Weekly Roundup 35

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Every week I come across some great articles. Here are some of the posts I feel you will enjoy reading as much as I did.

Tiago Forte shares his technique of Progressive Summarization to write discoverable notes. I have just started applying it to how I consume content over the internet as well as for writing book summaries over at Discoveries in Bookland and it has been a game-changer. You summarize the notes in layers whenever you come across the note rather than all at once.

A brag document is extremely helpful to remember all the small things that you did when it is time for a performance review. Instead of trying to remember everything Julia Evans recommends maintaining a brag document that you can refer to. She also has a template that you can use at the end of the post.

Do you know what it takes to write a book? How about crowdfunding it and then independently publishing it? Blake Boles documents not only the 17-month long process of writing but also what his costs were.

Mike Crittenden talks about why your calendar should not be a blocklist but an allowlist. Although I agree with in principle, I think its extremely hard to do unless you are at a senior leadership level.

Are you a master wordsmith or an incompetent dabbler? There are 7 types of writers along the competence spectrum. David Clear helps you figure out what kind of writer you are so that you can diagnose your problems and improve.

Kent Dodds deprecated his most popular open-source library - Glamourous in favor of Emotion. In this article he talks about when deprecating your open sense project makes sense and how it not only greatly benefits the community but also frees you up to work on new things.

Shameless Plug: I wrote a summmary of The One Page Financial Plan by Carl Richards. Go check it out if you think that making a financial plans has to be complex.

Hope you enjoy reading these articles as much as I did.

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