I've always wondered what could be the best time to write. When I'm involved in academic writing, it eventually boils down to the dreaded "deadlines" - so time could be noon or midnight, Friday afternoon or Monday morning - until I am at the point when I start worrying about the deadline, I don't write, and when that dreaded deadline approaches, time or day doesn't matter, I just write, I HAVE TO WRITE! Whether I WANT to write, or am in a MOOD to write is a different matter altogether.

Now writing (or rather musing) like this don't have deadlines, and I don't HAVE to write if I don't want to. This "option" instead of "deadlines" to write means I rarely write - write proper I mean. Its always easy to find excuses not to write it seems, and I wouldn't choose but the easier option. But then once in a while you are in a "mood" to write, you want to write, and you just sit down and start writing. This mood-to-write is a rarity these days, but there are days and times it occurs and I have to write even when I don't have to. Its 0400 hrs as I type these lines, and I "want" to write. Doesn't matter what I write, as long as I write something, I'll feel good about "writing" (the process counts and not the outcome!). ...continue reading "Best time to write?"


I think there is a bank or some finance company with that name, ing (or ING in caps), but given what is going on with the financial sector this year, I don't think I should venture into that area...better left that with the experts. What I had in mind when I typed those three letters on the title was more interesting (or may be mundane to many) "ing"s from the web world - such as google-ing, f'buk-ing (or facebook-ing to save myself from someone's wrath!), flickr-ing, twitter-ing, and so on and so forth. Unconsciously it seems I've just listed these "ing"s on the order that I most use.

Google-ing has become ubiquitous with web use, and my online presence starts with opening gmail and ends with closing it! In between google is the preferred search engine, google news summarises the news, google ((btw, isn't "google" supposed to have been added to dictionary officially? my spell-checker tells me I have made spelling error on it! And gives me suggested words like "googol", "goggle", "go-ogle" (my fav) and "go ogle"!!)) map provides the directions (and terrain and satellite images), google scholar searches for academic works, google calendar keeps me on schedule (sms notification is great!), and google documents mean i can open the ms office attachments without having to download them locally, and even edit them and send them back all from within the web browser! And it doesn't end there either, I have google mail setup on mobile which means all I need is mobile network coverage, and I'm google-ing! Well, enough of google-ing now...

As seen somewhere in northern Ghana 🙂
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