There is a new site called Productivity Zen that launched on Monday (1 October) which carries links to a set of popular posts on Productivity themed blogs.
You have so many interests, but so little timeâ€¦ 1,000 new blogs are created every secondâ€¦ how do you stay on top of your key interests? Visit any one of the blog communities powered by SocialRank and youâ€™ll immediately discover the top stories – and ONLY the top stories. Youâ€™ll get better content and learn more – in less time.
In the bigger picture, the internet is growing really quickly. There are many voices on the internet, and we need an easy and fair way to identify the top voices, and help you rapidly discover them.
There are currently just a handful of topics covered, with more on the way. I am very excited to have been included on the list of “Top Productivity Blogs” for content, as voted on by a peer-group. This is how the Social Rank team generates an initial list:
We invite a few select bloggers in each niche to participate in a â€˜nomination phaseâ€™. These key bloggers nominate other blogs in their niche that they feel provide great content and should be indexed by SocialRank.
From a list of around 20 key bloggers in each field, we use a peer review system to identify the top 100 blogs for every niche.
The SocialRank algorithm does the rest. Based on this initial â€™seedingâ€™ – it will now study the blogs within that niche area and identify the hottest stories each day.
For the Productivity-minded, here is a sample of what you can find there today:
After 7 years of marriage I can honestly say that I would do it again. Iâ€™d marry the same woman without changing a thing. Well, maybe we would have spent our money a little more conservatively but as far as the theâ€¦
Probably the biggest issue with workplace meetings is their length. Almost always, meetings take longer than is necessary. This is particularly true for those daily keep-us-up-to-date meetings.You could try killingâ€¦
You can definitely take advantage of prices by buying bulk, but donâ€™t let the deals lead you to buy things that you otherwise would not purchase, cannot physically consume before the expiration date, or have toâ€¦
Breaking down human behavior into rules might seem like a gross simplification. But even with the complexities, it is easy to fall into the same mistakes. Iâ€™d argue that many heated fights, lost sales and brokenâ€¦
Covered By: librarystories.blogspot.com
This may seem trivial and not even worth mentioning, but I think it is important. Your performance is related to how comfortable you are with your tools. Even if you spend most of your time on the computer, a goodâ€¦
The inspiration for this series of articles comes from Jens Poder at KnowledgeCraft blog, where he discusses using Toyotaâ€™s LEAN methodology to introduce some new features into his GTD practice. Over the course of theâ€¦
Photo by Iadnlins Every Tuesday is Finance & Family Day at Zen Habits.Iâ€™m only now learning habits that I wish I had when I was entering adulthood. I think Iâ€™m not alone here, but if I had these habits when I wasâ€¦
Did you know that 50% of your memory ability is determined by your genetics?Before you start feeling like you are doomed, remember that you have the power to affect the other 50% of your ability by practicing some smartâ€¦
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One of the most insidious pressures on tech-savvy people these days is the seemingly constant pressure to provide quick, top-quality computer and web support â€” to our families. If you happen to do web design, systemâ€¦
10. Just Do It!
When I started studying self-improvement I often thought about a few of the little catchphrases I have heard throughout life. I thought about well, how kinda stupid they were. How self-help catchphrases like â€œJust beâ€¦
Weâ€™ve looked at some of the common myths about home-based web work in the past – the ones about us all being naked, or getting lonely. But thereâ€™s another set of myths that is even more pernicious: the ones that canâ€¦
Adobeâ€™s acquisition of Virtual Ubiquity, announced today, and Microsoftâ€™s unveiling of Office Live Workspace bring yet more attention to online office apps. Whether online alternatives will entirely replaceâ€¦
When I hear people my age (35+) rip the younger generation I usually keep my mouth shut. But I have something I need to say, so this is my public response to the people who think there is something wrong with youngâ€¦
Hereâ€™s how to improve your fortuneAre you one of those people who are always suffering setbacks? Does little ever seem to go right for you? Are you dogged by constant instances of sheer bad luck? Do you sometimes feelâ€¦
Yeah, I dropped the ball on the July and August monthly reviews. But now that life is a little more sane, Iâ€™m going to get back to it.Thanks to your readership, September was our biggest month yet!!
Congratulations to all of the bloggers that are featured in the beginning of this new experiment. For a complete list of the Social Rank blogs, check out these sites:
- AgileDaily.com – Agile Development
- AllNightCoder.com – Programming
- AppleFever.com – Apple
- BikingCircle.com – Biking
- ChallengeReligion.com – Atheism
- DailyMovieGuide.com – Movies and Film
- DailyPhotoblogs.com – Photoblogs
- GadgetRoll.com – Gadgets and Technology
- DailyVoices.com – The talk of the town, for any given area
- JournalismDaily.com – Journalism
- JustFlashing.com – Flash and Macromedia/Adobe
- KittyCatCentral.com – Cats and Kittens (Meow!)
- KnittingFriends.com – Knitting
- LearningSignal.com – eLearning
- MarketingLens.com – Marketing
- MathBloggers.com – Mathematics
- MightyBlogger.com – Blog Monetization
- MyCupofJava.com – Java Programming
- NewMediaSignal.com – New Media
- ProductivityZen.com – Productivity
- PRVoices.com – Public Relations
- PythonBytes.com – Python
- QueerFever.com – Queer Lifestyle
- StartupSignal.com – Entrepreneurship
- SweetGaming.com – Computer Games
- SweetSecondLife.com – The World of Second Life
- TheCarInsider.com – Automobiles
- TheLibraryShelf.com – Librarian
- TheMomsWorld.com – Motherhood
- TomorrowsBrands.com – Advertising