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If it’s not staring me in the face, I probably won’t get round to reading it

In the constant battle with interesting posts I see online and want to read but not now, when I discovered Instapaper I thought it was the answer – so easy to just add a post to my Instapaper so that … Continue reading

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Why I’m better at sprints than marathons – some thoughts about procrastination

At least one of the reasons for my procrastination is that I need a sense of urgency to get motivated to do certain tasks. A deadline gets my adrenaline going. The pressure of having to get something done by a … Continue reading

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So that’s what the “more” button does!!!

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Remember how excited I got when I discovered what Gallery posts are? Well, it turns out that there is more than one way of achieving the same objective, which means you don’t have to use a theme with the Gallery … Continue reading

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Trying to help isn’t always helpful

Sometimes the best thing you can do for a person is not to keep trying to help them, but to refer them to someone else who really can help.

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I was going to write something about staying focused but I got distracted

It was a comment on my previous post that got me thinking about this. I do sometimes long for the days of the typewriter, when I could sit down and type something without a zillion other things vying for my … Continue reading

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Why I don’t think I can computerise my to do list

had been wondering about this recently, as so far I haven’t really managed to create a system that works for me long-term – every now and again I’ve started a new notepad or something where I would jot down each … Continue reading

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Reasons why it’s easier to upset people online #37.4

not trying to cover all the reasons here, just one that I’ve just twigged about: we don’t see the other person’s face, so we don’t see how hurt they are. it’s the total opposite of those computer games where people … Continue reading