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Friday, December 6, 2013

How I Go About Blogging - The Secret of the "In Between Times"

We all have it. The moments in time where one has 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 15 minutes away from distractions. On the crapper, in the shower, commuting to work, standing in line, ordering lunch and all the other time killers - this is what I refer to as the "In Between Times". This is when I write nearly all of my blogs posts.

Alright, I don't literally write them then, but I brain storm them, set them up, lay them out and pretty much know where I'm going with it. This way, when I sit down at the computer, the hard work is already done. Five to ten minutes later, it's typed up and hopefully proof-read and I'm posting it up.

Does it always work that way? Hell no. There are times I just sit, looking at the computer screen and go "Fuck me!" Then I walk away.

That being said, my mind is usually mulling something ;)


15 comments:

  1. 99% of everything I write comes from the shower..I write most posts ahead and let bogger hold them as drafts..then post them fast on breaks from work. It has been working for me

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  2. Your output is freaking amazing, I really don't know how you do it... even if we all know your secret now!

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  3. I used to carry around what I called my +5 Book of Pretentousness, so that I could write down thoughts that I had in those in-between times. I should have carried that in college - I've never been chatted up by more women . . .

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  4. I still read your blog on almost a daily basis. Your output is amazing and your insights and humor are appreciated!

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    1. Padre - good to here from you. Your presence is missed :)

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  5. I think of my brain like a stove. I have a couple front burners, a couple back burners, an oven, and a warming pan. Different projects take up different spaces there...

    Thanks for your blog! Over time I have gotten lots of lovely prizes for reading, but that pales next to the neat content you post. So, thanks and keep up the good work.

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  6. I find the Tavern to be essential reading.

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  7. Erik, please label your posts so we can know where you wrote them and run statistics about it. :)

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    1. I have been told i'm "full of shit" ;0

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  9. You said it Tim!

    I mean, I've heard of reading on the crapper -- hell, I do it!

    But blogging on the crapper?

    Erik! You take your laptop into the "throne room!?" Or does the "throne room" have its own desktop?

    Hehehehehehehehe!

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    1. blogging is a state of mind - and my mind is often in the crapper

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  10. Hopefully proof read indeed!

    Time is extra limited commodity especially close to the holidays. I get mine written up during these down times but it's the proofreading and editing that takes an hour or more before I'm satisfied. As such I have far too many draft picking up dust.

    Seriously though, I'm envious of your output and your Kickstarter watch is invaluable.

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