Weekly Summary & Progress
Well the week was pretty up and down and we ended up being out and about for the majority of 4 days out of the week. On top of that, 2 of the days we were home were pretty hard going.
As a result, I’m not unhappy with my progress for the week. So here are the final graphs:
[progpress title=”” goal=”20″ current=”0″ previous=”0″ label=”items”]
[progpress title=”” goal=”70″ current=”0″ previous=”0″ label=”podcasts”]
[progpress title=”” goal=”5″ current=”1″ previous=”0″ label=”items”]
[progpress title=”” goal=”295″ current=”58″ previous=”0″ label=”pages”]
[progpress title=”” goal=”292″ current=”148″ previous=”0″ label=”pages”]
[progpress title=”” goal=”7″ current=”5″ previous=”0″ label=”days”]
[progpress title=”” goal=”7″ current=”1″ previous=”0″ label=”days”]
[progpress title=”” goal=”15″ current=”15″ previous=”0″ label=”pages”]
So the downside with using ProgressFly for this purpose is that either I lose the stats each week and reuse the progress meters, or I could create new meters each week (often for repeating goals) which seems a bit wasteful (to me anyhow). I also am a bit uncomfortable with the fact the meters show the same amounts on each blogpost. However, what I could do is update the posts and make them static amounts.
The alternative I can see is a different wordpress plugin called Tally Graph which I’ll trial this week (eventually I’ll settle into a routine I’m comfortable with). This uses custom fields to record data and then generate graphs. The upside is that updating can be done via a blogpost, and the downside is the updating has to be done via a blogpost. :D By that I mean tracking daily progress and starting and ending points would be straightforward, but that this relies on me posting updates daily. I’m also interested (seeing as I haven’t used custom fields in quite a long time) in seeing how the custom fields appear on each blogpost and so I have had a play on this post.
Finally, the public goals for this week are (and will seem familiar):
So there we go – a day late, a dollar short but finally written! :)
Edit 2011-03-22: Moved onto a different progress bar plugin called ProgPress which is more static and so, overcomes the problems/concerns I had above.