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Monday, April 11, 2005

Getting Things Done in Blogging

David Allen's book Getting Things Done has helped many people become more efficient in their day to day lives. I though it might make sense to apply some of his principals to blogging.

One of Allen's primary thesis is that we have too many psychic post-it notes in our mind and that creates stress in our lives. Allens suggests that we get everything we are doing or plan to do on paper (or electronic media) - a to-do list for life. According to Allen, this act alone is one of the most important productivity principles a person can apply.

Applying this to blogging, one might make a list of all the things that he wants to blog about. When one of the topics comes in-focus in the blogosphere, blog about it right then. Alternatively on a day that you hit bloggers-block you can pick from your topic list.