Sunday, October 10, 2010

Blog Turf Wars and Ten Things

Don't have a clue what the title means, but I like it. Been working at redesigning my own blog turf and thanks to Alex Cavanaugh (who blogs at or possibly Enid - we've been having some confusion over at the BBT Cafe, I finally made the artistic leap - lost the white ink and decluttered the background. I liked the old template but it really was too busy and distracted from my orts of wisdom. So, thanks Alex and/or Enid!

Got a bunch of goals for the week, relative to the blog. I need to add a gazillion blog and website links, for starters. Think I'll probably go back to the good old Rule of Ten - it's a great tool for writing down ideas, organizing the pantry, and developing a website.

The premise is simple: Do ten things. In this case, I'll add ten blog links and ten website links. When I'm done, the blog will be a better place. Tomorrow, I'll think of another ten things to do somewhere else - maybe on the blog, maybe contacting Indie Bookstores to beg them to carry Headwind. I visited many indies when I was back east in May and this will be the right time to follow up.

Ten Things. This trick can take the most onerous task and turn it into simple stuff.

Above photo is Fred the Emu - or possibly Fredrika - as I said, it's been kind of a confusing day.

 Question du Jour: What are your tricks for simplifying tough jobs?


  1. And what better day to do ten things than 10-10-10!

  2. Vicki, I hadn't even thought of that. Must be a harmonic convergence of some sort.

  3. You're welcome KK. I like the autumn photo. You can change it every season, hehe. How to simplify tough jobs? I write down all the tasks involved and put them in Outlook. So I can finish and tick off the small activiites.

    My Darcy Mutates

  4. Break them down into small chunks! Easier to tackle.

  5. Karen, it was all Enid - I just mis-answered an email. Blog looks great.
    Looking forward to your blogfest entry later today.

  6. Ready to take on the world this morning, Alex! Cup of coffee at the ready, strawberry crumpet in one hand, and tapping away at the keyboard with the other.

    Enid, you have been revealed as the genius behind the morphed blog. My thanks to you!

    L. Diane, You're spot on. Small chunks, tiny bites.

  7. I am a firm believer in the 15 minute rule. I even set a timer. Even the most overwelming task can be tackled in 15 minute blocks. You would be amazing at how much you can get done in such a short amount of time!

    However, the rule of ten sounds really good for organizing thoughts. I might have to try that.

  8. Yay! I'm glad I found you through Patricia, and that you found me! :)