Musings of a Techie: 5 Ways To Use Technology To Help With Daily Writing

Musings of a Techie: 5 Ways To Use Technology To Help With Daily Writing

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  • Keep lists of ideas on your phone as you think of them during the day. (Yes, my list just suggested you use lists.)
  • Post to a daily blog. Medium is a nice blogging platform if you don’t already have a blog. It even has a mobile app so you can publish on the go. Posting publicly every day can give you the motivation to continue, especially as you start to be read by others.
  • Take photos on your phone of any thought provoking scenes you encounter throughout the day that could be used as a basis for a blog, article, or short story. (And no, a photo of your coffee at Starbucks doesn’t count.)
  • Record audio on your phone of yourself talking about your day, your feelings, or your ideas. (Best to do this in a quiet environment. Not in a library, though, ok?) Transcribe your recordings later in the day.
  • Read daily. This isn’t particularly related to technology per se, but the benefit of smartphones, tablets, and kindles is that you have access to a wealth of words that you can consume at any time, day or night. Exploring yourself to others’ creativity helps foster your own creativity.
  • So there you have it. Some fairly simple ideas to help you keep blogging daily with the use of technology.

    Dad first, etc second. Prefers writing about life instead of facing it. Occupied by unruly Nabokovian irritation & irrepressible Kafkaesque positivity. Working on his first novel.

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