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fyi - thank you for your posts on time tracking.  I am greatly benefitting from them.  There is definitely room for an app/webbased/offline component here.  It's gotta flexible, customizable....simple for those just starting out and not needing intimidation but can also get complicated....  I'm currently working with excel to get some graphing and tracking going there.  I also use ever note for more text based items. ie. that's where I keep goals and resolutions. So when I get to the part of my routine that I need to review those, that's where I go.

I've greatly benefitted from your blog and am glad a friend of mine passed it along to me.  Keep up the good work.  

Here's an idea for a post (if you haven't done it already): How I decide what to write a blog post on next...or how I decide what to do next (sounds like you're juggling tons of projects.)

Peace, B

Time Tracking v10.1

When ever you start measuring something, you need to weigh the cost of measurement against the gains gotten from it.

Thus, it doesn't always make sense to track a metric. It can make a lot of sense to do it for a short time, understand how you're operating, make improvements, and then drop the tracking.

That's how it goes for me with filling out a time tracking sheet. I'll do it for a while to establish routines and make improvements, and then go off the process at other times during busy periods, or if I'm not getting much gain from it.

Here's my newest time tracking sheet. I fill this out daily, starting from the morning, and ending when I mark down the last notes at night. Explanation follows below --

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