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Just breathe...

Just breathe...

I know the holidays are hectic for most folks, and I suppose they are for me as well. Still, I like having more time in the morning to drink my coffee and peruse my Google Reader feed. (I actually hate Google's aesthetic, so I use the Reeder client for Mac, which I highly recommend.)

Ahhhh.

In any case, this morning I found this surprisingly useful article by Matthew May about three simple ways to quiet the mind: Meditation, pulsing, and daydream walks. I kind of know about all three techniques, but I don't practice any that well. His article is a good, short read for anyone overwhelmed by holiday planning, or for anyone who like me is trying to meet 2013 with a more healthy frame of mind. Worth a few minutes of your time. 

A blog post about a blog post about blogging.

A blog post about a blog post about blogging.

These days it's hard for me to take seriously a blog post about blogging, particularly one that contends that we must take blogging seriously. Haven't we crossed that bridge about, oh, five years ago? I find it hard to believe that anyone who reads blogs doesn't understand the value of blogging. 

Still, the factoid about Twitter content versus consumption is interesting: Yahoo Research found that 50% of Twitter content is generated by .05% of users. Sounds like our old friend the Pareto Principle again. 

I do agree with Dorie Clark's point that writing helps one clarify ideas. Whether it also helps one demonstrate expertise is another matter entirely! I'll let you be the judge.

Happy Saturday.