Tempus Fugit, or “Time Flies” in Latin, is a very appropriate thing to say now. Lately, I’ve been busy. Since getting back from a bowling tournament out of town (don’t ask what my scores were…), I’ve been busier than ever. In addition to blogging every day, I’ve had a bit less time on the computer, I’ve still got to finish the school year, and to top it all off I’ve been doing some freelance PHP work.
Now, I wouldn’t shaft my readers by putting Webmaster-Source on hold, if you’re afraid of that. Even if I had even less time than I do now, I wouldn’t stop posting here. (You can stop holding your breath now.) I’d just, as I’m doing now, put other, more personal, projects on hold. (At least school work will be out of the way once the summer comes.)
If you don’t mind my badly-formed XML, </preface>. Now that I’ve filled you in a bit, let’s get to the fun part..
I would like to know a little about your blogging habits, and time-saving techniques you use to get your online stuff done faster. (Then again, maybe I should just look at LifeHacker more often…) I think we can all benefit from sharing said information.
Here are some things I do:
- I use an RSS reader to check on numerous blogs every day. (It takes me about 20-30 minutes daily.)
- I keep a file of post ideas, in case I can’t think of anything else to write. I replenish the list whenever I have surplus inspiration.
- I use a GMail account to pull pretty much all of my active email accounts’ messages into one inbox.
- I write one post per day on Webmaster-Source, and I don’t really follow a regular schedule for the NTugo blogs. At this point, since I’m the primary writer, they mainly serve as outlets for my writings whenever I have something to say.
- I don’t go crazy with Twitter, tweeting like mad, and I use a desktop Twitter client instead of going over to Twitter.com whenever I have something to say.
- I make extensive use of my browser’s tabs. I started using tabs back when I was on dial-up, so I’ve taught myself to be fairly efficient using them.
Then again, maybe I have the same amount of time, and it’s just summer coming is making it seem like I have less time, because I want to be outside more than I did over the winter? Whatever the case is, I’m certain that things will clear up, and I’ll have more time to think-up new posts. (Interestingly, I spend more time looking for post ideas, then writing the actual posts, often.)
In the meantime, share your time-saving tricks, if you have any, and if you have anything you’d like me to cover here on Webmaster-Source, let me know.