This approach is incredibly effective with getting me to stop over-editing and just let the words flow out. It's not the way to write more complex, polished pieces, the sort of things that depend on a deep editing process, but if I'm stuck entirely it's a huge help.
My opinion on the LJ user rep elections in progress: The position is for appearances only. If the LJ owners don't listen to the professionals on their advisory board, they are unlikely to listen to a customer on the same board. But the election sure is occupying a lot of time, attention, and energy. My recommendation is to vote for a fandom candidate, because YNK, and then stop investing in it.
Random link for today: Flight of the Conchords, "The Humans are Dead", performed live. Killed me too. (Contains a bad word sung aloud, so use headphones if necessary.)