This fact was pointed out to me a few days ago and continues to blow my mind:
- We produce 30,000 words of edited copy every month at Quick and Dirty Tips.
Thirty thousand words — about half a book or a whole magazine, every month — and I am the only full-time employee.
I’m not saying I do it alone; we have nine other show hosts, regular guest writers, and two freelance copy editors. But I manage those people and also edit nearly every word, and that is a hellofalotta quality copy.
Suddenly it doesn’t seem so weak to need a project management system to keep track of everything, and I don’t feel quite so bad about not answering every e-mail immediately or not being able to keep up the twice-a-week Grammar Girl schedule.
Here’s my tip of the day: step back and think about what you do every day. You may be surprised by the amazing things you accomplish and take for granted.