- Aug 2021
Want to Write a Book? You Probably Already Have!
Paper is the best solution for the long term. If it's not on paper it can be important, if it's not it won't be.
Our writing is important. It is durable.
All we know about the past is what survived.
Analogy: coke:champaign glass::blogger:book
Converting one's blog into a book.
"The funny thing about minimalism is that there's only so much you can say."
Change the frame and suddenly you've changed the experience.
Sketchnotes by Chad Moore and Chris Wilson
Sketchnotes are ideas not art.
Squiggle birds - take squiggles and give them beaks, eyes, and bird feet. (Idea apparently from Austin Kleon.)
How you might take notes if you'd never been told how to.
- There is no particular app or platform that is the "right" one.
- Headlines and sub headlines are common
- Elegant text / fancy text
- containers - ways of holding information together
- this can be explicit or via white space
- flow of information (arrows)
- arrangements or layouts of how information is displayed
- top to bottom, circles, columns, stream of flow of ideas
- emotions, perhaps using emoji-like faces
- shadows, highlights
Simple can be better. Complexity may make understanding more difficult.
A few they pulled off of the web
Goal: Create an info rich portrait with character. Portrait, name, info, location, passions, hobbies, interests, social usernames, now section, etc.