• David DarnesDavid Darnes, over 8 years ago

    Hi Chris!

    My question is fairly simple, how on earth do you fit everything in??

    You manage CSS-Tricks, work on CodePen, host ShopTalk, and a whole load of other things. Do you have a strict work schedule, or have you developed a tidy workflow that fits everything in?

    I personally feel as though I struggle to find spare time, yet still don't feel like I get enough done. How do you do it?

    23 points
    • Jim NielsenJim Nielsen, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

      ↑ This

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    • Chris CoyierChris Coyier, over 8 years ago

      Hey David!

      When I was 8, I was bitten by a radioactive keyboard. It made me an outcast to society, but in my technocave, I thrived and vowed to have my revenge.

      Uh yeah that got offtrack.

      I have no secrets whatsoever. I do work fairly hard, but certainly not harder than a plumber or middle school teacher or garbage man. I set in a chair for 8-ish hours a day and read and type.

      I once heard Cameron Moll give a talk where he was asked about work-life balance. He said he doesn't have it. But he does have priorities. Certain things come first. I like that.

      It may be that with my situation in life. as a privileged middle class white dude with very few big life obligations, I can throw more hours at what looks like productivity.

      31 points
      • David DarnesDavid Darnes, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

        Thanks Chris! Nice to know there isn't some magical secret to it. Although being bitten by a radioactive keyboard would explain everything a lot better ;).

        P.S. I'm sure you hear this all the time, but thank you for creating CSS-Tricks & CodePen. I use them every working day without fail.

        9 points