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The ideal solution to any problem stemming from our inherent laziness is a single-dose solution—a default. If you can “set it and forget it,” whatever change you’re trying to create will be quite easy to make.*
“How to Change” by Katy Milkman
My goal with this blog is to make it my default for creative output. The issue I run into most frequently is wanting to work on different things in different states: podcast episodes, videos, filming b-roll sawdust for later (that I rarely use), Twitter threads, and making visuals on my iPad or Figma for all of these things.
That creates a lot of indecision.
I want the blog to be the launchpad for my work.
- If I’m making a video, I should start with writing a blog post that doubles as a rough script or outline.
- If I’m doing a podcast, I should start with a book notes page or from recent blog posts
- If I’m making a Twitter thread, it should be some version of a blog post
The exception might be Instagram, where I’ll just try to schedule out different desk photos and things like that.
In any case, the default can always be:
- Grab a quote from recent reading or listening
- Write about it
If I do that day in and day out, good things will happen.