Ever found yourself typing the same thing, over and over, and wondering if you typed it the way you did the last time?
Or have you wondered how you capitalized something the last time you typed it, then spent ages looking for that word, or phrase, only to find that you typed it three different ways?
That is so frustrating and, frankly, a waste of time.
One of the ways to get out of that vicious cycle is to save those phrases somewhere and then cut/paste them when needed, which is still kind of a pain. Many word processing tools have a way to do that.
The challenge? You use the same information all over the place, not just in your word processing tool.
Maybe it is your tag line, or a section of a proposal, or a bio (or multiples), or a favorite reminder or the name of your latest book or other product.
If you use a feature of a specific tool (let’s say Microsoft Word since so many folks use it), what you need in that article directory or on your blog is only available there.
Text substitution tools (also called “text expanders” or “text expansion” tools if you’re doing a web search) , “sit” outside of a specific application and give you access to your valuable content wherever you are
There are a gazillion scenarios where you can put these tools to work for you so you don’t have to work so hard. Anything you type more than once is a candidate for being saved in a text substitution tool
See what I mean about being lazy (or, if you prefer, “efficient”)? I happen to like lazy, ‘cuz this is the GOOD kind of lazy and efficient is just so boring, right? Giggle.
So, the next time you find yourself typing the same thing more than two times, grab one of these text substitution tools, add your text to it, and save yourself a bunch of time!
There are some free ones, some paid ones and some that have a free version with limited features and you can upgrade to get additional features. They aren’t expensive and the time you save is enormous!
There are even ones designed specifically for WordPress users. Check it out in “How to be a lazy typist, part 2.”
I type “love and light, hugs and blessings” all the time. It is how I sign a LOT of my messages. Another one is “may your day be igKnighted with passionately powerful possibilities!” A while ago I found a tool called “Texter” while looking for a another tool (I do that a LOT, get lost in web searches than find a ton of kewl tools, which I then store in a mind map. Although that’s a story for another day.)
Instead of typing each word, over and over and risking a typo or, worse yet, carpal tunnel syndrome because I sit at the computer 18 hours a day, I
So tell me what you think in the comments. Do YOU want to be a lazy typist? Save time? Save money? Tell me all about it![contentblock id=11 img=optin.png]
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