Learning Log: September 2017

Stuff I’ve been thinking about or experimenting with over the past month.

Things I learned

  • The projects I find most interesting are ones where their founders aren’t following the usual “shapes”, but have come up with their own way forward. By those shapes I mean familiar formats like a blog, a book, a shop, a conference, a freelance practice, etc. I’m fascinated by people who have found new ways to make money / pursue meaning / explore their interests and that inspires me to think a little more creatively about how to do the same.
  • Typefaces with cut-off corners are said to be “chamfered” (via Font Review Journal)

Journal fodder

Inspired by this quote in Diana Kimball Berlin’s email newsletter from Sarah J. Bray’s book, Gather the People:

“What is the most true for me right now?” Every day, once a day, I sit down with my pen and notebook and answer this question. The answer will eventually become either an email to my community, or a blog post, or it could be fodder for a tweet or a Facebook post. But first and foremost, it is an attempt to reflect on my work, to document it, and to make it better.

There are some follow-up questions to that as well:

  • What is the truest thing I learned today?
  • What moved me today?
  • What progress did I make today?
  • What problem am I trying to solve right now?

Nice bits of internet

Interesting reads

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