When editing, I can never listen to music with lyrics because then one of the following will end up happening:
1. "Zen: Indie Folk for Focus" playlist by Spotify
2. "Songs for Editing" playlist by Stephen Thompson
3. "Deep Focus" playlist by Spotify
4. "Quiet Hours" Playlist by Spotify
5. "Eighth Grade (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" by Anna Meredith
6. "Rainbows" by Bicycles in Amsterdam
This one has lyrics, but it still a great album to listen to while editing:
7. "Complètement fou" by Yelle
Earlier this year, I thought, hey, I should probably have a logo. I asked my sister Kathleen, who's an illustrator, if she could create one for me and I'd pay her.
Reenactment of convo:
Me: "Hey, sis, could you whip something up real fast that embodies my whole essence, and vibe, and style? Cool, k thx luv ya tonz byeeee!"
Okay, that didn't happen, but Kathleen was super busy so she couldn't do it anyways. And I also feel bad for always relying on Kathleen for anything art-related.
(I'm really painting myself in a bad light here, but it's fine, srsly—Kathleen and I are buds. Right, Kathleen? Right????)
Anyways, I ended up using 99designs.
Hey, blog-o-sphere! Welcome to my blog. I always try creating these things and then end up abandoning them after a few months, so here's the hoping this one will actually stick around.
Wow, what an encouraging beginning to a first blog post! I should be a motivational speaker.
Jokes aside (that was a real knee-slapper, wasn't it), I've been thinking of creating a blog for a while, and I thought I'd kick this off with my favorite online editing tools.
When I have a big editing project with a tight deadline, I'm always looking for ways to save time, be more efficient, and automate anything that can be automated. I really should learn how to do macros, but I haven't gotten around to that, so here are my favorite tools for now.