How I Came Up with So Much Ideas?! And How I Manage To Write Everyday

If you have been a regular reader of MiddleMe, you’ll realize that I published a post every workday from Monday to Friday and this led to some of my followers asking me “Why don’t I run out of ideas to write on?”

Sure, being a writer, I am no different than others, I do succumb to writer’s block. Sometimes for a long period of time. When that happens, I rely on my arsenal of ready articles. Meaning that I do have a pool of articles that are half written or in point forms that are ready for me to edit them into a full blog post.

On the other hand, I also have a list of titles that I jotted down on my Notes on my iPhone whenever an inspiration strikes so I don’t lose track of that idea, no matter how fleeting it might be.

Besides that, here is a list of things I do to make sure my ideas will never run out:

Read More

Don’t just stick to your favourite genres. Read widely to get inspired by different thoughts and opinions. You get to expose to different writing styles as well. Don’t just read paperbacks (although I love my old paperbacks), reading on the go on your mobile helps to squeeze more reading in when you are waiting for your turn at the supermarket cashier.

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Keep Up With Trends

Yes, I might be a freelancer stuck at home but that doesn’t give me the excuse not to know what is going on around me. And not just around me, my country but to be aware of what’s happening in the world as well as on the blogosphere and social media will provide you with enough writing materials.

Talk to People

I can’t travel as much when I was single. Travel is a great way to inspire someone and triggers lots of ideas. But you are mostly grounded like me, talking to people is a great way to inspire yourself. Don’t be shy, get out to talk to strangers if you have to. The writer in me always on a hunt for a good story even if it is a sob story.

But how can I time manage myself to write everyday?

As you know, I am a mother of an overly active little one-year-old girl, I volunteer writing, I write for a living and on top of all that, I do my housework chores and cook dinners every night. No helpers, no nannies and no maids.

So much to do, so little time! And I never sacrifice my daily naps, no matter how busy I am because I know it is an important key factor to keep ideas flowing is to have ample of rest. No point slugging out your writing if you are tired, you will lose your train of thoughts and you will end up feeling that your writing has become a chore instead of a pleasure.

That’s right. Writing is an art that you need to enjoy otherwise, you will sound bland and uninteresting. Nobody wants to read that from you!

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Some quick tips to manage your writing:

  • Note down any ideas on your mobile or a little notebook
  • Never think any ideas are too small or insignificant to explore
  • Draft your outline whenever you find time on your hands
  • Put aside at least an hour a day to write (great if you can set aside more time but don’t beat yourself around it if you can’t)
  • Write when you feel you are in a tip-top condition (if you’re a morning person, write in the morning. If you are a late night owl, maybe writing at night suits you more)
  • Write in between when you are resting (I love to squeeze in a line or two in between TV commercials)
  • Write in between your chores (another opportunity to squeeze in a paragraph when I’m waiting for laundry to be done or my fish to be steamed)
  • Collate all the writings to be edited at least once a week (it helps to let your ideas flow freely without worrying about spelling or grammar, you can always correct it later) or you can engage Freelance Manuscript Editors
  • Invest in a good phone with an excellent autocorrect (it save a lot of time) if you like writing on your phone like me

The golden rule is that you should never force your words out. If the article you are writing on is stuck, perhaps the idea just doesn’t resonate with you. Change the idea or drop it totally. The only way you can write freely and quickly if you feel passionate about the topic that you are writing.

I hope the above tips will help any Writers out there, whether you are a personal blogger or someone working on a piece for his client or trying to complete a manuscript for your new book.

Do you have a secret writing tip? Please do share with us!


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114 Comments Add yours

  1. These are excellent ideas. I have used my phone more than ever to write down ideas. I also love the point of reading more. I definitely can stand to do this more. Thanks for the points.

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    1. Kally says:

      You’re most welcome! You are very productive like me!

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  2. Shaniamatanji says:

    Great tips

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you and welcome to MiddleMe!

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      1. Shaniamatanji says:

        Thank you

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  3. Ismail says:

    Interesting read.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Ismail and welcome to MiddleMe!

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      1. Ismail says:

        Happy to be here and converse with your thoughts

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  4. Invisibly Me says:

    Tiredness is something I’m really struggling with at the moment due to insomnia, and you’re right, it definitely has a negative impact on thought & writing. Naps are so useful to staying refreshed. Great tips and ideas! 🙂

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much. Oh dear, insomnia is nasty, isn’t it? Try exercising and mediate, I find it really helps to clear my mind to give me a good sleep. Big hugs and take care!

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  5. indishe says:

    A pragmatic approach to let the juices flow

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you!! Hope that it helps you.

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  6. Nice! I always feel so inspired by people like you who CAN and DO write almost everyday, I really think its amazing. I also jolt down ideas on my phone :). I’ve been trying to post once a week and for the last month, I have successfully done it! I find it so hard to find time to write after working all day, preparing food, winding down and showering!

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    1. Kally says:

      Good for you that you succeed in posting once a week! You’ll get there, posting once a day, with persistence and perseverance!

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  7. Genya says:

    Great article. This is exactly what I needed to hear right now – thank you 🙂
    XO
    http://www.lifeofmissg.com

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your encouraging comments. Welcome to MiddleMe!

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  8. This is an excellent post, thank you for sharing all your brilliant tips for writing! I have a notebook by my writing desk where I write out all the ideas I have, and sketch out potential posts.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for sharing your ideas with us too! And welcome to MiddleMe!

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  9. What an interesting article you wrote! Nice to read.
    I always use my Galaxy phone to store ideas (by Google Keep).
    I write almost every day, but timemanagement is sometimes hard to handle.
    I like your blog very much.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your ideas as well. Yes, it is so hard to find time to write. Sometimes I think 24 hours is not enough!

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  10. Great ways to get ideas!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thanks a lot, Sarah!

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  11. Aixa says:

    Very impressive! You’re very organized and very creative.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for your encouragement, Aixa.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Britney! Heading over to your blog now!

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  12. Patty says:

    I still often forget to write down my ideas, but slowly getting the habit of it 🙂
    XxX

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    1. Kally says:

      I forget sometimes too. And I beat myself over it because ideas are precious little treasures.

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  13. Reblogging to sister site Success Inspirers World ☺

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    1. Kally says:

      Thanks for sharing this!

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  14. There are these days when we draw a blank. I find myself looking at all the ideas that blipped across my mind during times of inspiration. I keep them right beside me on my sketchpad.

    Thanks for sharing. You’ve added some good ideas.

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    1. Kally says:

      I have writer’s block too. Usually I try to get myself out of the block.

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  15. Life itself is an experience; different in some significant ways for each of US. Work {work when we did -pre-retirement} too even if we were in similar jobs and held similar positions was a uniquely OURS experience.

    So it is our memories of those times of trial and testing from which we draw upon reflections of our shared and learned experiences, our lessons to share.

    We so appreciate your sharing and wisdom my friend.

    May God Continue to guide and join our paths; Easter Blessings,
    Patrick

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom, Patrick. Always happy to have you here. Godspeed.

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  16. Great advice and admire your work ethic 💓

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much and welcome to MiddleMe!

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  17. This is an excellent account of how a writer, such as yourself as well as someone writing War and Peace every five years ought to act and perform.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for the comparison! Wow! I’m honored.

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  18. Hello there ❤

    I have nominated you for The Sunshine Blogger Award:
    http://discoveringyourhappiness.com/2018/04/03/the-sunshine-blogger-award-7/

    Thank you for bringing sunshine in my life 🙂
    Love your blog ❤

    Anita xo

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Anita! I’m so honored to be nominated. You’re awesome.

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      1. You’re welcome – Can’t wait to see your reply ❤

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Nice post 😊

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    1. Kally says:

      Thanks a lot!

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  20. I love these tips. It seems like to be successful, discipline and structure is necessary, which is so different from what people typically think of when they think of being a writer! I want to become better at writing every day, and adding structure to my schedule. I’d love to post more content every week, and I think your tips will help me get there!

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    1. Kally says:

      I do hope that my tips will help you as much as they have helped me. I actually wished I can post even more but I think Monday to Friday posts are plenty enough to keep everyone here occupied and sated. Lol.

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  21. Winnie says:

    Very informative, Kally! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Winnie. Glad you find it useful.

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      1. Winnie says:

        You’re welcome, Kally! 😊

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  22. Bea dM says:

    I like nothing is too small and insignificant, and putting aside an hour a day, though I disagree: you should beat yourself up if you don’t put in an hour a day! 🙂

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    1. Kally says:

      Haha. Bea, you’re so harsh on yourself! Big hugs.

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      1. Bea dM says:

        Nope. Look at where my blog’s at, haha!

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        1. Kally says:

          You are a winner!

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  23. hubbloggers says:

    nice one dear kally

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you and welcome to MiddleMe!

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  24. Hammad Rais says:

    Reblogged this on Blog of Hammad Rais and commented:
    Maintaining your blog/website on daily basis ain’t so easy. I remember the first 8 months of this very own blog of mine, when I suffered from writer’s block almost everyday and attracting new visitors was hard for me. Slowly and bit by bit, I started to learn about tricks and trade of blogging, which not only increased up my blogging skills (up to some extent) but also bought viewership from all over the world.

    And believe me, the likes and comments you receive on what you share with the world pumps up your blood like nothing else. The encouragement I receive on my posts (in the form of views, likes and comments) works like a daily dose of energy for me.

    So, if you are planning to start up your very own blog or if you already own one, check out these amazing simple tips from Kally about how to keep your blog up and running on daily basis with what you love to share with the world. New ideas and timely management can sure spice up your blogging experience and these superb tips from Kally are powerful enough to make that happen.

    Do check them out!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for sharing this out, Hammad and for the wonderful powerful introduction! Big hugs.

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      1. Hammad Rais says:

        This post by you is really helpful for not just the newbies but also for the oldies, so I did what I think was the right thing. Thank you so much for the hugs 🙂

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  25. Miriam says:

    These are wonderful ideas Kally. I agree with you on all of them. Happy blogging. May your well of words always be full 🙂

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    1. Kally says:

      Thanks a lot, Miriam and have a wonderful weekend!

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      1. Miriam says:

        You too Kally 🙂

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  26. msw blog says:

    These are wonderful ideas. I learned to write everyday through positive purging. You and your reaaders may enjoy these post
    https://reallifeofanmsw.com/2016/01/22/extra-extra-read-all-about-it/
    https://reallifeofanmsw.com/2017/03/20/positively-purging/

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for sharing your links with us!

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  27. Great points the phone is so handy for notes. When I travel I carry a largish notebook that I fill with jottings and quotes. They all get transcribed into a large Word doc where they wait their turn to be massaged (sometimes often) before being plucked out at random for blogging. As I too blog daily I’m quite sure these stories jump about yelling “pick me, pick me”.

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    1. Kally says:

      Haha. I know what you mean by the stories jumping out “pick me!”. I tried to carry a notebook but ending up leaving the book mostly at home so phone is the only way to go for me.

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  28. This is so inspiring!! I always keep in touch with trends in my niche, interact more with people both offline and online, their challenges and success always give me an idea to write about. I believe ideas are everywhere and can knock any time.

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    1. Kally says:

      Love your comment, Felix! And thank you for sharing your ideas with us too.

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  29. Thank you for the wonderful ideas! 🌷🌹🌷

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you and welcome to MiddleMe!!

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      1. I am so glad to be here. Interesting little known fact, my name is the same. Only spelled Kallie. Isn’t that a hoot?! 😁😁

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        1. Kally says:

          Wow!!! Like really WOW! That’s awesome, Kallie. Lovely name. Lol.

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  30. natuurfreak says:

    Denk dat het inderdaad de goeie manier is.

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  31. Thanks for this. Really insightful and educative.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you and welcome to MiddleMe!

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  32. myplace3187 says:

    I am a writer of Fiction books and a blog. I know how hard it is to write at times. I have an excuse my heart hates me at times. I try and write when I am able to. I write any time of the day which is because i am not able to work a regular job. I really enjoyed your Tips !! Keep them coming Middle Me !!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your contribution, James! Keep going and one day you’ll be an author of many best sellers.

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  33. Equipping says:

    Thanks for being a friend and following my blog; you are very kind.

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    1. Kally says:

      You are always welcome. Big hugs.

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      1. Equipping says:

        Thanks for your kindness.

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  34. masercot says:

    I agree with everything you posted. I also keep some essays “in the bank”, so to speak. I’ve posted every day for months now and sometimes the pressure to come up with something new is oppressive. I read the news, especially the science news, for ideas. What works best for me is to watch a television show that I’ve seen a million times. A few days ago, I got up five times during to write something…

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    1. Kally says:

      Wow! You got up 5 times?! I like to line up my articles so I know I’m always ahead with my schedule rather than the need to rush through my writings.

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      1. masercot says:

        You are definitely more organized than I am.

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        1. Kally says:

          Thanks! I try my best to be. Hehe!

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  35. Yes most of my concerns have to do when something is finally written how to market it out to the world.

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    1. Kally says:

      Do you mean an e-book or just on website?

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  36. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour ou bonsoir mon amie

    Je viens te faire le cadeau des plus précieux

    Celui du temps

    De rêver à de nouvelles idées

    De réfléchir aux anciennes

    Peu importe le temps que nous passons ensemble sur nos blogs

    Tu découvriras toujours de nouvelles dimensions

    Au travers du miroir et de ce lien celui de notre l’amitié

    L’amitié c’est aimer pour ce qu’elle est moi je le pense

    Non pour ce qu’elle fait

    En se sentant aimé

    On est capable de grandes choses, de s’accrocher , de réussir

    Belle journée ou soirée et belle semaine

    Bisous Bernard

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Bernard!

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  37. equinoxio21 says:

    A “secret” writing tip? Well.
    I write in my head. Particularly fiction. An idea for a story comes to mind. And I play with it. Bits and pieces arrange themselves. In my head. It may take days, months or years. And once the story is complete in my head, even including dialogues, I sit down to write.
    🙂

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    1. Kally says:

      Great tip! I can never write in my head, I get easily distracted and forget most of it.

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      1. equinoxio21 says:

        Works for some. You seem to have a great memory. Another solution is to write very short notes. Post-it size.

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        1. Kally says:

          The thing is that I often have too many clashing ideas. Maybe you me suggestion of notes will help.

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          1. equinoxio21 says:

            You have great ideas. I like the spirit of what you write to help people in the workplace. Not many share their experience. Now “clashing” ideas? It’s all right. Just write them on two separate pieces of paper and let it sit. While you do something else, your brain will sort things out.
            Have a nice sunday. (You guys are always – almost – a day ahead)

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          2. Kally says:

            That’s is one very useful advice. I will do just that. To write my ideas on 2 paper and let it sit awhile. Thank you so much. See! Sharing helps a lot. I always love a good exchange of ideas.

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          3. equinoxio21 says:

            So do I. 🙂
            Let me how it works out.
            Have a great week Kally.

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          4. Kally says:

            Tried yesterday and it works!! The only thing is that it’s hard for me to bring out a notebook when I’m out and about with the little one so I resort to using Notes app.

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          5. equinoxio21 says:

            Great! 🙂 Glad it works. And I do agree: carrying a notebook can be a bore. I have used the Notes app for some time. Then reverted to paper. easier to spread on the desk to look at. Like in a police series where they put everything on a wall and stare and stare until something clicks? 🙂
            Or post its. Perfect size. can even put a small pad in your pocket.
            Take care Kally.

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          6. Kally says:

            Thank you for sharing your advice. Appreciate it very much. Makes my life easier too.

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          7. equinoxio21 says:

            What are friends for? 😉

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          8. Kally says:

            Big hugs, my friend!!!

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  38. marblenecltr says:

    Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
    I have always enjoyed your well written essays presenting practical and sound information for success. Your ideas are very sensible and lack nonsense, so let me provide some I want to get rid of. I like your picture at the beginning of your posting (that is not nonsense), but I have just found out who has been eating my lemon pencils. I like the blueberries pencils myself. Is that nonsense or what?! Again, you do very good work.

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    1. Kally says:

      Hahahahaha… absolutely love your comment!!! The best one of today actually. Made me laugh so hard I fell off my chair. That aside, thank you for your encouragement and bringing laughter to my life.

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  39. Idara-abasi says:

    Great tips! I look forward to implementing them
    .

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much. I’m happy that you find the article useful.

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  40. Carrie R says:

    Great tips and advice. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  41. Reblogged this on Success Inspirers' World and commented:
    Do you often have writer’s block, gasping for what to write? Read this.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for sharing this out!

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      1. My pleasure, Kally. Keep doing great.

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