Adagia
Gino
Then he was laying on the dance floor, the bright lights bouncing off the disco ball into his eyes, a big fat bully pinning him down.

Best part. if 
Adagia
bugged out and made you lose all your content... and you weren't too pissed to be willing to rewrite it -- probably on a separate text editor -- this is the thing i'd start with.

George Saunders
' advice in that book where he dissects storytelling via seven Russian short stories --
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain



drewb
 you check this book out yet?
Abraham Kim
Pivots
Reading this after reading 
100% day Keni
and seeing more in it because of the other post.

I think what happens with optimism is that for it to provide longterm benefits it can't be tied to outcome.

For example, in 
Adagia
I almost always make features optimistic about their usage. And so this will lead me to rush to make it and then wait to see how it's used by people. Almost always though they aren't used right away -- or at all! -- and then I'll become unmotivated to work on Adagia for awhile.

The better way that I'm trying to rear towards is to be optimistic about the making and the thing and the purpose it serves. Don't worry about whether it's going to be used at all.

I want to caveat that last statement by saying don't worry by attaching outcome -- usage in this case -- to optimism levels. Leave optimism blind to outcome. Just be optimistic about your making process. 

The other process of reflection proves useful when it comes to being thoughtful about questioning why isn't it used? What makes it not good enough? What's it trying to do? Is it needed? Stuff like that. 

This reflective side can then figure out a path forward -- even if that means removing something -- for the optimistic maker to then execute. 
Abraham Kim

I've now found a reason to write on Lifelog!

I was writing today's post about my practice session today, and I realized that I could write about my practice with Tennis on Lifelog . I noticed that I was trying to outline my progress and observations on here but it didn't fit with the usual stuff I write here....

Abe's Glog
Pablo

Growing up I frequently heard people derisively describe Picasso's later paintings as things kids could've created. I also thought this of his later paintings but I never downplayed Pablo himself because I knew he wasn't a fluke. His early works featured photorealistic drawings of human hands, this is the type...

Documenting Adagia
A lacking community

In A look into how a reaction and response are formed I wrote a step by step process of how I processed therealbrandonwilson 's suggestion that community is more important than a consistent writing habit.

In his comment is a truth: the community...

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The Drastically Unambitious Indie-Hacker

Yesterday I wrote about how people think they're underestimating when they're actually still overestimating when it comes to making products. I know I did this when starting to work on this project. I told people that I was just doing it for fun and the community but I also had...

Documenting Adagia
Corners as reply to Internet Corners

Abraham Kim
Even the big spaces like Twitter have their own corners within them. The difference between big places and small corners though is that the latter continues to design intentionally for the specific corner crowd.

Product Hunt and Angel List was designed specifically from the get-go for a niche case. A...
Work for others
come work for 
Adagia
!


Lmao jk, 

I also know how easy it is to work for somebody else. It's like you see their eyes light up and it's so easy to work to help them achieve a little bit of their dream.

when it comes to our own work we often struggle. I think this is because sometimes we secondguess whether we're working on the 'right' dream or not. This second guessing I do less of when i'm helping someone else because just the mere fact that I am making them feel better makes me feel good.. even if it might not be their dream next year or even tomorrow. Maybe this is how we need to treat ourselves.

this reminds me of the post 
Live. Just Live Life. Enjoy living Seun Oyebode
 
Abraham Kim
Book darts proposed functionality
Thanks for this thoughtful writeup. I think it's different enough from 
Adagia
 that it might be better served as a standalone miniapp. Although if that were the case I'd make it so you could login with the same Adagia account and have all the convos linked. I'll think on this more.
Abraham Kim

Abe's Glog
Community of craft

During the golden days of 200WAD , a warm sense of belonging blanketed me anytime I logged on. I knew there would be people who had posted new things that I could comment on. There'd most likely be comments and conversations developing either on my posts or somewhere else. It...
Payroll progress
Peter next time if you want a convenient way to link to any
Adagia
post try the hotkey // 

If you type //then-start-your-query you can easily link just like you can mention users by using @username 
Abraham Kim

Documenting Adagia
Topics

Inspired by Book Darts Brandon Wilson and popular note taking tools Roam Research and Notion I've spiked a basic bi-directional linking user-interaction. Now you can use it by typing [[ (double brackets). After typing double brackets a popup will suggest existing topics...

Documenting Adagia
Topics

Inspired by Book Darts Brandon Wilson and popular note taking tools Roam Research and Notion I've spiked a basic bi-directional linking user-interaction. Now you can use it by typing [[ (double brackets). After typing double brackets a popup will suggest existing topics...