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Writing as self-therapy

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My blog has this feature to open a random post. One of over 900 on my English blog alone. I think I’ve mentioned before that I like to use this feature to browse a bit through my thoughts from a few years ago.

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My writing workflow (Dec 2020)

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It’s probably time to tell you about my blogging workflow one year later (here’s how it was in 2019). And I saw other people writing about their writing workflow. What a meta topic…

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TIPP10

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During the apprenticeship our instructor always wanted us to practice 10-finger typing together. A good idea, because I believe that if you really master this skill, you can put the words (or the code) you think about on the screen with an incredible speed. We used to do this with the program “TIPP10”, which is available both as an offline and an online version.

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Pieces of Thinking

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Desmond Rivet wrote in a new blog article (in which he picked up my article) why he writes on a blog. Writing helps him to think:

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How and Why do I write monthly reviews?

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Yesterday I wrote my third monthly review and since I think it has become a habit by now, I will summarize here how and why I am doing this:

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Consume less, create more

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There was a time I thought about how to change my life. A lot of things changed in my life but I needed to adapt somehow. I also wasn’t very happy with how I used my time and needed a purpose in my life. I started writing blog posts daily (on Medium back then - see my archive of many old Medium articles here).

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I’m just someone, right?

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I sometimes write articles. On this blog. On my German blog. Not long time ago, I used to write on Medium. I already spent hours and hours of writing.

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What Does My Software Setup Look Like?

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I recently got a new (refurbished) notebook and already wrote a post about that, but this time, I would like to focus on my software setup. What programs do I use for developing? What do I use for writing? And what is my favorite web browser?

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Every Writer Deletes Many Drafts

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When you’re writing just to publish your thoughts, when you aren’t forced to cover specific topics, when you’re totally free about each post, it may happen often, that you start but also delete many drafts.

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How I Write Articles On The Go?

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When you’re on the go quite often (at university during the week or with the family during the weekends), it’s actually quite difficult to use the spare time you have for writing blog posts instead of fixing bugs or coding new features for your favorite project. That’s why I recently built the habit of writing most of my posts on the go.

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