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Ten tips for beginner bloggers

As I wrote in one of my previous blogs: regular blogging is a great way to improve your skill to focus. I have been doing it for over 8 years now and I love...
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Don't get too frustrated when you experience writer's block. It is not a problem but an opportunity. Your brain pulls the emergency brake and tells you to change things and try a different track....
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Curious about his work I recently started reading some books by the famous Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. Impressed by his writing I wanted to know more about the man. That is how I discovered...
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The Overstory is the best book I have read recently

Somehow I never really got around to reading books in recent years. Now I try to read fifteen minutes every day before going to bed. And on weekends or days off, I try to...
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This morning I read the best article I have read all year. A bizarre and fascinating story about extreme focus and dedication. The story about the mysterious letters of Mr. Kaor combines: plain silliness,...
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Where the Crawdads Sing – book review

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I picked up this book simply for the reason it has been in the New York Times Bestseller list for quite a while now. That made me...
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My Year of Rest and Relaxation – book review

My Year of Rest and Relaxation. I have to admit, the title is the main reason I picked it up. Wondering what it was about I started reading the summary on the back of...
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The unexpected benefits of starting a blog

One of the most fun ways to really train your ‘focus muscle’ is to start blogging. Because writing a blog requires you to stop and think. It forces you to take your time, sit...

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