Weekly Recap, 1533: I Commit to Writing an Article a Day for the Month of April.
- Read: Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts, by Ryan Holiday.
- Read: [The Thank You Economy, by Gary Vaynerchuk.]()
- Read: Life is Short, by Paul Graham.
- Reading: The Now Habit, by Tom Fiore.
- Reading: Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read, by Brooks Landon.
- Reading: [Designing Data-Intensive Applications.]()
- Reading: Reliably Deploying Rails Applications, by Ben Dixon.
- Wrote: 7 article for “30 Days of Articles for April”.
- Biked: 256km, long ride!
- Creating a new app for cyclists in the Philippines.
- Deep study on how I should create patterns for service objects in Rails/for the common tasks. I did an “edit” part for editing Pomodoros.
Creating Bike Paps
Now that I have my first ReactJS project under my belt (Writing Prompts!), I’m going to make something a little more complex. It should, at some point, have Redux, HTTP stuff (Axios or fetch), Google Maps integration, possibly user accounts, and other advanced React/modern front-end features. I’m excited. I think there is a niche for this because there are very few cycling resources in the Philippines. (There could even be a react-native app in the future, who knows?)
One Ten-Sentence Article Per Day for April
I’ve decided that I was really just fooling myself with the writing thing because I wasn’t constantly shipping. It’s probably too much of a reach for me that I decided that I’ll have to ship an article per day, just like what Seth Godin, Casey Neistat, and Gary Vaynerchuk does.
Still not confident in sharing it with the rest of the world, but make no mistake, by the end of April, I will rewrite these 30 ideas into 30 blog posts and share it out. My idea is that I’ll spend 30 days and 30 articles getting better at creating these.
Those articles are scoped to exactly ten (an arbitrary number of) sentences each. I got this from Chase Jarvis, I think, where he said that it’s easier to design things if there’s a constraint to them. I completely agree: ten sentences is just short enough that I don’t get anxious starting, while long enough that an article gets substance.
- Got some job interviews coming in, but they’re all local. I have a slight anxiety when passing CVs to foreign companies, which is really stupid because that’s literally the step I have to do, right?
- Really immersing myself on serverless technology. I’llkkkkkk
- Granularizing some common steps when making web applications.