Over on Whims That Work, Drew and I had a chance to talk about his latest project Collected Goodness. It’s an intriguing project that I was a bit skeptical about but ultimately decided could leave a positive impact on those reading the words shared.
It’s an online commonplace book. I won’t go into the details of what that is here, but if you’re curious you can check out the wiki.
After we finished recording that episode, I came around to the idea and decided to build one of my own. But I also wanted it to be something that we could encourage others to do as well. So when I built out my version I made it a Jekyll theme that you can use out of the box and get started right away.
So if you’re interested in these projects, you can check out the following links:
Collected Goodness - Drew’s online commonplace
Collected by Joe Buhlig - Joe’s online commonplace
Jekyll Collected Theme - for you to create your own
What I’m reading
This is the next book for Bookworm. Mihaly has been mentioned in numerous books since we started the podcast so I figured it was about time we read the source. But I also know that this week is going to be extra busy due to a conference I’m heavily involved in at church. So I likely will have this one on the list again next week.
The morning routines conversation from the last episode prompts a bit of followup. Drew asks a daunting question: Is it good to have goals? Also, Joe asks Drew about his latest online project.
Books added to the list
This is the next book up for Bookworm and was Mike’s pick. So naturally, it goes on the list and will be up next after Flow.
Interesting Productivity Guild topics
This topic was revived recently and has some interesting ideas about a potential GitHub task manager and someone trying out Things over OmniFocus.
This is the latest installment in Wilson’s productivity deep dive. Even MacSparky jumps in to clarify how he’s doing some review work.
I learned of a new pricing model through this topic. It’s a freemium model with paid upgrades. That’s a combination that seems viable but definitely different.
Words That Challenge
I’ve only skimmed this one so far and I need to spend some more time with it. Matt Ragland has an intriguing process of life planning and task management on paper that requires some thought.
If you’re going to add something to your life, you’ll likely need to remove something else. It’s a constant and ever-evolving balance you’ll need to make or at least come to grips with.
I’m on my longest streak ever for meditation. But other than that, no news on this front.
Again, they didn’t happen at all this week. I’ve been trying to catch up on some sleep debt I’ve accrued and this is the first thing to go in the mornings.
Check out the latest Whims for my thoughts on this. Basically, time blocking doesn’t work for me at the week level. I need to go to the daily level.