The news makes you feel bad, and that kills your productivity. Here’s what to do instead.
Doc Searls has a very convincing argument as to why collaboration is better when developing ideas, with a list of ten ideas about ideas. Doc is a major member of the Linux community and very fond of the Open Source movement, so it’s no surprise most of his list gravitates toward the thinking that ideas… Read more
Do you ever wonder how your life could be different if you remembered every idea you’ve ever had? I know it’s pretty dang-near impossible, but if you just stop and think for a second how your life could be different if you remembered everything, it’s pretty scary. Here’s just a few of my own thoughts… Read more
I might as well just come out and say it. I really enjoy reading and watching Harry Potter movies. Although they are written for kids, I love J.K. Rowling’s writing, and it’s always a great stress reliever to pick up one of the books. So go ahead, make your jokes and digs, but I have… Read more
Man, I can’t tell you how valuable this blogging tip is. Here’s what my typical blog posting process used to look like. I’d go hit up my RSS feeds, flag the feeds I wanted to write about and crank out whatever I was thinking of at the time, all in one session. Occasionally I’d get… Read more
I was working on the last blog post this afternoon, and after finishing it I decided I needed a break before I started working on my developing site. But I still felt a little motivated, and didn’t want to lose that feeling, so I decided to do a fast clean of my bathroom. (I’ve found… Read more
Idea dumping is a lot like brainstorming. (I happen to be an expert on idea dumping because I just made the term up 5 minutes ago.). Brainstorming to me is more of a process where you have a problem, and you try and find a solution to it, with the end goal in mind. It’s… Read more
It seems like whenever I sit down to do a task that requires brainstorming and planning (like writing a blog post), it’s a lot harder to stay focused. Maybe that’s just the ‘ol ADHD kickin’ in, but I’m guessing I’m not the only one out there who has a hard time when it comes to… Read more