List the top 5 to 10 things that you do almost every day that help you to be successful. They can be anything at all, but they have to be things that you do at least 4 or 5 times every week. Anything less than that may be a hobby that helps you out, but we are after the real day in and day out habits that help you to be successful.
Well, the list I've put together up draws from the common theme of 'staying connected' and should provide some ideas on good practice for researching information on the web. This is what I do most days:
1. read my emails including digests from MFLresources, Linguanet Forum and Google Alerts.
2. check out the TES Modern Foreign Languages Staffroom Forum.
3. see who is linking to my blog through my sitemeter.
4. use Google Blog Search and Technorati Watchlists to keep in touch with what is happening in the blogosphere.
5. use ATnotes to copy interesting links I come across or email reminders to myself.
6. track new blogs with Feedwhip.
7. copy and tag interesting sites into my Del.icio.us account and look at the accounts of others who have tagged my blog.
8. jump quickly to information on a webpage with HandyFind or the highlight tool / Search this site tool on the Google toolbar.
9. research a thought-provoking post using some of the techniques above to get an overall picture and resist the temptation to post straight away.
10. try to remain true to the purpose of my blog by offering clear and practical ideas to other colleagues.
Hope you find these useful.