Over the last few months I have written quite a few blog entries and articles for publication in various places. I really enjoy this work but I had started to find that using my “old” method of writing using notepad++ was becoming more difficult.
The reasons for this are many but I think it mainly came down to distractions. Last year I bought a new computer and it came with a humongous screen – well it seemed it to me anyway!
The trouble with such a screen is the number of windows that you can see at any one time. Windows with all sorts of colours, web pages with flashing adverts, new email alerts etc. And all this clutter kept drawing my eye and concentration away from what I was supposed to be doing.
I was lucky enough to find a solution to this and since I started using it my productivity has vastly improved.
The solution is simple and FREE! A program called “Dark Room”
It is a simple little program that turns the screen completely black and all you can see is the green letters coming from your inspired typing (hopefully). The program saves into a simple text file from where you can edit, format, add links etc.
I know it looks like using another program between you and your wordpress (or similar) blog, but it really does help me – why not give it a try.
It works on my XP Pro desktop machine and my Vista Business laptop – but please don’t come running back here if your machine self destructs!!
Here’s to your improved writing output!!