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Thursday: January 7, 2010

Daily Grind: Efficient

Name: Vin (aka jimmy three-teeth)
How Vin feels today: Efficient @ 3:10:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: Give myself a round of applause for writing various scripts that condensed a boatload of work into a smaller buoy-sized amount of work.

Music Stuck in Head: The Entertainer / Billy Joel
Mostly because the synth effect in the intro and outro of the song. Reminds me of Saturday morning cartoons every time.

Stuff to do today:

  • Read up on all the happenings from CES over in Las Vegas
  • Watch the Microsoft Keynote
  • Boy, was that ever boring
  • Find something more entertaining
  • This YouTube video will suffice for now
  • Wow, it's even got Reversi

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:10 PM | Tags (9) | billyjoel | boring | ces | dailygrind | efficient | glm | keynote | music | vegas |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Smashing Magazine would like you to know that classic blog posts are boring.Smashing Magazine would like you to know that classic blog posts are boring.

A lof of valid points in this writeup along with some great examples of web designers who are pushing the envelope in this area. I'm loving the deviation from their normal layout just to push the article's main concept.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:56 PM | Tags (7) | blogazine | blogs | boring | death | design | posts | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 30, 2007

Five demotivational tactics to keep your blog stagnant.

Are you a blogger? Do you have something to say? Below is a handy list that will outline how to keep your blog boring, uninteresting, and certainly not entertaining. Refer to it before hitting the submit button for new posts.

  1. Voice

    When writing a blog post keep in mind that nobody cares what you have to say. You are not important. Stop crying.

  2. Originality

    While you may think your post is fresh and original, chances are that someone has already posted the same blog post about that particular topic you wanted to write about. Give up.

  3. Writing skills

    Your blog writing is probably not as good as that other blogger, and less funny too. The truth hurts.

  4. Design

    Get a generic blog template that looks like everyone else (plus one for polka dots). This way people who happen to visit someone else's site will mistake it for yours.

  5. Circulation

    Don't update your blog, ever. And certainly don't keep an RSS feed of your scribblings either. You don't need the traffic, but you probably aren't getting traffic anyway.

Note: writing a blog post about demotivational methods is a healthy way to keep your blog fresh and exciting.

Posted to Verbose filed in Life @ 10:37 AM | Tags (4) | demotivation | blog | tactics | boring |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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