virtual birthday party that happened for the Successful and Outstanding Bloggers. A whopping 679 comments (as of this writing) were generated by the party goers. If you want to learn about networking and relationship building, start hanging out with Liz!

Carnival Roundup:

Here are the carnivals that have featured an article from Evolving Times this week.

The Secret to Getting What You Desire Carnival at The Secret to Life featured the guest post by Kim Castle, The 3 Most Powerful Things You Can Do To Make Customers Choose You.

Over at The Next 45 Years, the Personal Development and Happiness Carnival featured two entries from Evolving Tmes. (My mistake: I usually submit just one entry per carnival). The two entries were, How to Be a Positive Force in the Blogosphere and Beyond, and Are You A Cultural Creative? Thanks Alex for including them both.

Well that’s it for this week. Come back next Saturday for the regular, plump version of the Personal Growth Resource Roundup.

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      2 Responses to “Personal Growth Resource Roundup #4”

      1. Lyman Reed on October 28th, 2007 3:07 pm

        Thanks for the mention, Edward. And I feel your pain when it comes to losing the posts… it’s happened to me in the past, and was a great reminder to check on my own backup software. Thanks for that as well!

      2. Alex Blackwell on October 29th, 2007 1:55 am

        Ed – both of your articles were great, no worries.

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