Excerpt from a recent post by Lifehacker:

  • Connect with friends first thing. There’s power in personal connections, and when you make real ones, they can give you a boost that lasts all day. Consider using a few minutes in the morning to reach out to a friend. Do it in a passive way that doesn’t demand immediate attention—a Facebook message, an email, or maybe a tweet. A while ago, when I was going through some tough times, a few friends of mine who woke up roughly around the same time every morning would make a point to start a thread on one of our favorite networks and we’d all wish each other well for the day. It was a nice way to wake up, and definitely took the edge off of everything else.

Read the rest of the article here: A Night Owl’s Guide to More Productive Mornings

Ask anyone what time Portsmouth Breakfast Club starts, and you’ll hear: “#648dontbelate!”

But why, specifically, 6:48am? Seems oddly specific…

Well, back when it all began, there was a discussion of what time would be best to meet. 6:30 was FAR too early. 7:00 seemed to late for those who have to leave at 7:30 to make it to work outside of Portsmouth at 8:00am. So 6:45 am was proposed* as a compromise. But that still seemed to early.

6:48 it was! (Plus, it rhymes with “don’t be late**,” which was a secondary reason we kept it at that crazy specific time.)

… and “#proclub”?

#proclub is anyone who shows up before 7:00am, because, as we all know, #onlyprosmeetbefore7am***!

What’s with all the hashtags? No one can answer that question… we’re just Twitter geeks. And we crack ourselves up. For even more official hashtags, visit our About page.

See you at #proclub, every Wednesday morning, at The Works on Congress Street in downtown Portsmouth.

And join us NEXT week for “why the heck doesn’t ‘bkfst’ have an ‘r’ in it?”


* Thanks to @bouchermedia for proposing 6:48

**Thanks to @URockMarketing for his enthusiasm for rhyming times!

***Thanks to @walterelly for this one!

We were JUST late enough to not be able to snag our regular corner window tables this morning, so we had a #portsbkfstclub in the middle of the Works. @Tim_shank told us about his awesome new podcast endeavor—check it out!

@bouchermedia showed us the kickass UNH app, which wasn’t new, but was new to @laughtercrystal, who thought it was RAD! You can watch real-time bus routes and see exactly where the buses are as you are waiting for them—or running out the door.

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See you all next Wednesday!

#proclub, anyone? Challenge accepted!



Fun times at portsbkfstclub this morning!

Just before Halloween, we of COURSE discussed the Halloween Parade, and I Could Just Diary, which founder @laughtercrystal is performing in this evening. What could be scarier than standing up in front of an audience, onstage at the Rep, and reading your heartfelt teenage diary entries?

Also took the opportunity to shoot a few short videos this morn.:

@MyFriendDan shows us Videolicious—a cool video tool for the iPhone:

What did we learn this morning?:

See you next Wednesday!

#everybodylikesmuffins #648dontbelate #portsbkfstclub

Some of the things discussed today:

  • @tim_shank‘s #talkmoney podcast aired yesterday! Podcast to be posted soon—he’s currently using PodBean, but is looking for a platform with better social sharing capabilities. @monte_bohanan suggested SoundCloud.
  • The Music Hall Loft is having a Hitchcock retrospective! Eight of his most beloved films, playing chronologically throughout the month of August—twice! Stay tuned at themusichall.org for the announcement of dates!
  • Email newsletters & guest bloggers—how do you decide how often, who to involve, and what to say?
#proclub will reward you with views like this! #PortsmouthLOVE

#proclub will reward you with views like this! #PortsmouthLOVE

Here are some of the topics discussed at this week’s #portsbkfstclub:

Did we discuss anything that I forgot to mention here? Email or tweet me!

* Okay, so THIS is pure radsauce!: Square Cash

* @agfabrega announced The Make Shit HappAThon last week, but now there’s a cool official website & registration is open! http://makeshithappathon.com/ #makeshasteriskt

* Medium:  “Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends” … what (if anything) will set this network apart?

* Yahoo is KILLING it! First Tumblr., now Flickr upgrade—WHOA! I’d buy a Yahoo PHONE at this point. You heard me!


* Flipboard isn’t just for iPads—who knew? Not I! Super awesome and full of WIN!

* You’d think as a grammar aficionado, I’d know things like Tumblr.‘s period is a part of their name…

* New protocol for #4sqFriday! Sign up HERE and when we reach at least 4, it’ll happen! See you at the court!

Suggested reading: BoingBoing and The Wire on Darius Kazemi (about @tinysubversions, who’ll be speaking at @pixelMEDIA next week!)

We are ONE YEARS OLD! Join us tomorrow for the one year anniversary of the tweet that started #portsbkfstclub!



@zumbaholic85 , @angiemlombard, and @monte_bohanan

@zumbaholic85 , @angiemlombard, and @monte_bohanan


Things discussed at #portsbkfstclub this week included:

  • Of course, we talked more about Mailbox App—@Zumbaholic85 imported her 3500+ Archive and was down to 900 at the start of breakfast club. And then down to 700-ish by the END of bkfstclub!
  • Speaking of email, @laughtercrystal wondered why the hell it wasn’t super easy to simply schedule an email to be sent at a later time/date. @zumbaholic85 found Right Inbox, which does exactly that (anyone out there tried that yet? Have other email schedulers to recommend?).
  • #portsbkfstclub turned into #portscookieclub—@angiemlombard had Girl Scout Cookies for those who ordered them! Their cookie magnetism successfully pulled @walterelly from Madbury allllll the way to The Works!
  • With @laughtercrystal’s upcoming trip to Hawai’i, we discussed battery life quite a bit. She considered resigning herself to an unplugged vacation, but @zumbaholic85handed over her Mophie, so now everyone will just have to deal with all the beach pics, and also the Foursquare leaderboard is going to be p0wned! #dropsthemic
  • Discussed mic-dropping #dropsthemic (Also this presidential greatness: Obama slow jams the news, drops mic.)
  • Songza/Rdio/Spotify (@dougridley reminds us of the greatness of Songza, your music concierge; @laughtercrystal prefers Rdio to other music services like Spotify)
  • How does one choose what books to pack when going on vacation? How would you anticipate which reading MOOD you’ll be in? There should be a book concierge service! (Get on that, @missliberty!)
  • @thesleepyvegan even woke up and joined us briefly!


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Fantastic morning with the fine denizens of Portsmouth at #portsbkfstclub this morning!

Among our discussions:

For tweets, see the Storfiy, including this great ZING!:

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