The value of holding onto your links

David from the future: David’s Daily Journal (DDJ) is now defunct. See the 20/ New Directions newsletter for more information.


I think I’ve committed, at least for now to DDJ and retroactively changed all the previous to this title. I’ve also realized that this whole this will be updated continuously throughout the day. In fact, it might be the only way to maintain it.


There is value in holding onto your links on your own website, instead of leaving them on Twitter or Facebook. It gives you better control of your digital life. And thankfully, because I am using Ghost, if they pull up stakes and leave, I can still download the source code and run it on my own server (please don’t do that Ghost).

Up next 13/ Daily Writing A cathedral of books and some tools to help you write one of them. Daily Journals leading to Digital Gardens One of my hopes to do with these daily journals is to start creating my own digital garden of ideas. I have a collection of notes that I have
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