If you are reading this, it's possible I am completely distracting you from something.
Stop it right now.
Still with me?
Good for you!
So, I've been thinking about distractions lately and how easy it is (hang on I just got a text...................hehehehe)......................to get completely distracted from what it is your doing (ooh, Facebook notification!)
I thought it was time to put together a list (yay! A new Twitter follower!) of the ways that you can prevent those pesty distractions (whoops, phone call.........) from getting your work done.
So I found this site and I thought it would be a wonderful tool for those of us that don't get too distracted by the internet (so wouldn't just minimize the site and play around) and just want a blank space to write in. You visit the site and you immediately see that it's a black page with lime green text and a very miminalist info related screen. Very cool.
The nice thing is when you're done you can download it as a text file to upload elsewhere.
Check it out here - http://darkcopy.com/
One Page A Day
This site is great because all it asks for is one page. One page a day. (Hey, we can all manage that.) And it actually sends you reminders!
All kinds of awesome-ness.
Here's the link - http://www.onepageperday.com/
Log in with your Google Account and you will find your first page ready for you. And it appears like a basic type writer page, so again...very little distractions.
Okay, time to get serious. Seriously.
This is the site you will want to use if you really, really need some help. This will actually block sites distracting sites and it isn't anything you have to download and it runs with every browser you like to use.
And you can add sites to it.
Check it out. Now: http://www.focalfilter.com/
You know you have a problem and it's time to do something about it.
Write or Die
Here's where it gets a little scary. How about having a program that will actually delete your work if you don't keep it up.
I know, that would get me writing too. Yikes.
You will give it a timer, and let it know whether you want the software to be strict or laid back.
Check it out here -
How about this - disabling those pesty sites like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Hotmail, Wikipedia, for however long you need it to and it even punishes you if you try to remove the software (you will be blocked for a week if you try.)
Yes, my distracted writers - we have Cold Turkey.
If you download this, you will not regret it. And if you do...here's a site on how to remove that software:
Now...back to Facebook...er, I mean writing! Writing, of course. Ha ha...writing....ooh a funny cat video!