Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thank you, Billy Shakespeare

Disclaimer: The following disclaimer would probably not be defined as a disclaimer under normal circumstances... but this is my blog and I'll make up the rules around here.

Disclaimer: Please don't forget to check out the final thought of the post. To get there, you will need to read everything else -- it is physically impossible to just skip ahead, according to my team of Blog Quality Assurance Testers -- so I tried to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for you, my highly-intelligent (and very attractive, I might add) readers!

I always like spreadin' some blog love when I feel someone has contributed something which needs to be shared.

I did so the other day for Lindsey at The Write Words.

I've done it for Speaking from the Crib, Spilled Ink, Steph in the City....

Well, today I'm doing it for a Ducks-Out-Of-A-Row-love-getting-virgin (hmmmm, not quite as catchy as I had hoped...).

See, this morning I was perusing the blogs I follow and came across a wonderful, easy to use tutorial over at
I've Been Thinking. Lluvia tackles "How to Organize Your Google Reader" and it's good stuff for anyone looking to become more organized and efficient... Yours truly wishes to become more organized and efficient... It was the most natural hook-up since Romeo met Juliet!

As a note: I wonder how it worked out for those two kids. I never finished reading the story, but I'm sure it had a happy ending. I'll bet they went on to become pop stars...

As a thought: It just occurred to me that, if one was so inclined, he or she could prioritize it so Ducks is the first blog read. I'm not saying you have to do that or anything, but it's probably in your best interest to do so. Probably.

Anyhow, I just wanted to let the millions of Ducks readers out there know about Lluvia's post and recommend checking it out.

As we -- apparently I've taken to referring to myself as "we"... I should probably talk to my therapist about that -- like to say around here: "Mission Accomplished!" (I'm getting some real value from that banner I bought for cheap from the previous administration!!)

Final thought for the post: A duck by any other name would still smell like a duck... but we don't know it for sure because that IS what they are called!


  1. Organized?
    I think I'd break out in hives if I tried to get organized.

    Great tips though--for those who don't love and appreciate the chaos in their life like I do. ;)

  2. "Organized" is not my natural state... not even close, actually. I tend to be quite a bit "all over the place," which is why I need to work on it.

    I'd love to embrace my chaotic nature, but I'm not finding it to be very conducive to getting anything done.

    If you -- or anyone, really -- have any tips on how to be unorganized, yet still productive, my ears are open! :)

  3. Great Post! And a duck still smells like fish pee if you ask me, even if it is a duck.

    As to organized, no, I only do that twice a year, right before Thanksgiving and right before my birthday. Fall and spring. Whatever else happens in between, c'est la vie.

  4. Perhaps us writers tend to be a somewhat disorganized group as a whole? Maybe the personality traits that draw us to writing have some sort of "magnetic opposite pole" affect with regard to organization?


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