I’m at the airport today, waiting for a flight to Philadelphia so I can attend a training class. I’m excited, because I haven’t been the student for a long time. I’m typically the teacher, not the student. And not that I’m complaining.
I was thinking about what I could do in just 12 minutes, while I’m here, waiting for the time to pass. So I decided to see if I could do a blog post in 12 minutes, before I walk over to my gate to wait for a little more time to pass, before I get on the plane.
I did something different this time: I looked for a photo that fit my article FIRST. Here’s how I did it:
1) Went to http://flickr.com
2) Put in my search term (in this case looking at watch)
3) Went to advanced search
4) Checked the box for Creative Commons licensed photos and searched again.
5) Found a photo I thought was suitable for this article.
6) Downloaded it.
7) Logged into my blog control panel and started a new post.
8) Started typing without knowing where this post was going to go.
9) Inserted the image
10) Inserted the image credit
11) Picked my category (in this case 12 minute tips)
12) Clicked publish
That wasn’t so bad. And I got it all done in 12 minutes, with time left for a quick edit.
Sometimes the best ideas coming when you’re just waiting for time to pass.
I am the founder/CEO of the Weaving Influence team, the author of Reach: Creating the Biggest Possible Audience for Your Message, Book, or Cause, and the host of the Book Marketing Action Podcast. I’m a wife and mom of three kids, and I enjoy running, reading, writing, coffee, and dark chocolate.