Trying to make better use of my time toward my goals.
Or: a ridiculous year summarized!
Running headfirst into a wall of pneumonia.
So. many. words. I had no idea how many words.
Podcasting: Winning Slowly, New Rustacean, and more!
Writing software for Olo and for open source.
Getting things done in 2016 and beyond.
Or: sometimes it’s nice to know what I did this week.
Or: why I'm marking out all the time before 7am as mine.
How my experiment in early-morning writing is going, three days in.
Two weeks of daily writing, and how “productivity” happens.
Not the year we expected. But a good year nonetheless.
Some hopes and (tentative, as ever) plans for 2018.
An uncomplicated game plan for writing this year.
When I write about “productivity,” what am I actually talking about? And why?
Or, what happens when you stay in “go mode” for a really long time.
Because we all know projects themselves cannot be interesting forever.
Reflections on my writing mornings, over half a year in.
But ‘mild’ does not mean ‘not dangerous.’
I signed out of Slack for most of the day a few times this week, and it was bliss.
At least for me, doing “non-stressful” things as part of burnout sometimes means doing things other people would find stressful. That’s okay.
Career tip: for every day, week, and month, summarize the things you accomplished.
I seem to be through the worst of this burnout. But stewarding my recovery is its own challenge.
Apps I use to get things done.
Getting a handle on actually finishing things I care about.
Making better use of Bear’s “Archive” functionality.
Don’t let other people keep you from doing deep work.
An experiment: using bullet journal notation as a complement to my existing habits.
The smallest possible set of tasks.
Leaning into my body’s natural rhythms.
Learning in a new ecosystem doesn’t always feel like progress—but it is.
On building essays and tending blogs.
I’m glad I’m doing this project—but it doesn’t handle edits!