I made a commitment back on 31st January 2022 that I was going to blog every day for 12 months. This blogging was to be done on this website and was entirely separate from blog posts that I might write for my law based websites such as BusinessAndLegal.ie or EmploymentRightsIreland.com. It was to be entirely… Continue reading Blogging every day for 12 months-how it’s going
I organise my working day in a regimented, structured fashion. It suits me and my personality. It also suits my profession. In the legal profession being able to manage yourself, your time, your files, calendar is an essential prerequisite. I use the Pomodoro technique to help me with my time allocation. This essentially means that… Continue reading Reordering and prioritising my Pomodoro work sessions
I listen to a lot of rap music nowadays, and have done for the last few years. I particularly like the grimy, trap type stuff from guys who have transitioned from selling drugs to selling rap records/downloads. One of the things I love about this type of music from guys like Polo G, Lil Baby,… Continue reading Lil Baby and Lil Durk-is comparison with Tolstoy and Dostoevsky that far-fetched?
I am listening to “The Brothers Karamazov” at the moment and there is a word that pops up in the novel with a great deal of frequency. It is a word that you will not hear much nowadays in normal, everyday conversation. In fact, you may not come across it at all. The word is… Continue reading One of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s favourite words?What does it mean?
Studies have found that writing notes by hand, if you are listening to a lecture for example, is better than taking notes by using a keyboard on your laptop. The reason for this is simple. As you are listening to the speaker you need, if you are writing by hand, to understand what the person… Continue reading Writing notes by hand versus keyboard-why writing by hand is better
If you are looking to write online for your business or your brand or any other reason you will need to avail of conversational writing. How do you do that? Write your first draft as if you are speaking to a friend. Don’t worry about punctuation. Write down what you would say. Short sentences. Short,… Continue reading Conversational writing-how to write conversationally
I have been a firm believer for a long time now in the idea that “writing is thinking”. And now that I have stumbled upon the Zettelaksten method of knowledge management I note that a central principle of this system is the idea that writing is thinking, and the writing of your own permanent notes… Continue reading Writing is thinking-Zettelkasten confirms what I have always believed
This practice of daily writing that I do needs to lead somewhere. There must be a point to it, and I guess the most important objective is the commitment and act of showing up every day and doing something on a repeated basis. But there is no point becoming a prolific, consistent, improved (if that… Continue reading This practice of daily writing
We were in Kinsale yesterday as we are in Cork for the long weekend-the new public holiday on Friday in recognition of the Covid 19 sacrifices made by people etc. Kinsale is a beautiful town and the Old Head of Kinsale is spectacular. But I was staring into the window of a second hand book… Continue reading Finding Woody Guthrie in Kinsale, #2
I have written a new blog post every day since I made that commitment on 31st January 2022. I promised myself that I would blog every day for 12 months. I used to always worry about what I would write about. But since I have made that commitment I just write something every day. Seth… Continue reading I never know what I am going to write