Monday, February 05, 2007

Progress Meter

Loving the progress meter, (thanks Christine & Vicky, for showing me the light) despite the fact that the Zokutou site is currently down and I can't update mine...

I've a visual person. When I write, I see scenes unfold before my eyes. I won't trade my diary for a Palm Pilot , Blackberry or whatever is the technical device du jour, because if I can't see it on paper, in 'context', it just doesn't make sense to me. Tell me directions, I'll get lost. Show me a map and it's forever etched in my brain. Tell me your name and chances are I won't be shouting it out, but if you're wearing a name tag - I'll never forget you.

This brings me back to the progress meters. I love that I can see clearly where I stand. When I hit 'word count' on my toolbar, the number 6,000 means very little to me, but when I SEE it, as 20% of the 30,000 goal, my mind clicks and I instantly understand how far I've come and how far I need to go. The abstract becomes the concrete. Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

I'm thinking of adding a progress meter to keep track of the 50 BOOK CHALLENGE, and, call me crazy, but also my workouts! If I aim to do 13 workout sessions per month (ave 3/week), I'll be able to SEE my progress. Whoopee!! And this is far more sane than trying to track my weight,...


Amy Ruttan said...

Wait how do you get those progress widget things. I think I missed that.

Love the title Big Bang Theory. heehee.

That's what I liked about NaNo seeing that little blue line go up and up.

I'm more of a show me once and I'll never forget. I'm good with going somewhere once and always knowing how to get there. I'm good with faces, but not names.

Wylie Kinson said...

Amy - click on the progress meter - mine or Vicky or Christine's) and it will take you to Zokutou site. From there it's easy-peasy. Except that this site is currently down and has been all blinking day.
OMG - do you think I broke it??

Amy Ruttan said...

LOL! I've done that a couple of times, and thought WHAT DID I DO!

I'll check the widget out.

Vicky said...

Wylie - you know the progress meter you used in your picture... I actually use those on my website.. the little potatoe guys celebrate with a beer when you finish your wordcount! I love them.