How do you overcome procrastination?
To overcome procrastination, I do a whole lot of timeboxing. Timeboxing is where you set a timer for a certain amount of time and stay focused on the dreaded task until the timer goes off. My favorite desktop timer is called Timebar; I sang its praises in my interview for The Setup.
Super useful. Timebar is perfect.
La honestidad es un regalo caro, no la esperes de gente barata.
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
We Ivorians, we had this abscess, a sickness, but we had no way to lance it to get better. It couldn’t have been done by anyone else. Only Drogba. He’s the one who has cured us of this war.
Yo shoes is your car if you ain’t got one.
A weird thing happened a few weeks ago when I changed the domain for this blog from weon.tumblr.com to Chilemo.net. My Google Alert on my name (“Pablo Manriquez”) lit up with links from many years ago. Other Google Alerts came alive as well, alerts on search terms of places I’ve been and places I’ve worked that I’ve blogged about here. All morning the day after I changed my domain old friends and colleague texted me to see what was up. All I could say was I changed my domain and Google Alerts noticed.
Still I found it weird that Google Alerts never recognized weon.tumblr.com as having this content same content. Most of the posts on the Alert were from 2009-2012. Having a custom domain changed the way the algorithm evaluated my blog.
The lesson: If you want your Tumblr blog to get noticed via Google Alerts (and I assume many topical or newsy Tumblr blogs do), make sure it has a custom domain.