Weird Experiments

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

As writers, we’re encouraged to develop author platforms, where we build our audience through a collection of social media and outreach. That was the original intention of this website and my newsletter, but lately it’s turned into my own weird little experiment—not at all what I think an author’s platform should be.

It started with Daily Marginalia (previously called David’s Daily Journal), a project I picked up from Cory Doctorow to help share my curiosities. However, I think for most people these posts can be jarring.

Yet, doing Marginalia has helped grow out the weekly newsletter. Instead of a frenzied search for links every Sunday morning, it’s become an easy review of my previous posts, where I pick through the ideas and links I’ve already distilled.

This has also lead to a whole new project on the website called Atomic Notes. They aren’t public yet, but it’s my process of connecting the dots between my ideas. I think of them as a series of reference pages that I can link to—a combination of Digital Gardens and Zettelkasten. I’m hoping over time, they’ll help offer a deeper and more enriching experience.

Up next Victor Frankl and “Between Stimulus and Response“ Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our Zettelkasten German for “slip-box”
Latest posts 23/ Stretched thin and moving forward The Rule of Threes, Conflict, and Starting Your Story 22/ Blogging is my Hobby More than One Want Old Posts Why is this particular character on this journey? Breaking the Website, Breaking the Book You’ll get through it 100 Attempts My March Challenge Becoming a Streamer Make your story (and marketing) rhyme What I want to do around here On Canoeing Reader Error The Continuum of Long Term Listen for the music Imposter Syndrome 21/ Tiny Notes Notes on “The Calculus of Grit” Tea Time Log Jams and the Creativity Faucet Thoughts on edits after the fact Low stakes New site, new changes Story Maps To Kate The Harold 20/ New Directions Stability 250 Words