Thursday, September 25, 2008

The redesign continues...

After spending a couple of hours yesterday on the redesign of my blog and having to redo it after I hit the wrong key and lost it all and then not getting everything back or completed before going out to a concert, while also realizing I wasn't ready to get back to the manuscript because I was still fatigued from the exertions of the last two weeks during which I didn't write, I decided to take the rest of this week to complete my redesign of my blog and also my website.

And apparently compose a very long sentence.

While part of me is guilty that I'm not working on the manuscript, the other, wiser part of me knows that sometimes, forcing the creative part of my brain is not the way to go, not when I have other things that are also weighing on my mind, and that are less dependent on my imagination. So this week, I'm letting my left brain do the heavy lifting.

Here's a fun test to see if your left brain or right brain is more dominant. Interestingly, when I went here after starting this post, the right brain was dominant. After I did some more searches on the subject and went back, my left brain was. I took another test and it determined I use both sides almost equally, the right brain being slightly more predominant. So I suspect that immediately after writing, my right brain is more dominant. After doing something more logical and detail-oriented, my left brain is.

I'm a switch-hitter!


Leah Braemel said...

I went to the link - the dancer was definitely going clockwise for me. There was no way I could see her going anti-clockwise. Weird. So I'm definitely right-brained. "Fantasy based, imagination rules" Huh. The other test you linked to said: "You responded as a right brained person to 12 questions, and you responded as a left brained person to 6questions. According to the Hemispheric Dominance test, you use your right brain the most." Yup, I'm a right brainer.

Interesting tests, Margaret.

Anonymous said...

I was right brained.

On the days when I'm wondering if I have one at all, I'll remember this test with gratitude.


Anonymous said...

Oh jeez, I just did the other test and scored all in the left brain side.

Do you think it cancels out the other test, and it turns out that I have no brain at all?

Susanne, who is going to quit while I'm ahead.