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The perils of remote working (and why I need a new job)

City

When you're new to remote working, it's easy to miss some of the most important things that you need to sort out. For instance, organising your health insurance or setting up your tax payments correctly.

I've recently had some experience with what happens when you do miss ...


Monthly Review: May 2015

Trees

At the start of each month I do a review in my journal of my goals, habits, and experiments from the past month. In January 2015 I started publishing my monthly reviews on my blog instead of keeping them private. You can see them all in my monthly reviews category ...


Monthly Review: April 2015

Bank sunrise

At the start of each month I do a review in my journal of my goals, habits, and experiments from the past month. In January 2015 I started publishing my monthly reviews on my blog instead of keeping them private. You can see them all in my monthly reviews category ...


My Notification Center widgets

Woman on phone

I used to have a jailbreak tweak on my phone similar to Launcher, that let me launch apps by pulling down on my screen, no matter what else I was doing on my phone. I had another one that let me add links to my read later accounts from anywhere ...


How I use Monday app to plan my week

Monday app homepage

A few months ago I tried using TeuxDeux to plan out my week. I mentioned my process in my post about the tools I use to keep my content work organised.

One of the things that bothered me about TeuxDeux was that I had to manually enter my calendar events ...


How I read the internet (with all the apps)

Foggy reading

I read the internet a lot. That’s right, the whole thing.

Well, I try to read the whole thing and I usually end up disheartened by how much faster my reading queue builds up compared to how much of it I read. Still, I do my best.

My reading ...


Consistency

This article first appeared in an issue of The List, my short-lived premium newsletter for content marketers.

Autumn leaves

Think about the blogs you admire and respect; the blogs you subscribe to or visit often. What makes you keep coming back?

It's not the quality of the work, or the benefits ...


Monthly Review: March 2015

grass

At the start of each month I do a review in my journal of my goals, habits, and experiments from the past month. In January 2015 I started publishing my monthly reviews on my blog instead of keeping them private. You can see them all in my monthly reviews category ...


How I use Sumptus to track my expenses

I've tried tracking my expenses before, and for a while I was happy using Cost, which is perhaps the only expense tracker I've found that shows you your remaining balance, rather than your total expenses or remaining budget. When I worked out what I spent the most money ...


Choosing a podcast app

Radios

I listen to a lot of podcasts.

In fact, the app that's using the most storage on my phone right now is a podcast player.

I listen when I go for a run, I listen when I walk to the supermarket, when I'm on the train, or when ...

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