Typical Blogger’s Morning To-Do List

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  1. 5:30am – Check overnight stats, start writing a post
  2. 5:35 – Check twitter
  3. 5:39 – Work on post, full steam ahead
  4. 5:40 – Check twitter
  5. 5:41 – Recommit to post, enough with the twitter thing
  6. 5:42 – Check Facebook
  7. 5:44 – Make coffee…and check twitter on iPhone while hovering over pot
  8. 5:55 – Look at toes…was my middle toe always longer than the second?
  9. 6:06 – Contemplate life
  10. 6:06:30 – Check stats
  11. 6:07 – Solve cold fusion
  12. 6:08 – Start new post on the best blend of coffee to solve cold fusion
  13. 6:11 – Check twitter, man, everyone must be pissed I haven’t said hi in nearly 17 minutes
  14. 6:12 – Still don’t get why navels don’t heal and vanish, like any other booboo
  15. 6:13 – Ask twitter followers if they have any insight on navel issue
  16. 6:14 – Retweet saucy twitter influencer’s tweet so they like me better
  17. 6:15 – Work on post about how social media can become a huge time sink if you don’t batch your time
  18. 6:22 – Feel inauthentic about post on batching social media, check popurls, reddit and digg for better idea
  19. 6:28 – Holy crap, never checked twitter for answers about the navel question, jump to tweetdeck, ahhhh
  20. 6:34 – Bring iphone to kitchen so as not to abandon the internets while making health shake for breakfast
  21. 6:37 – Suck down shake through tiny pink straw, using cheek muscles to burn more calories
  22. 6:40 – Throw on Welcome Back Kotter t-shirt.
  23. 6:42 – Meditate
  24. 6:42:02 Approve and reply to comments
  25. 6:51 – Read other blogs on google reader and share special ditties on twitter, facebook and stumbleupon
  26. 6:56 – Morning yoga
  27. 6:57 – Cool down and reflect on how much better body feels
  28. 6:58 – Wake up the girls and get their days going
  29. 7:00 – 90 minutes of hardcore blogging and content creation done, time to switch to macbook pro, head over to Starbucks and search forums for answer to navel issue…this could be a killer book!

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53 responses

53 responses to “Typical Blogger’s Morning To-Do List”

  1. Hiro Boga says:

    Laughing so hard I snorted mint tea through my nose! πŸ™‚ Thanks for a great start to the day!

  2. Jeffrey Tang says:

    Hahahaha! Oh man, I needed this today.

    So at what point do you give up on the social-media-time-wasting post and decide to chronicle your morning instead?

    And I love the 2 seconds of meditation.

  3. jskipburns says:

    this is hilarious

    skip “5:40-5:42 best part” burns

  4. I love the one minute of yoga between 6:56 and 6:57.

  5. Mike CJ says:

    Classic. And there was me thinking I was the only one who wondered about the toe thing. πŸ™‚

  6. Donna Winter says:

    Jesus-on-a-laptop–hysterically laughing!!! Thanks for this, Jonathan. Great after a long weekend : )

  7. Liane says:

    Really cool Jonathan! Btw, I like #23 πŸ˜‰

  8. What? You don’t check your email?
    You’d better get on that!

  9. Adam King says:

    You clearly got a hold of my routine somehow. I don’t remember Tweeting that…oh hold on (checking TweetDeck) No, I didn’t put that out there, let me ask everyone. (sending Tweet about Tweet). Nope, nothing.

    My Google chat buddies. Let me ask them. Nope nothing. I better check Google Reader. (cause I subscribe to myself). Nope nothing. So I guess I never did publish this schedule for myself. Glad that’s over. Man, I got a lot done today. I better write a post about this.

  10. I’d have spit my protein shake out through my nose, too, but I don’t drink the shake until 7:10, after 10 minutes cuddling with the dogs and cat while checking the forums I admin. Otherwise – man, you *nailed* my 5:30 – 7 a.m. Thanks for the smile. This Tuesday needs it!

  11. That is more true than you know. Really. πŸ™‚ Love it!

  12. Charlie says:

    This is frigging classic.

    I especially love the bits like Item 23 and 24. You know, somebody needs to write about this. Wait a sec: http://www.productiveflourishing.com/the-key-to-consistent-creativity-and-productivity/

    Oh, and: http://www.productiveflourishing.com/how-to-lose-an-hours-creative-mojo-in-two-minutes/

    I normally wouldn’t leave links to my own stuff in the comments, but I felt compelled to this time. Time to go feel inauthentic and worry about why I don’t have time to release my thing this week. ;p

  13. Charlotte says:

    Yeah, pretty much. πŸ˜€

  14. Carolyn Lawson Low says:

    Awesome – and true – pretty much down to the second.
    Thanks πŸ˜‰

  15. Hugh says:

    Wow this makes me want to chronicle my morning routine. I will try it tomorrow but I hope it’s not as disjointed as this! I’m sure I’ll learn a lot. Thanks for the chuckles…

  16. Meg says:

    I love the minute of yoga, too! Definitely feels like most of my mornings. And afternoons. And, um, sometimes evenings…

  17. I love your meditation and yoga regime. 2 seconds of meditation and 1 minute of yoga. You are my kind o guy. But, how come it takes you twice as long to get your WBK tee on as it does to do yoga? Are you sneaking in a bit more yoga as you slip on the tee? Or maybe a bit more meditation? Just curious.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Since I’ve had the Welcome Back Kotter t-shirt since I was 12, ya know, it’s a bit tight these days…at least what’s left of it…takes a little effort to get it on! LOL

  18. What are you doing, sneaking into my house like that?

    Jonathan Fields, celebrity stalker!

  19. Nice to know that you suffer from severe distraction, avoidance and mini-meditations like the rest of us, Jonathan.

    Oh well, as long as the post gets written!

  20. Yongho Shin says:

    Hahaha very funny!

    I’ve read your book Career Renegade and it’s amazing! I’m using your tips to launch my own blog. Thanks for the push!

  21. Sean Aiken says:

    HA! Classic!

  22. Haha!

    I wish I woke that early!

    Either way, because of the routine described above, I had to install productivity manager – LeechBlock. Works magic!

    You just limit to when or/and what amount of time you can visit a website and BAM! Magic happens and you don’t waste time πŸ™‚

    It really encourages me to just focus on the things that matter: posting, guest posting and commenting.


  23. Nancy says:

    Vinnie Barbarino would approve.

  24. Holy COW, do you get started early!! Is that what I have to look forward to as a parent?? I thought 7:30am was bad.

  25. Peter Mis says:


    You could save a great deal of time each morning if you meditate while doing yoga.

    Just trying to help!

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Yeah, I’d considered that, but really wanted to honor each of the practices fully and be able to go deep into each, hahaha

  26. LisaNewton says:

    LOL……….My day starts much earlier; more like 3:30am, but doesn’t look too much like yours.

    But, yours does give me some ideas. πŸ™‚

  27. Karol Gajda says:

    Bloggers typically wake up at 5:30am?! πŸ˜‰

    I laughed at least 3 1/2 times. πŸ™‚

  28. Louis Dizon says:

    Man this is freakin’ funny. One minute morning yoga! TWO second meditation? wtf!? Lol. Nice one Jonathan.

  29. 6:28 – Holy crap, never checked twitter for answers about the navel question, jump to tweetdeck, ahhhh

    Wow this has happened way too many times for me. Great post and just what I needed this morning.

  30. Mick Morris says:

    If this wasnt so funny it would be tragic……….or did I mean if it wasn’t so tragic it would be funny? Either way how do any of us find time to actually do anything when we are so busy?

  31. Ozclicks says:


    However, one small tip!

    Ditch this “Yoga” rubbish and take up smoking instead … it perfect combination with coffee and a proven meal replacement plan with your obvious hectic morning schedule.

    At least that way in 20-30 years time you will have seriously “deadly” content to discuss.

  32. Sherry Ott says:

    Let me know when you post the 12 steps…
    Hello, my name is Sherry and I’m a social media addict.

  33. Jonathan Fields says:

    Okay, so in answer to the many who asked, Yes, I do have secret webcams in your home’s carefully observing and recording your morning routines every day, lol!

  34. Ed Gandia says:

    7:08 – Wonder how prolific Isaac Asimov would have been if he had a Twitter account back then.

  35. Debbie Ferm says:

    Juan Epstein – My favorite character from Kotter. Remember how he always had notes from his mother? Love it!

    You are showing your age with that reference:)

  36. Amit Sodha says:

    you had me at “Check overnight stats”


  37. jay says:

    true , blogging is indeed consuming and it is almost like a day job except its something more enjoyable and there is no time pressure except your own. haha
    but what i like is i can take time to do many other things and even start as early as i can be and the best is progress without prejudice, u are on your own way man!

    so cheers to the alternative life and it may well be fulfilling !

  38. Yes, that’s it exactly! I throw some Mom stuff in there — making lunches, finding glasses/cell phone/papers I signed yesterday, hugs good-bye — but, yes, that’s it!

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  40. Ian says:

    hilarious, I bet that 2 seconds of meditation from 6:42 – 6:42:02 really settles the mind πŸ™‚ Great post.

  41. Great stuff…

    Feels about like my everyday, all day…

    Add – Do my own Photoshop work and – Have a Full Strength to get my mind and body going…

    Rock on,

  42. Dian Reid says:

    laughing out loud. my fave: 23 + 24. looks like you copied my list, man!

  43. GBG says:

    Awesome laugh brother! My favorite – Solve Cold Fusion. Yes, we can do EVERYTHING!

    Best to you …

  44. bag321 says:

    That’s it! I put some things, where the lunch, mother do

  45. bag321 says:

    Great stuff…

  46. Keith C says:

    You are funny! πŸ™‚ It’s amazing how are lives and loves consume our day. The irony here is that you described my morning, but until reading your entry, didn’t realize the potrntial absurdity. Blog on my friend.

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  48. Rachel says:

    This was hilarious. It really made my day! It was so random, yet amusing and so true!