Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Too Many Mediums

I am having a problem with blogging vs. Twitter. I keep having all these little thoughts which I think to twitter, but then I realize I have too much to say, and I should do a blog post instead. Which I never do unless I am seriously procrastinating (as I am now). Also, I suspect way more people read my twitters than my blog.

I have decided the solution is to do more short blog posts, so I can capture more ideas and feel less pressure to write essays. Or maybe try Tumblr. I see the point of it now.

In other news, I woke up early this morning and set aside several hours to work on research in a coffee shop. So far I have successfully cleaned out my inbox, discovered Luis von Ahn's blog, email-debated to a granularity of 1 degree the appropriate setting for the heat in our apartment with my roommate, and read several New York Times articles.

I think I'm going to have to implement some advisor-moderated deadlines so I'm scared into doing work.

10 comments:

  1. I just started playing around with Tumblr for that same reason (minus the twitter part because it's not my thing). beckmart.tumblr.com. The jury is still out.

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  2. your tumblr confuses me! it combines multiple data sources?

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  3. yes you need the fear of death or the like to motivate you. i know the feeling.

    o

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  4. I love your blog. MIT? tough school

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  5. ugh i know. i wish i could work without being stressed out! maybe this Flow book will help.

    @Marty, thanks!

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  6. Just out of curiosity, what temperature did you decide?

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  7. Tumblr is the best. Come join.

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  8. @Radha, no real consensus. I proclaimed 63 was my minimum until I get my space heater. He prefers 60.

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  9. found your blog via wholefoods, OMG strange. am new to twitter. Signed tweetless in seattle

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  10. Twitter, Tumblr and Blogging are simply addictive! Geez they sure help if you want to procrastinate in doing something you don't really like..haha

    Well anyway found you on Twitter and thought I could have time to click on the links on people's profiles..Great thing I did :)

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