Can WordPress Bloggers Benefit From The Pomodoro Technique?

Better time management for WordPress bloggers using the Pomodoro TechniqueLet’s do a quick poll: how many of us made a new years resolution that we were going to be more organised, efficient and effective with our WordPress work in 2012?

I did just that, and I suspect that many of you folk are in the same boat. So what’s the plan of attack?

I know a few writers and web developers who swear by the Pomodoro Technique for staying focused and productive. I’ve decided to give it a whirl this year, and see what (if any) improvement it brings to my work habits.

If you’re not familiar with the Pomodoro Technique, it’s a very basic time management system, developed by an Italian student named Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s.

The basic premise is that you divide your time into ‘Pomodoros’: 25 minute blocks in which you work consistently on a single task. At the end of each Pomodoro, you rest for five minutes, then commence the next 25 minute work block. After you’ve done four consecutive Pomodoros, you can take a longer break.

The logic being that a short break every half an hour prevents fatigue and helps you to stay focused for a longer period of time. By dividing your tasks into 25 minutes blocks you can more easily organize and prioritize your work, and assess how long you need to achieve certain tasks.

So a question for all you WordPress folk out there: Is anyone using the Pomodoro Technique? Do you find that it’s helped you stay focused on your important web activities and get more done?

We’d love to hear any feedback, positive or negative, from bloggers, designers or developers who’ve tried this time management system before.

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