The round-up is coming a little late this week because I spent Thursday at Princeton for the She Roars conference, and Friday and Saturday at the American Society of Journalists and Authors conference in New York. I got some interesting take-aways. For instance, the Wall Street Journal’s social media people have found that when they put a colon before a link in Twitter, people are more likely to click. Go figure! I guess it’s a subtle call to action: Click Here.
I already ran my USA Today column from earlier this week. Last Monday, I made my Fortune.com debut with a piece called Problems With Procrastination? Try Bribery. This piece roped in everything from experiments by the Jamal Poverty Action Lab at MIT to Stickk.com, Groupon and Lot18. Good times.
Over at BNET, I interviewed Echoing Green’s Lara Galinsky for a piece called Graduates: Go Ahead And Do What You Love. The gist is that all careers have ups and downs, so why not choose one you’ll broadly enjoy?
Then I broached the idea of idea files: How Do You Manage Ideas? I’m still looking for the perfect method of keeping track of my ideas and proto-ideas, so that I can conjure them up when my brain is fried (like right now, incidentally).
Finally, a few other shout-outs. Thanks to Sabrina Parsons, the Mommy CEO blogger whose column at Forbes this week mentions 168 Hours.
And in the “interesting reading” category, I’ve been flipping through Carolyn Evans’ Forty Beads. What, you may ask, is “40 Beads?” It’s a method of taking the guessing out of whether a couple will consummate their relationship on any given night. According to the recent book, Spousonomics, the uncertainty consumes a lot of time and energy which could probably be devoted to other things. Like sex. So that’s this week’s time management tip. 🙂