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The Productivity Thread

  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Post something productive you have just done.

    Or.

    Post something productive you intend to do before your day ends.

    The productive item(s) mentioned can range anywhere from the mundane to the awesome.

    For example my planned productivity for the day includes:

    Getting out of bed (I already got that one done).
    Food shopping trip and needed housework.
    Updating a certain 11 Hubs!

    1. snakeslane profile image82
      snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Do I have to?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes.

        1. snakeslane profile image82
          snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Does lunch count?

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Only if you, yourself, made it. lol

            1. Preethi Anusha profile image90
              Preethi Anushaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              good one  wink

    2. LauraVerderber profile image86
      LauraVerderberposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I wrote a lot rough draft hubs. I always have so many ideas but I have a hard time sticking on them long enough to actually finish writing them. I'll publish about 2 - 3 hubs a month but I'll add 10 in the works. Does anyone else do that? Also, I took a risky step in November. I decided to start my first website, http://www.lolsnake.com. I came reading from other Hubbers that they get to keep all their ad revenue from their blogging sites so that thought stuck in my mind. I went with paid hosting and I have no ads on there yet so really it's actually costing me money right now!

      1. DreamerMeg profile image88
        DreamerMegposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Love those snake and lizard pics!

    3. WannaB Writer profile image93
      WannaB Writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I  got up, fixed and ate breakfast and have updated a snoozing hub. I plan to evaluate some other snoozers to see if they are ready to save. I need to finish promoting some Zazzle products for others in a cross promotion group, answer a customer inquiry, and write a couple of blog posts.

      Somewhere in the midst of this I need to figure out what we will eat for lunch and get it fixed.

      If that doesn't keep me busy enough, I need to exercise by pulling out some more bull thistle plants before they take over.

    4. MissJamieD profile image80
      MissJamieDposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I wrote a hub today and now I'm making cookies, doing laundry, going to make my bed and get my room all romantic for me and my man:)

  2. Ms Dee profile image87
    Ms Deeposted 4 years ago

    Good Morning, paradigmsearch! I'm going to eat breakfast and clean my bathroom. smile

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    I'm going to shower, accompany my husband to the grocery store, hopefully get some writing done, and play cards with friends.  big_smile

  4. GiblinGirl profile image86
    GiblinGirlposted 4 years ago

    I just logged 4.5 miles on my treadmill.  Other plans for the day include getting a massage and going to church.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Pesky errands done. Home for the weekend.

    For the first time in over a decade (I think), I gave a dollar to a panhandler. Having been there (and am still there), I know how it is. The bad news is that it will only be 1 or 2 dollars a month.

  6. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 4 years ago

    Not the most exciting day planned for me...  BUT, I will be looking in my new Cooking Light cookbook for a healthy, yummy dinner for the fam.  Then, I will be going to the grocery store.  I will squeeze in a quick trip to the gym.  I'll make dinner.  And finally, I'll finish the hub I started in the middle of the stinkin' night last night.

  7. Reality Bytes profile image94
    Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago

    Just finished closing a $3000.oo transaction!  Wish some of it was mine!

  8. Mark Ewbie profile image81
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    I have written two hubs, one of which has been pulled by the moderators.

    Um.

    1. wordscribe43 profile image93
      wordscribe43posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What did you do NOW, Mark?  lol

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image81
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Oh.. just a little reference or several to self abuse.  Hardly anything at all really.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Warning! This is extremely anti-productivity:

    "Google's 'I'm Feeling Lucky' Button Has a Cool New Trick"

    Hover over it. And that's all I have to say.

  10. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    NEW RULE! big_smile

    If you say on this thread that you are going to do something, and then you don't do it; you have to come back here and fess up to your unmitigated failure to perform as promised.

    Example: I said I was going to update 11 hubs. I've decided to hold off until I see how google digests my previous updates.

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    I played the Google game.  It's cute!

    BTW, I'm feelling stellar! wink

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Same here. I'm getting things done every day.

  12. Mark Ewbie profile image81
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    My page got republished.

    In response to their email about Dupe content I replied...

    No. It isn't.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      HAHAHA!

      Best way is always short and sweet.

      big_smile

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image81
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What's also bizarre is my score is the highest it's been for a while.  If I can just get that Purveyor of Filth Accolade...

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          Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Keep working on it, man.  I have total faith in you.  smile  And since I'm married, you'll have to take the HJ.  I can't really offer more than that in good conscience.

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image81
            Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Hahaha - you get me most times Motown - but that was a beauty.

            smile

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              Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              smile

              1. paradigmsearch profile image89
                paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Check.

  13. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    It's amazing what not having cable TV can do for a person. I'm getting work done just out of sheer boredom.

  14. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Alas, temporary lethargy has set it. Eating something to try and get some energy.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Don't eat hot pockets- they're to blame. Today, I have taken my dog for a very, very long walk and I plan to complete 3,000 words (for a client) before I eat my dinner this evening.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I suspect you're right about the Hot Pockets.

        My sporadic office re org continues.

      2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Done, dusted but will proof tomorrow and then shrug my shoulders at the nonsense I've allegedly penned. lol

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Congrats on that client contract, btw!

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
            Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you, but been working with him on and off for a couple of years, he's a pain in the ass, but pays well and keeps the wolves from the door. smile

  15. MelissaBarrett profile image62
    MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago

    I plan on incubating a child.

    I plan on hoping the child decides that he needs no further incubation... in which case I plan on pushing a child out.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It's a cold, cruel world out there. Be gentle...

      When's the due date?

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image62
        MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        September 3rd.

        And it may be cold and cruel out there but it's warm and fuzzy in our house smile

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          After baby's born YOU must have nice cold beer. Tis imperative and something to look forward to, as well as the cute new addition to the family. smile

          1. MelissaBarrett profile image62
            MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            ROFLMAO... not for another year to year and a half after he get's here. 

            I may be done as an incubator soon but I'll be the refrigerator/restaurant for a bit longer.

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
              Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I kinda knew that would be the case:) But nice cold beer is something to aim for in the next 18 months. In addition to crawling, walking, sleeping through and saying mama, of course. smile

        2. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          ONE WEEK!

          We should set up a special thread for this.

          Tell the hospital you will need a wireless laptop.

          1. MelissaBarrett profile image62
            MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            *grins*  This certainly doesn't need to be an internet event smile  But I plan on posting... and yes the hospital has free wi-fi.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image89
              paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              You can give us minute-by-minute reports. And we'll ask HP to podcast it. big_smile

              1. paradigmsearch profile image89
                paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Unless, of course, you kind of happen to be a little busy... big_smile big_smile big_smile

  16. mts1098 profile image83
    mts1098posted 4 years ago

    Got my food shopping done this morning then I cutjmy lawn...next up is a few beers and a bison burger in the man cave wink

  17. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago

    am done cooking (late lunch) and will take a walk later

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    gautams1posted 4 years ago

    I am going to clean up the house.

  19. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Well, well. The earthquakes perked me up enough to do a load of laundry. Another chore done.

  20. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 4 years ago

    I have laundry hanging outside that needs folding lol but I want to just lounge n tan, read smile tongue

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You go, Girl! big_smile

  21. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    Oh boy, I put the bagged salad in a bowl, and poured on the pre-made Italian dressing. So I think I made it, ya pretty sure. Oh yes I definitely made it because I added sliced avacado ( which I sliced).

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You are officially a fellow-worthy of this thread. big_smile

      1. snakeslane profile image82
        snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Whew!

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          lol

  22. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago

    am watching TV, rest after walking and cleaning the kitchen

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Those ongoing earthquakes got me so active and productive that I am tuckered out.

  23. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    What to do today...

  24. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Hark! Three hubs major tweaked.

  25. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations!
    Wondering if you are writing, or have written a Hub about living in an active earthquake zone?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That is not a bad idea. smile

  26. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Another 2 hubs greatly massaged. I even gave one of them a happy ending.

  27. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago
  28. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 4 years ago

    yes, got my laundry indoors tongue surprisingly, very few bugs smile awesome, fall is definitely on it's way. Laundry smells just, 'sigh', wonderful but got a tad chilly for tanning n lounging outside, but tomorrow is a new day! (new day) well, got called to work tongue forgot twas Monday lol

  29. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    I stayed up till 3AM editing a report for a client, believing my "hard" deadline was this morning.
    Just as I was heading out the door to attend a meeting with same client on a different project, I received an email. "Oh, btw, here are some more edits that just came in from a reviewer. Can you incorporate them?"
    If someone's gonna blow a deadline, I love it when it's not moi.
    Think there may be a nap in my near future.
    zzzzzzzzzzz.

  30. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago

    Productive: managed to get my nephew's school schedule changed today so he was not short a class and leaving school each day on an early dismissal! (1:00 instead of 3:00 pm)

    1. snakeslane profile image82
      snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      +1

      I bought paint (on sale) for home improvements, brushes too. Got a nice purple for my garden bench. The rest is dark stain for garden shed and new siding, maybe deck and  front steps if weather cooperates. Oh, and some white primer for patch up (exterior). tongue

      1. Denise Handlon profile image87
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        smile

  31. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Today's ZZZ adventure had me banging away at the computer so much, that I'm sore from sitting so long. More of the same tomorrow.

  32. urmilashukla23 profile image81
    urmilashukla23posted 4 years ago

    I am watching movie.

  33. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    I just spent the evening teaching my university course on Serial Killers as Heroes in Popular Culture.  Earlier, I sopped up a messy floor after my washing machine hose broke.  Oh yeah - I made tuna salad.  Guess I should put that in the thread about eating.

  34. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 4 years ago

    Finally put the last of the stuff away that had been left over (and yet to be put away) from my little trip away for my daughter's wedding.   Today was productive in a less-than-routine way.  The four days before today were just plain not productive - but really nice!  Life returns to "same old" tomorrow.

  35. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    The productivity contract I am making with myself for today is:

    A. To combine 4 of my hubs that were ZZZ'd into one completely new hub.

    B. To get that new hub published and live BEFORE the new pending-algos become operational.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The only thing I'm concerned about is that a couple of hubs are going to put on idle which are seasonal hubs and don't necessarily need updating. They just haven't yet approached the season in which they will receive traffic.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Do some minor text tweaks and add a new pic each?

        I'm happy to say I fulfilled my day's contract with myself. New hub finished and published!

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          smile

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Now I'm trying to think of a suitable reward for myself. big_smile

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
              Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              A beer, lemon meringue pie, a cigarette? big_smile

              1. paradigmsearch profile image89
                paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Now there's an excellent combination... big_smile

  36. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    I tweaked a few snoozers, and left a few unindexed (they deserve to be unindexed).  I don't want to update hubs that are not ultimately going to add value, so I may unpublish the remaining snoozers, and even a few of the ones that I tweaked.  My goal is to support what the site is doing here.

    BTW - I agree with your advice to do some minor edits to seasonal hubs (I hope I can remember to do that when the time comes!).  That will put them back into the system, and Google will pick them up again.

  37. urmilashukla23 profile image81
    urmilashukla23posted 4 years ago

    Cleaning my garage.

  38. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Transferred one of my ZZZ hubs to my blog. Hope springs eternal...

  39. urmilashukla23 profile image81
    urmilashukla23posted 4 years ago

    Popping popcorn.

  40. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Washed car.

    Major yard work done.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      smile

  41. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago

    Edited some hubs...finished writing a play...did laundry.  smile

  42. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Updated 12 hubs. Self Z'd 3 others.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      As of today not much, chilling a bit. Yesterday I updated 3 hubs which needed to be updated because of Zzzz, but also ended up updating a few more. Today, I'm going to start new hub.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I'm busily doing more hub updates.

        Doing bunch of business-of-living errands.

  43. urmilashukla23 profile image81
    urmilashukla23posted 4 years ago

    Went to pickup my daughter. Car`s battery went dead. Called AAA, came and fixed it. Just got back home. Time to cook.

  44. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Today is slob day for me. I will absolutely, categorically not do one lick of work today.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I experimented boiling an egg and reading the comment in another thread stopped doing it. I used the old method and enjoyed my egg with tomato. smile
      Done folding some clothes !!

  45. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    I updated the two sleeper ones...and waiting to see. of course,they won't get much attention on a long Holiday weekend.

  46. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Brought in the trash can, another tough day at the office...

  47. urmilashukla23 profile image81
    urmilashukla23posted 4 years ago

    It was so hot here. Got lazy, Rested most of the time. (besides cooking and cleaning)

  48. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    Today I sanded and painted garden bench, about 1/3 done. Visited old lady down the street (rode my bike) to talk about babysitting her cat when she goes away next week. Pulled some weeds in her garden. It was a lovely end of summer day.

  49. watergeek profile image92
    watergeekposted 4 years ago

    Finished up and posted the last hub for the month and did my laundry.

  50. Hollie Thomas profile image61
    Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago

    Done and dusted new hub, now in pending mode/

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I want to be productive today. I just haven't figured out how or what yet.

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Do you have market samurai?

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          No, should I work up the inspiration and energy to do that?

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
            Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I never understood this whole keyword research thing. Now have market samurai, and I tell ya, it really helps. You can fling in ideas, and, the feedback is whether it's worth it or not.  You have no idea how many dud ideas I have had previously, not made a dime. Now my time is a bit more focused and more likely to see some rewards.

 
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