Tuesday, June 29, 2010


"If the rate of change outside your organization is greater than the rate of change inside your organization, the end is in sight. - Jack Welch


Stephen Covey has a 4-quadrant time management model that actually got me interested in thinking about how I manage my time.

steven covey, seven habits, time management

Covey spends a lot of time working with this model and emphasising that we need to aim to spend our time in Quadrant II. This is where you deal with things that are important to your values and goals, but that are not urgent. "If we don't practice Habit 2, if we don't have a clear idea of what is important, of the results we desire in our lives, we are easily diverted into responding to the urgent".

Stephen Covey's quote comes to mind

"We can never really change someone; people must change themselves. We can help. We can be a resource. We can nurture, encourage and support."

Monday, June 28, 2010


Have you got a blogger account?
If you have then you need to hear about Posterous.
Posterous makes blogging ridiculously easy.

Fancy emailing your blog article directly to your blog from your email package? I have done it and it works! It makes posting so much easier.

I signed up for my own posterous account at
All you need to do is email a message or article to post@posterous.com

In return you will receive an email from Posterous with a link to follow.

You then log into your posterous account using your email address.

I set up the posterous account to "autopost" to my blogger account.
I could also get it to post to Facebook, twitter etc. Not sure about Classblogmeister but I'll try that out too.

simply attached sound files (podcasts), photos and images, urls, video etc. to an email addressed to post@posteorus.com and they all arrived in my blogger article posting. See below

When I got the time I was able to go in to my blogspot article in blogger and edit the published blog article just to make it look a little neater but that is not absolutely necessary

I even set my i-phone up with PicPosterous. Now I can send photos and articles to my blog straight from my phone. See the Pikowai one below.

Try posterous.
It does make blogging easier.

A Tip from Another Posterous User -

Finish you email with a hash # followed directly with the word end (no spaces).

This prevents extra bits from your email account being added to your blog article e.g. your signature, contact detail etc.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Superb - It worked in an instant.
Tricia will love this.
I understand I can send
- Hyperlinks
- Images simply by adding them to the email as attachments
- Sound files too by adding as an attachment - hear it below
- Videos just by adding the URL - Like this

Let's see.....

Posted via email from Lorraine's posterous


OK - Here goes. I am uploading this to my blog via email. Will also be trying to do this via my iphone. Tips welcome.

I just don't seem to find the time I need to blog on this site. I value reflection and the storage of my thoughts for revisiting at a later time. However travelling in a car so much and increasing hours of activity is stifling my activity. A handy pen plucked from the visor of my car is replacing the blog article, resulting in the back of my hand being covered in ink most days. Useful though as my jottings then need to be actioned before my hands are next plunged into water.

If I can post directly from my outlook express it means I can jot my thoughts down while offline.

Let's see how this works.

Emailed by Lorraine - at Capers, 24th June

Posted via email from Lorraine's posterous


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