AppendixTips and Tricks of the Trade

Multitasking: When to Use It and When to Avoid It

It’s hard to avoid multitasking if, say, you’re waiting for an email reply, you’re instant messaging with a source, and you’re in the middle of a blog post. But if you’re writing a complicated piece, turn off the email notifier for a while, close that Facebook tab, and put your cell in the other room. Everyone’s different, but solid, constant concentration is often the way important things get done, well.

Seven Ways to Enhance Your Blogging Efficiency

More screen real estate: Numerous studies say that if you have a bigger screen, and preferably two (or maybe even three), you’ll be more productive. That’s because you don’t need to keep switching between ...

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