One way to beat bloggers block is to reward yourself when you attain goals. That’s exactly what this weeks cool tool Written? Kitten! does. Each time you reach a pre defined number or words it rewards you with a picture of a cat. The images are sourced via Flickr Creative Commons.
If you are not a cat lover you can change the settings to show you something more relevant. For example type “http://bigboardroom.com/writtenkitten.net/?search=dog” into your address bar and you will receive a new dog photo for each 100 words you write.
Whatever the picture type you choose there is something delightful about the sense of achievement you get when a new picture pops up reminding you that you are 100 words further through your task.
Here’s how it works:
- Select how many words you have to type before you get your kitten reward
- Start to type…
- You will automatically get a picture of a kitten each time you reach your goal.
Take note – some browsers do not auto save so make sure you cut and paste your work into a word document or blog post before leaving the site.
I know this tool works, I type and concentrate a lot better when I use it. This has been a two kitten post 🙂
Would you use a tool like this to save you getting distracted from your writing? What search term would you go for? Is this just a fluffy tool? Let me know your thoughts below.