Dear Web Writer,
Ever feel like you’re in over your head with writing-to-do lists?
I’ve been there a LOT over the past three years. It’s where you’re overwhelmed by the opportunities, the projects, the ideas … the sheer POSSIBILITIES that come hand-in-hand with this career …
So you wind up getting nothing done.
I’ve tried the Gene Schwartz technique of working in 33-minute super-bursts. That’s where you set your timer for 33.33 minutes and focus on a single task and nothing else. When the timer dings, you take a short break and then put in another 33.33 minutes on a different project.
That technique is effective when I’m under major pressure to meet a deadline and have to pull out all the stops.
But I’ve never been able to make that technique work on a regular day when there’s a lot on my plate but no looming deadline.
Thank heavens, there’s something else out there to fill the void. It’s called Toggl.