Episode 45 – Trello, Elizabeth Bee

Hi everyone! This week the Wombat Test Subject (author Ursula Vernon) finally tried out Trello, and we’ll have her thoughts on this tool. We also have brief overview of Zoho One, discuss the needs of a convention display, and wrap up with an interview with Friend of the Show Elizabeth Bee. Hope you all have a Productive week!

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13 Replies to “Episode 45 – Trello, Elizabeth Bee”

  1. Ellen Caswell

    Hi –
    1. So far, I *love* the KonMari method (well, most of it).
    2. Badge code doesn’t seem to work.
    3. Thanks for new things to play with!

  2. Feather

    “The book wasn’t giving me joy.” Oh my god that is such a brilliant way of expressing that. (I am . . . not a fan.)

    It always sort of throws me when people talk so much about “we have a culture of not wanting to accept responsibility!”; it’s come up a few times in interviews and it’s jarring to me because literally all around me are people who blame themselves *for everything*.

    I live in a world where people are trying to train themselves out of that: to entertain the crazy, radical idea that maybe we’re not to blame, at fault, for being mentally ill, that we’re not to blame, at fault, for every single time someone else is mad at us, that everything ever that happens isn’t because we did something bad, wrong, and should be ashamed and understand how bad we are.

    And the funny thing is that I also do know that there are a lot of people who don’t operate like that – they’re the ones I actively try to *identify* because they are the ones who take advantage of other people’s impulses to take on more responsibility than is theirs.

    I went through this with the sibling just last week, after she got actively conned and actively scammed by an aggressive salesperson at a gym: as far as she was concerned, emotionally, *this was her fault*. She should have been more defended, she should have been stronger, etc etc etc.

    So it’s just a very . . . weird thing: in my world almost all of the people I deal with (including me) take responsibility and moral fault for shit that is . . . not. At all.

    • Elizabeth Bee

      Super late reply, but I too observe the urge to grab onto more blame/responsibility than is fair among friends, especially who share my demographic of presenting as young or young-ish and female. It’s interesting, being in a profession where there is an overall culture against taking blame, but there is a subset of people (self included) who have been trained to apologize for everything. It’s made me really work on unpacking why I’m apologizing or taking blame, if I feel like I need to. For example, the urge to take blame because it means that I could have prevented what happened to me, which provides a feeling of control. (If I had only done this differently, this horrible thing wouldn’t have happened to me.) Or blame-taking as a social defense measure. (If I don’t smooth this over by apologizing, this person will be angry.) Complicated stuff that I’m still untangling! Solidarity to all who are in the same boat.

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