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The BD00 Process

I believe that human beings love personal stories and direct experiential reports. Thus, even though it’s highly proprietary and super secret, I’m going to expose the somewhat repeatable “process” that I use for whipping up dumbass blog posts.

Here’s how BD00 does the dirty deed…

  • Every morning, after going to bed between 8-9 PM, I wake up between 4-5 AM.
  • I fire up a pot of coffee and then sit down at the computer.
  • I navigate to the wordpress.com BD00 dashboard.
  • I mine “fieldstone” writing ideas from: my “gym notes“, my quotes pages, an interesting interaction or tainted observation at work, random web surfing, my kindle highlights, a twitter post.
  • I wait…..
  • A freakin’ miracle occurs!
  • I start writing words or drawing a picture, or both.
  • I chaotically jump back and forth ‘tween writing and drawing – iteration city.
  • Sometimes, I write some words, draw a picture, and then finish the words.
  • Sometimes, I write all the words first and then re-scan them for drawing ideas.
  • Sometimes, I draw a partial picture, write some words, and then I finish the pic.
  • Sometimes, I draw a complete picture first and then I write the words that go with it.
  • I iterate over the words + picture combo multiple times until…. I say “WTF, I’m done!

Of course, even though the BD00 process is expressed as a nice and tidy bulleted list above, it’s not a procedure. To highlight the non-sequential nature of the process, here’s the UML state machine diagram model:

Note the numerous initial entry points and that every state has an iterative transition “to self“. That’s because I Am A Strange Loop.

  1. Bill Bentley
    December 19, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I knew there had to be a logical process tor dumbass blog posts. 🙂

    • December 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      Heh heh. Welcome aboard Bill, and merry Xmas.

  2. fish-on-the-rocks
    December 20, 2011 at 8:13 am

    you forgot to factor in the Dirty Martini Lubricant into your time-scale. Of course, this should actually modify the progress over time on a 2-axis scale. X=(#)Dirty Martini’s, Y=increase/decrease in speed to generate ideas.

    And you won’t be surprised to find that this is a lopsided bell-curve function with a very shallow leading incline and an extremely sharp drop-off decline. And the tail end never quite approaches 0. It just disappears, since after the magic X value, it’s all just WTF and IDK.

    Where’s the stuffed olives, dangit?

    • December 20, 2011 at 8:37 am

      Hee hee. Much as I’d like too, I don’t drink d-tinis during those morning hours. I do, however, concoct some posts during tini concoction cocktail time on the weekends.

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