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This Week in Blogs — April 13th

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This Week in Blogs — April 6th

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This Week in Blogs — March 30th

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This Week in Blogs — March 23rd

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This Week in Blogs — March 16th

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A discovery that wasn’t a surprise

I am part of the creative class. I write, take photos, produce videos — communicate for a living.

On an average day I multitask all day, work with multiple (short) deadlines, change topics and directions at a moment’s notice, and I do it without a pause (it often seems). I generate, and I produce, and I create, and I publish. And that’s on a normal day.

It’s not uncommon in my schedule to take lunch at my desk finishing a project, to work into the evening, to work on the weekend. And the harder I work, the more hours I spend at a desk and at the office, the less creative I become.

Creativity, for me, requires downtime. By actually leaving work at the office, leaving the office at a reasonable hour (every once in a while), enjoying activities that are silly or unstructured or just different, all of this actually improves my work product. It seems counter-intuitive, I know, but it works for me.

These days I take a break by grabbing my camera and going around to take random photos. Sometimes I’ll start to experiment with recipes, making everything from microwaved fudge to homemade sauces. Every once in a while I’ll find a corner without any technology and sketch (and I honestly can’t draw a straight line). If I do this enough I start to see my creative blocks unblock, and my work flows faster.

What works for you?

How to figure out ‘who’ vs. ‘whom’ – Grammar Girl video

Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips was one of the first podcasts I subscribed to and remains one of my favorites. Here’s a video I found recently, where Mignon Fogarty walks us through how to figure out when to use “whom” and when to use “who.”


A Ragan Communications video:

Do you sometimes stumble over when to use “who” and “whom”? Are you vexed by grammar questions? There’s an easy fix for that.

Check out the Ragan webcast for corporate and other writers with author, podcaster and writing authority Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl. She is joined by Ragan Communications Executive Editor and master stylist Rob Reinalda.

This clip is a preview of “Supercharge your content: Writing and editing essentials from Grammar Girl and Word Czar.”

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SOURCE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wiy7efyxAE

This Week in Blogs — March 9th

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This Week in Blogs — March 2nd

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This Week in Blogs, February 23rd

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