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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

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The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way.

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When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy.

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But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again. And if she hasn’t been rewritten, then they are still using her.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. 

It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

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The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way.

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When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy.

The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word "and" and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country.

But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again. And if she hasn’t been rewritten, then they are still using her. Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

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Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

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She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy.

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The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word "and" and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country. But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again.

Two groups are learning Spanish.

Group A studies some vocab material and tests their proficiency on that same day.

Group B studies some vocab material and tests their proficiency a month later.

8 years later, they got the tested the groups on the same material.

Group B — the group with 30 days in between the studying session and the test — retained 250% more of the material.

So, what’s going on here?

It’s a concept in the study of learning called spacing. Practice something, take some time off, then come back to practice again.

You may have heard of deliberate practice, where you design a system that’s ideal for mastering a new skill. Well you can consider spacing as distributed practice.

It’s a deliberate attempt to not practice.

So what does this mean for you, the creator?

Some skills like writing require daily practice.

But other skills require persistent focus.

Then, rest.

Then more persistent focus.

Skills like networking, asking questions, or making internet friends.

In my experience, I can’t do those types of things on a daily basis. I get burnt out. I think the reason is that they’re so intimate, and require our soul to participate.

Networking is asking by giving.

Asking questions is giving by asking.

Making internet friends is the joyful song and dance of both!

These activities tap into your subconscious. They’re skills that are core to our being and are hard to practice.

But, as creators, we have to practice them because they’re crucial to our survival!

The creator doesn’t need to practice these things on a daily basis — rather —they can apply a type of practice called spacing. It’s a deliberate attempt NOT to practice. Practice for some time, rest for a longer period of time, then come back to practice.

What happens in the process is magical. Our subconscious downloads what we learned, finds out new ways to improve and then queues the information for when we return next.

The neuroscience says that we move what we learned — the new information — from our short-term memory to our long-term memory. This increases the shelf-life of our learnings by a lot, even up to 250%!

You might say this is in conflict with what we know about learning: practice over and over and over in a short period of time, test our knowledge, and move on to the next lesson. Like the SAT or a History exam in high school.

And you’re right! That’s how we learned to learn.

But the real world isn’t suited for this type of learning.

Our most useful skills, especially the professional ones, require years of practice.

Skills like networking, asking questions, and making internet friends are infinite games that we should be playing for the rest of our lives.

If you’re an early creator, this is great news! Get started today and take pride in your rest.

Understand that creating is an infinite game.

Networking is how you increase your luck surface area.

Asking questions is how you find information that’s not free.

Making internet friends is how you connect with your fellow internet citizen.

Don’t worry about being good, just be.