To Bullet Journal or not…

Bullet Journalling seems to be flavour of the month, doesn’t it? Everywhere you look nowadays there are people expounding on the benefits of what its inventor calls the “analog system for the digital age.” Do we need such a thing? Is using a notebook and pen a better way to organise your life than an iPhone app? Let me first admit that I am a world class procrastinator. I can find more ways of not doing things than you can imagine in a month of lazy Sundays. Of course, there are deep, psychological reasons for my procrastination: lack of self-belief, fear of failure, pain and exhaustion from fibromyalgia and a bad back, laziness… But whether or not I have a valid excuse, the fact is that things slip. I am just about to start a new degree...

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Guilt-free procrastination

[tweetmeme source=”nettiewriter” http://www.URL.com] Now, we all know how much fun I have finding things I can use as aids to procrastination. I have been known to count the grains of salt on my chips rather than apply my bottom to the chair and get on with writing so when I heard of Pinterest, I wanted in. What fun I could have, trawling the interwebz, looking for cute puppies and fluffy kittens to add to my virtual pin boards. I could even organise all these cute pictures into separate boards: a board for puppies, one for kittens, a small, fluffy and cute collection – the hours I could envisage spending with my new hobby! And then the little Angel Nettie on my right shoulder cleared her throat and interrupted Devil Nettie’s flow. “You could...

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I’m Here, But I’m Also There.

[tweetmeme source=”nettiewriter” http://www.URL.com] I was invited by the lovely Anora at Books By Women to write a blog post and the results are here now. By the way, please ignore the picture. I sent the one I was using to learn about airbrushing in Photoshop instead of my usual avatar. It’s silly. But when you read the post, you’ll realise I’m silly too. [tweetmeme source=”nettiewriter” http://www.URL.com] The social media...

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[tweetmeme source=”nettiewriter” http://www.URL.com] I’ve been home from Italy for almost a week now and apart from spewing the few Italian words I know on twitter – bellissimo, pizza, due Peroni per favore – and shoving some pictures on flickr, I’ve been fairly quiet about my holiday. This is not due to some selfless desire not to rub everyone’s noses into the fact that I spent a week in the sunshine while they didn’t. Far from it. The truth is that since I came back I have felt…lethargic and disinclined to write anything beyond a tweet. I thought travelling to foreign climes, opening oneself up to fresh experiences and sampling a different way of life was supposed to energise one creatively? For me it’s had quite the opposite effect. Perhaps it...

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