DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Unnamed

Edition 95 of my newsletter, discussing Knowledge Management, Knowledge Work, Zen Productivity, Personal Organization, and more!

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Unnamed
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Welcome to the 95th edition
Another week, another newsletter! I hope that you all had a great one 🤩
This week, I’ve published two new articles. The first one discusses the capture habit, one that I find really important on a daily basis. The second one aims to convince more people that note-taking and note-making are really valuable and deserve more love. New articles are coming soon. There’s so much I want to share with you all ❤️
Alright, let’s goooooo 🚀
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The Lab 🧪
Since I’ve decided to optimize for happiness instead of income, my indie lab remains my favorite place to work. It’s incredibly fun and rewarding.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about how to move away from Revue, as the service is apparently bound to disappear soon. My current plan is to migrate everything to Ghost, where I already have a paid subscription. As part of the move, I’m working on the Obsidian Publisher plugin, which I intend to use as my main tool to publish content in the coming months. I’m quite slow with the development, but I’m making steady progress. I’m now able to publish and update posts. Next step is to handle image uploads and links handling.
Recently I haven’t updated the Obsidian Starter Kit, but intend to do so in the coming weeks. I have a few ideas for further improvements, notably around automation. I did however update the PKM Library with additional content.
On the content creation side, I’m really happy with the results I get from cross-posting my content and repurposing it. My plan is to slowly create YouTube videos covering the same content as my articles do. This way, I will be able to please different audiences and different content consumption styles. Some people prefer to read. Others prefer watching videos. And it’s not fixed in time. Sometimes it’s one and other times it’s the other. Publishing those videos should also help me increase my reach, and hopefully fight against my current issue, which is that I rely too much on Twitter as my main communication channel.
Sales-wise, my latest articles have clearly helped me sell more copies of the Obsidian Starter Kit (33 during the last month), which is kind of cool. But while I’m happy that the sales remain somewhat stable over time, I don’t want to wait until the momentum fades. Instead, I want to move forward with my next ones.
Speaking of which, I’ve started recording a new video for my YouTube channel. I hope to publish it by the end of the week! Subscribe and stay tuned 🙏
Recent articles
The Capture Habit. How capturing thoughts and ideas can… | by Sébastien Dubois. | Nov, 2022 | Personal Knowledge Management Journal
Quotes of the week
  • “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears” — Rumi
  • “When we read, another person thinks for us: we merely repeat his mental process” — Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change” — Tony Gaskins
Book of the week
The Wealth of Nations: Smith, Adam
How cool is that?!
Palette - Colorize Photos
Thinking and learning links of the week
How to take BOOK NOTES in OBSIDIAN? (My Stupid-Simple Yet Effective Workflow Explained)
The Ultimate Productivity System for Knowledge Workers: 2023 Edition
Metacognitive Note-Taking for Creativity
How to use Obsidian or any note-taking app for work (aka don’t fall for PKM candy) | by Ensley Tan | Oct, 2022 | Medium
The Arrival of Tree Roots May Have Triggered Mass Extinctions in The Ocean : ScienceAlert
Tech links of the week
Angular v15 is now available!. Over the past year we removed Angular’s… | by Minko Gechev | Nov, 2022 | Angular Blog
Introducing Turbopack: Rust-based successor to Webpack – Vercel
Indie Hacking and bootstrapping
How I made $54k in a single month selling Wordpress Woocommerce Sites.
Rich people don’t have a ‘lottery mindset,’ says CEO—here are 3 things millionaires do differently
How John Bardos grew a newsletter of curated links to 2100 subscribers
AMA: I Built 6 Startups in 6 Months, Sold One, Tripled My Revenue Goal