DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Next steps

Edition 74 of my newsletter, discussing Knowledge Management, Knowledge Work, Zen Productivity, Personal Organization, and more!

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Next steps
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Welcome to the 74th edition
Another week, another newsletter! I hope that you all had a great one 🤩
One week into my new reality, things are slowly settling down. I’ve spent a ton of time keeping myself busy to avoid thinking too much. I’ve bought furniture and decoration for the house and tried to make the place look alive again.
It’ll take me some more time to adjust, that’s for sure.
I’ve started focusing on my plans for the rest of the year. This is the first step to help me go back into “action mode” and be productive. Building up momentum from zero once again is quite hard.
But I have to accept the fact I need more time to rest and heal. I’ve decided to go on vacation in August.
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The Lab 🧪
During the last 30 days, I sold 38 copies of the Obsidian Starter Kit ($637) and ~10 copies of the PKM Library. The 5-star ratings, testimonials, and the public sales counter are certainly helping new sales happen. Those help accentuate the momentum.
I’ve extended the starter kit some more, adding new templates and pages to the user guide. There’s still much more I want to add.
I’ve decided to experiment some more with the pricing. I will increase it permanently in a week or so, and I’ll rework the copy to see if it helps.
The PKM subreddit now has > 400 members, which is really cool! Every time I stumble on an interesting article or discussion about PKM, I stash it away for the PKM library, but also share it in that community.
Plan for the rest of 2022
Updating my plans was really necessary. Many things have changed since last December! I’ve achieved some of my initial goals, but I had to push back certain ideas and projects.
My plan for the coming months
In the coming months, my key (work) priorities are to
  • Keep improving the Obsidian Starter Kit, ideally adding video tutorials to the mix
  • Grow the number of paid subscribers for this newsletter (currently: 0!) to have better financial support and ease the transition. If you don’t support me yet, please do so. I need all the help I can get!
  • Turn the Obsidian Publisher plugin into reality (v1) and leverage it to migrate all my content to Ghost
  • Resume writing articles about PKM
  • Release the third book of my Dev Concepts collection
  • Resume work on focusd
  • Start iterating on Knowii (more on that one soon!)
Yes, it is quite a lot. But I only have so much time to live. So I better be bold while I still can ;-)
Ideas I've explored this week
Some of the ideas I've added to my knowledge base this week
Among those, here are a few cool ideas I’ve explored:
  • How hard it is to overcome inertia
  • The paradox of inertia
  • How our eyes are windows into the world
  • The fact that awareness, not age, leads to wisdom
  • Why bootstrapping is so interesting
  • How habits impact our future
  • The fact that information is not knowledge
  • The SCQA storytelling model
  • The relationship between self-criticism and the amygdala
  • The Pygmalion effect
  • Key management principles
  • And many more
Recent articles
No new articles this week.
Quotes of the week
  • The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work — Oprah Winfrey
  • The highest form of wealth is the ability to wake up every morning and say, I can do whatever I want today — Morgan Housel
Book of the week
Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Us--and How to Fight Back
Tips of the week
Fonts Ninja | Supercharge your font workflow
Momentum Dash: Your space for focus
How cool is that?!
Thinking and learning links of the week
Obsidian Tutorial for Academic Writing | by Leonardo Castorina | Jul, 2022 | Medium
How to Organize Your Tags with I.A.R.P | by flomo | Jun, 2022 | Medium
GitHub - MohrJonas/obsidian-ocr: Obsidian OCR allows you to search for text in your images and pdfs
Frontmatter vs. Inline Fields: which style of Dataview annotation is superior? : ObsidianMD
Tech links of the week
GitHub - rust-lang/rustlings: Small exercises to get you used to reading and writing Rust code!
Statements Vs. Expressions
Indie Hacking and bootstrapping
Stanford eCorner | Where Entrepreneurs Find Inspiration
Get more insight from Twitter
Want to Make More Money? | Revue