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I realize that this community has fallen into a state of torpor, from which it might not ever recover. However, I think that the chance of it returning to a community where active discussion regularly occurs is greatly reduced when it becomes nothing more than a forum for self-promotion of personal blogs (or websites or YouTube channels and the like).

And, unfortunately in my opinion, this community has fallen further. The last seven posts, and 8 of the last 10, have been by one person, and have been, again in my opinion, nothing more than self-promotion of a blog, which is little more than promoting a consulting business.

Only one of these posts generated any discussion or interaction (one +1 and a single comment with a corresponding reply).

My experience is that when a community becomes nothing more than a space for commercial advertising, it dies. Perhaps this community has reached the end of its useful life. But perhaps not -- so I'm wondering what others think.
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Some solutions... active and lurker members of the community should make an effort to at least post once a week, be it a new product, comment or whatever. perhaps we should set up a section for just self promotion? Personally, I don't like spam and I don't think this group is about that so I just blocked the person doing it and the community returned to "normal". I like the community and hope it continues. In the end it going to only be as strong as the members invest in it. I lean towards being a lurker, I don't think making an effort to post once a week is going hurt. 
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What's your primary web presence? You may not need a full-fledged website. If you need something quick and easy, check out About.me.
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The to-do list isn't about drudgery. It's about charting a course. It's about living. Sometimes, it's about dancing. You've got today, as does everyone else. What will you do with it? Do you have a plan? Is it clear? Is it one you can't wait to begin?
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"If This Then That" (known as "IFTTT") lets you put some of those tasks on "autopilot"? This post and video show you what this free service can do for you.
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Jason Stueck

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When you’re walking or running a path you are putting one foot in front of the other until you reach where you want to go right? Seems like kind of an obvious statement, but when you get down to it, that’s what you’re doing,...
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Oliver Fricke

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Since I do not live in the US it's perhaps interesting for anyone else.
 
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Good news! I've been testing Keep as my todo app, and it's doing the job nicely. :)
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Frank Buck

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What's your all-time favorite Super Bowl commercial? For me, it's the powerful presentation "Why God a Farmer," narrated by Paul Harvey.
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Well my question was more in relation to the relevance to the context of this group, but the subgroup chosen is adequate enough.
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One of the bloggers I follow mentioned this app that she likes to use to keep herself productive and on track with her daily management.  I thought some of you might be interested.  :)  It's called Habitica.  Looks interesting, apparently it makes your tasks into some kind of video game. 

https://habitica.com/static/front
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I love this app!been using since back when I had spring pad
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Frank Buck

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This post on digital note taking is the 7th in a series of posts examining various approaches to note taking. Here, notes begin in the digital task list.
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Inspired by a versatile and effective productivity tool no longer with us, this community looks to help users find new solutions and strategies for organization and productivity.

Frank Buck

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March Madness has ended. Another "madness" is about to begin. For those in education, "May Madness" is on the horizon. Listen and learn 6 ways to end it.
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Frank Buck

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The practice of writing thank you notes on a regular basis is important. How do you remember to do it? This post tells you exactly how.
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Learn to save time with Auto text expander for Google Chrome. Eliminate repetitious entry with this free extension. This post includes good examples.
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+Vanessa T , thanks! That one has been so handy for me. I had heard of text expanding software for years but never wanted to invest the money. When this free extension came along, I jumped on it. Have not experienced a single problem.
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Frank Buck

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If you are new to Evernote, this post is your starter list to the notebooks you need. Make Evernote your go-to for trapping reference information.
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Podcast with +Vicki Davis 
Are you considering a digital task list? Here are the 7 productivity secrets, 7 elements you should look for as you make your choice.
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Frank Buck

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Learn a system for note taking that is easy and meets your needs. This post contains links to articles which include borth paper and digital methods.
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Frank Buck

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If you take paper notes, how do you keep up with long URLs you need to reference later? Use a spreadsheet to house the URLs and reference it from your notes
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Frank Buck

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When we have to take "notes on the fly," we need a system. Learn how to do note taking digitally via voice input and with paper via a good 'ole memo pad.
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Frank Buck

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Digital note taking can be accomplished using Evernote. The principles are exactly the same as in the posts on note taking with paper.
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