Faster is Not Better, It’s Just Crappier

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I was reading a post today by a man selling a new book on using your mind and developing super awareness. There’s an irony headed your way. Can you tell? As I read each paragraph, all was well. I was learning about various ways I could improve my mind and increase productivity. I learned that most of us are just mental slobs, barely slogging our way through life, mostly unconscious and missing everything. But I also learned that this is OK. We can change! We have the power to become super aware and this book details it all in detailed detailing with extra detail. Well, I can tell you I was getting a little excited at this point. I was thinking, yeah, bring this book on! I think I’ll buy that. I need super awareness yesterday. I think I’ll get the wallet out. And then… Bang! I hit a sentence that made […]

The Ultimate Writing Tool for Bloggers

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Scrivener Helps You Pull It All Together Ever wondered how in blazes you capture, organize and store all your ideas for blog posts so you always have access to them and can quickly find them and start writing? And secondarily, but perhaps even more importantly, do you pine for a program that works with you instead of fighting you every step of the way as you attempt the sometimes hideously challenging work of writing useful and interesting blog posts? These questions have plagued me for many years. In the beginning, and for a long time thereafter, I struggled to manage my ideas and my written words. I wrote ideas on scraps of paper, tried bookmarking links on Delicious to jog my memory and save reference material for later, created multiple text documents in TextEdit and stored these in folders, emailed myself ideas and partial drafts, and tried many far more arcane and […]