The Best Time on a Blog You’ll Spend Today

I’m going to make this short and sweet.


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When you click on the link below, don’t do anything until the timer runs out. Close your eyes; face the wall; meditate; pray; but most importantly be intentional about being undistracted for the allotted time.





If you don’t mind, take a moment to capture your thoughts in the comments.

Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.

  • They say in marketing that we see 3,000 advertisements per day. On the way to work this morning, it occurred to me that the number is only scratching the surface of distractions that I encounter. From tweets to emails to Facebook to texts to phone calls to conversations, my day seems like a constant longing for stimulus and distraction. 

    I wondered what would happen if we stopped in the middle of the wall-to-wall interruption for a minute, or three. What would we hear? What do we think about? 

    For me, the three minutes is very difficult. My brain craves distraction and stimulation. When I actually press the pause button, it feels uncomfortable. 

    I’m just curious what your silence sounds like?

  • Prevailing thought for three minutes: a bad one-hit wonder band from the early 80s called April Wine. Your thoughts on the cosmic import of this revelation are welcome.

  • Hmmm, now I have a visual of your long flowing locks rocking to the hair band ballad.

  • Rob Howard

    Wow! I appreciate the stilling of my mind for a minute, though around 1:15 remaining I think I dozed off – at least nearly. I studied white space above the numbers and wondered whether there would be a ding at the end. Then realized that I had the sound turned off my computer, so it didn’t matter if there was a ding. I also thought about Ted Fisher for a second. Usually because when I think of you I think of Ted Fisher. Off, perhaps.

  • Andy

    Something I’ve been telling myself I need to do for weeks now: pray without distraction.  3 minutes doesn’t do justice here but it is still 3 MINUTES vs 0.

    I spent the quasi silence praying to God about family and friends and loving them well.  More of Him and less of me. 

    Periodically my focus would return to the timer: is the dinger about to ding?  Its next to impossible not to think about the timer….mmm.