Thinking in public
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I’m good at keeping things in my head.
That’s a bad thing, because it makes me feel like I don’t have to write things down. In reality, I’m losing a lot of information. I find interesting things and think about stuff all the time, but almost immediately forget them.
I’m not actually that good at keeping things in my head. There’s so much information loss.
I got into the sourdough baking fad last year. I didn’t write anything down as I baked a bunch of different breads. I don’t remember anything; I effectively learned nothing from that experience.
I could link to articles and studies I’ve seen about this, but I can’t remember where they are.
Recently I’ve tried writing everything down. When I find something cool, I add a link to it. As I do stuff, I write down my thoughts. The difference is amazing; even in just a few weeks I have a huge amount of things to work with.
I keep finding myself wanting to share this information, but I didn’t know how. I could tweet it, but I don’t like that format. I’ve also reached the point of too many followers so I don’t feel like sharing every weird thought.
Twitter is too ephemeral. blogs are too permanent. I want something in-between.
Nobody reads blogs anymore. I don’t have time for writing blog posts anyway. They’re too formal, too long, and annoying to manage.
Down with blogs. I never want to write stupid metadata/frontmatter again just to post some thoughts.
down with formality
instead of a list of posts, this website is now a living graph of ideas
that’s it. that’s all I have to do. In fact, as I’m writing this it’s immediately showing up on my website
in the future I’ll expose a full graph on my ideas here with backlinks and everything
let’s get back to quirky websites full of weird ideas
I forgot that I hooked up discord to these public blocks so I can just write from discord too. this message is from my personal discord