Ebook – Best Blog Posts 2007, Final Edition

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Best Blog Posts 2007, Final EditionRecently I silently added my ebook “The Best Blog Posts of Getting Things Done, Final Edition 2007” to my online shop. However, I didn’t want to let this occasion pass completely unnoticed.

This 112 page ebook contains nearly 40 of my very best GTD blog posts from 2007. As a special bonus it includes my set of GTD worksheets for free!
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GTD Worksheets

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Special offer! Buy my ebook with all the best blogs posts from 2007 and get these GTD worksheets for free!

GTD WorksheetsI’ve recently created some handy GTD worksheets that are perfectly suited for creating or enhancing your own paper-based or hybrid GTD system. They are handcrafted by me based on my own experiences with paper-based GTD systems. Click the image to the left for a slightly larger preview of these GTD worksheets.

If you enjoy thinking and working on paper but at the same time you’d like to have professional looking GTD lists, then these GTD worksheets are definitely for you!

As of today I’m selling these GTD worksheets in one handy PDF in my online GTD shop.

The current version contains the following worksheets:

  • GTD workflow overview (diagram)
  • Calendar 2008 – 1 page overview
  • Calendar 2009 – 1 page overview
  • Next Actions list (2 different styles)
  • Waiting For list
  • Projects list (4 different styles)
  • Someday/Maybe list
  • Empty list (general purpose)
  • Mindmap template (for brainstorming, project planning)

The PDF format ensures ultimate portability and flexibility. You can easily print each worksheet on any kind of paper in any size required.

I encourage you to provide me with feedback about these GTD worksheets so I may continue to improve them for the next version of this set. If you have special requirements or wishes for a GTD worksheet, please contact me directly at gtd [at] marvelz [dot] com to discuss the possibilities.

Don’t wait, purchase my GTD worksheets today and create your own professional paper-based GTD system!

GTD Tumblelog

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TumblrI recently discovered something called a tumblelog and an online service that offers these tumblelogs for free. So, I decided to start my own tumblelog to accompany this blog, where I will put everything concerning productivity/GTD that could be interesting to my readers (and to myself of course) but doesn’t warrant a full blog post (yet). This could be a hyperlink, a photo, a quote or whatever.

If you’re interested then check out my tumblelog at http://gettingthingsdone.tumblr.com and/or add it to your favorite RSS feed reader to keep informed about new additions.

Search all GTD resources at once!

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Search all GTD resources at once!Some of you may have noticed that I take my ongoing project “GTD Index” seriously, and that sometimes new features get added faster than you can blink your eyes! ;)

Determined to make the GTD Index as useful as possible and the ultimate starting point for all fellow GTD enthusiasts and professionals alike, and inspired by Andrew’s great idea to create a custom Google search engine, I decided to create a custom Google GTD Search Engine on the GTD Index as well.

Search all GTD resources at once!So there it is, in the sidebar of the GTD Index, ready to help you find that particular GTD blog post, or that specific GTD software feature, or maybe some discussion on David Allen’s forum. Basically it will search the entire content of each and every relevant GTD resource featured on the GTD Index!

Let me know if the search results are to your liking… I can always tweak and tune the GTD Search Engine further… enjoy!

New features on the GTD Index

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Lately I have been putting a lot of time and effort into making the GTD Index even more useful and more interesting. By the way, if you are not familiar with the GTD Index then read my blog post about it or just visit the site.

I am constantly tweaking the layout and adding new functionality. The most recent new features include:

  • 50 Most Recent – This list resides in the sidebar and contains the 50 most recent Getting Things Done blog posts, using the same color coding as the other items on the page to show “freshness”.
  • Flickr Thumbnails – A short visual presentation of the 5 most recent Getting Things Done related pictures published on flickr.com, residing in the sidebar as well.
  • Random Quote – Prominently featured at the top of the page, this new feature shows a random inspiring quote from the book by David Allen every time you open the Getting Things Done Index.

I hope you enjoy using the new features as much as I enjoyed creating them for you!

Warning: shameless plea ahead!

Considering the amount of bookmarks on del.icio.us (almost 600 now!) and the hundreds of visitors to the GTD Index every single day, I think the site has already been discovered by many GTD professionals and enthusiasts. However, in an effort to promote the GTD Index further and make more people aware of all the great GTD blog posts and GTD software out there, I am asking (more like a shameless plea really! :) ) each and every one – who finds the GTD Index useful – to:

Please Digg the GTD Index on digg.com!

Thank you so much if you have done so already or if you are going to do it now… future Getting Things Done “converts” will thank you for it! ;)

Quick poll about the GTD Index

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Many of you reading this have already discovered the Getting Things Done Index; you may even have found my Getting Things Done blog because of it!

This particular post serves only one purpose: a small, quick poll about the GTD Index to let you speak up about (for instance):

  • What do you like about the GTD Index?
  • What are you missing on the GTD Index?
  • What should be improved about the GTD Index?
  • How often do you use the GTD Index?
  • Which part of the GTD Index do you use the most?
  • What is the most interesting Getting Things Done article/fact/tool that you discovered through the GTD Index?
  • Anything else you would like to say about the GTD Index…

So, please, don’t be shy… show me what you’re thinking by leaving a comment on this post, or -if you prefer- by e-mailing me at gtd [at] marvelz [dot] com. I love a good discussion… especially about Getting Things Done! :)

3×3 Most Popular GTD

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The GTD Index has been an interesting ongoing project so far, to say the least. I’m glad I’m using GTD rigorously because keeping up with my GTD blog, the GTD Index and the PD Index is very time consuming ;)

This morning I was looking at my GTD Index and I’m thinking to myself, “OK cool, this is starting to look like something many fellow GTD-ers are using and appreciating, but what else can I learn from this ongoing project?”

Then I realized that some preliminary results for the first 2 weeks in the life of the GTD Index may be deduced about the popularity of particular GTD blog entries and GTD software, simply by analyzing the numbers from Google Analytics.

So, just for fun and without any statistical foundation I present to you 3 lists of popular GTD items. Oh yeah, for some justification, this is measured over thousands of visitors to the GTD Index in the first 2 weeks of February 2007.

Please note: I do not specifically endorse any of these blogs or products. They just show up in the statistics of my site. The lists are given “as is” with no guarantee whatsoever. No conclusions, just facts.

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Introducing: GTD Index’s Big Sister

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At the risk of being a little bit off-topic on my own GTD blog, I would like to introduce the Big Sister of the Ultimate Getting Things Done Index, inspiringly named The Ultimate Personal Development Index. Well, I don’t know about you but at least I think the “Ultimate Index” phrase is quite catchy! ;)

The GTD Index has proven to be rather successful; apparently it is filling a need. And to think it all started as a simple page I slapped together for personal use just to get a little bit of overview on all the GTD blogs out there… the internet is a strange beast! :)

This inspired me last weekend to start something similar but with a much broader scope. I am a huge fan of GTD and I see it as an important part of my quest to become a better, more organized, even healthier person. In other words, to me, GTD is the foundation of the path of personal development in my life.


Just like GTD, there are so many inspiring and interesting blogs and websites about personal development, personal growth, et cetera out there that I just cannot keep up with on a daily basis, no matter how much I would like to. I have found that a quick glance at the GTD Index gives me the ease of mind knowing that I have read (or scanned) every important article out there about GTD. I just wanted to have that same overview (and peaceful feeling) with all blogs about personal development.

So that’s why I created -here we go again- The Ultimate Personal Development Index. Enjoy!

P.S.
One word of caution: if you really want to get things done, don’t spend too much time reading all the interesting articles on the internet ;)

Please note that the GTD Index as well as the PD Index are ongoing projects of mine; they do not pretend to be definitive, complete or faultless at the moment. Bear with me while I change things and add functionality. All suggestions to pdindex [at] marvelz [dot] com please. Thank you.

Update to GTD Index – age of blog items shown

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I just finished adding extra functionality to my ongoing project called the Ultimate Getting Things Done Index.

With one glance at the index page you can now quickly see which GTD blogs (or at least the GTD items on each blog) are either almost dead, merely existing, alive, or even sparkling with new items every day!

GTD blog items are color coded as follows:

  • red, bold: published less than 1 day ago;
  • black, bold: published less than 3 days ago;
  • black (normal): published less than 2 weeks ago;
  • light grey: published more than 2 weeks ago.

Any questions or suggestions about the GTD Index may be sent to gtdindex [at] marvelz [dot] com. Maybe you would like to see your GTD blog (feed) added to it (use the form at the bottom of the GTD index page)? Maybe you have a brilliant idea about new functionality for the index?

Let me know if you do, so we may all benefit from it!

The Ultimate Getting Things Done Index

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In the quest of keeping up-to-date with interesting publications about GTD, I find myself checking several blogs/feeds, sites, search engines and news items every single day. In order to make this process a little bit more efficient and less time consuming, I have created The Ultimate Getting Things Done Index for myself and for other GTD enthusiasts/professionals.


This GTD Index automatically keeps track of several interesting GTD blogs/feeds, but also displays the most recent diggs about GTD on digg.com. Checking the GTD Index a couple of times every day is a very effective way to keep up-to-date with everything that is published about GTD on the internet. See for yourself right here!

Any suggestions for additional blogs, feeds or sites may be submitted on the GTD Index page. Enjoy!

P.S. Please allow some loading time as the GTD Index fetches the different feeds from all over the internet!

See also: Update to GTD Index – age of blog items shown

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