Daily notes (or work-in-progress notes) are for quick capture and postponed reflection. This means you are bound to revisit them later when you have the time and space.
Derek Sivers made a 'now' page a long time ago and that eventually became a popular way for people to share some of their own life updates with others. I decided to create my own version of the 'now' page in a way which is relevant to one of my goals.
As he walked along the tiled path, beads of sweat kept forming on his forehead. Some trickled down his face and dripped on to the ground. He looked up to see the inky blue sky. Buildings that were at a middle-distance were obscured by a greyish-white haze. The evening light was dim, but enough to see just a little more than the silhouettes of these houses.
While mulling over the next essay to be written write, I felt the need for a reference guide to writing. The thought that crossed my mind at once was that instead of looking for a guide, I am going to write one for myself.
To create content consistently, creators follow a process well-tuned to their craft and themselves. The purpose of such a process is to provide direction when there is confusion or darkness.
A creator’s process is always evolving. By observing and changing their own creative process, creators further the state of the art and leave their own indelible signatures on it. Others see this, learn from it and continue the tradition.
So you're an up and coming creator, professional, crafts-person, what have you. In that case, either you offer abundant value to other people or you are in the process of getting there.
To reach an audience and market your skills or wares, you've decided to leverage the internet – the ultimate amplifier. Whatever you do, don't use audio!
We have so many ideas that we wish to share, born out of our experiences and the unique ways in which we process them to draw inferences.
The objective of all writing is to add a new dimension to the reader's current experience of the subject.
What is a Minimum Viable Essay, anyway?
Does it have to be at least 500 words? What should be the subject? How much research goes into it? Should it have lots of references like an academic paper?
When I am in the process of convincing myself or someone else about an idea, I begin by compiling my arguments in a note and figuring out what makes most sense.