(Anti) Social-Lists 11/9/08

I have quite a few links for you today. I’m not sure why I have more than usual – perhaps I’ve been spending too much time surfing. Topics include; life balance, why you shouldn’t clean, how to get more blog comments, and interview with Mark Hayward, listening to music while working, and photos of election day. Enjoy!

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  1. says

    Hi Kim – thanks for the great resources. Dave Fowler’s post has a great title. And I loved the one about listening to music.

    If I’m writing, I can’t listen to music because I have to speak the words in my head. So if the music has words, I’m being interrupted by the same sort of noise. For doing the ironing music rules thougj.

  2. Kim Woodbridge says

    @Ron – So, can you listen to music while working? For me it depends on the type of work. Like Cath below, I can’t listen to music while writing.

    Sommer was SO sad that her son was obsessed with toys. She did a great job with the video.

    And I now know you also read Dave Fowler’s article and thought it was very funny ;-)

    @Cath – You iron? Wow! I have an iron but I don’t use it. At my day job I have a lot of mindless tasks that I can listen to music to but like you, I can’t listen while writing.

    @Ajith – Is Sunday a bad day for reading? Do you think the lists should be shorter and more focused? I like to throw a little bit of everything in so there’s something for everyone.

  3. says

    It really depends on what I’m doing. If I’m doing something that requires me to concentrate, I can usually listen to instrumental music or maybe music with words turned down just so its in the background. If I’m basically doing busy work or something that requires minimal attention, I’ll usually just go nuts. Podcasts are really where it gets tricky. I usually can’t be doing much of anything for me to be able to listen to a podcast. Otherwise I have a word jumble in my brain.

    Ron Obvious’s last blog post – Charlie Chaplin made this speech in ‘The Great…

  4. says

    Thanks for the link love Kim and you have some interesting stuff here for me to check out. I haven’t been to Dave’s site this week (or many others truth be told – I’m the opposite of you right now. Almost no surfing), but any article that tells me to clean less is okay by me. I despise cleaning. Truly despise it. I swear until I became a mom I was the most undomesticated woman on the planet. Seriously need to get rich and have a cleaner/housekeeper.

    As for music while I work. I love my tunes, but I need silence when copy writing. Blog posts are a bit different – noise is no problem. When planning a scene for my novel I need quiet, but when I am writing I can get so in the zone that a bomb could g off and I’d still be writing. So, I agree, it depends.

    Have a good weekend.

    Kelly :)

  5. Kim Woodbridge says

    @Ron/Jim – Oh, yeah. Podcasts are another matter entirely. I can’t get anything done when I listen to them. They are best when commuting but I have one of the world’s shortest commutes unless I decide to walk.

    @Kelly – Hi Well, you can be sure that Dave’s article is very funny ;-) Cleaning is not my thing at all. One of my goals in trying to earn more money is to have someone else come in and do it for me. I like things to be clean – I just don’t want to be bothered.

    @Pizza – Thanks for visiting and for commenting. I’m glad you found some of the sites useful.

    @Wesley – Ironically enough, right after this article was posted Chris Brogan changed his avatar ;-) Oh – I forgot to mention that I’m glad you got a gravatar.

  6. says

    of course i had to read the should we listen to music while we work. my answer is yes. i listen to music to almost everything….sometimes though i can be in deep thought while music is on and tune it out…not hear a thing.

    great links kim!

  7. Kim Woodbridge says

    Hi Natural – I’m glad you liked the links :-) I can only tune everything out and not hear a thing when small children are screaming “Mommy” ;-)


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