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Sketchnotes: overcoming negativity at work

I've been creating sketchnotes recently as part of my research process when writing new articles. These are some I created for an article on overcoming negativity at work.

Sketchnotes on negativity 1

Sketchnotes on negativity 2

Finished article: How to overcome negative feedback and keep pushing forward

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Tools I use for writing in 2016

Fountain pen

Image from Unsplash

Two years ago I wrote about the tools I was using for writing. It's about time for an update, so here's my current toolset.


I've been embracing analogue tools more lately, so my toolset is a fairly even combo of analogue and digital ...

Read this if: you are anxiously searching for your life purpose.

My epiphany: for most of my life I've been trying to nail down my "purpose" so that I can choose the right types of "projects" to align with my purpose. But what if that's a backwards approach ...

What did you make today, papa?

Great observation from writer-who-draws, Austin Kleon:

I try my best to copy the approach. First, I try to be my own mother: leave the workspace tidy, pens and notebooks at hand. Then, I try to be him: I try to go at it with ...

Monthly Review: July 2016


Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

This month's goals

  • ✖️ Complete changes to Exist Timeline tab to match Android app: FAIL But close! I was ahead of schedule all month until I got really stuck on the last major chunk of work. I'm still not sure how to ...

Monthly Review: June 2016


This review is a bit late! I did it right at the start of July, but forgot to post it here until now.

If you need to catch up, see last month's review and the entire monthly reviews category.

What did I complete that I am proud of this ...

The ups and downs of freelancing

I've been freelancing for most of the time since I left Buffer a couple of years ago. Freelancing comes with some unique perks that make it a good fit for me as I try to spend lots of time building Hello Code, but lately I've been noticing a ...

Stuff I like: 2016 edition

Almost two years ago I put together a list of some of my favourite physical work tools. While some have stayed the same, I've added a few new favourite items to my list. Here's what I'm using and loving this year.

Leuchtturm1917 notebooks

Still my favourite mainstream ...

How I built a habit of learning French that lasted 132 days

Croissant Image credit

Every morning I practise French. I've been trying to teach myself French on and off for the last five years or so, but in the last year I've been more serious about making this a daily habit that I stick with.

A couple of weeks ago ...

How I journal


I've been a fan of journalling in theory for a long time. But I haven't been able to put it into practice consistently.

I've tried apps like Day One, and I've tried automatically saving data about my day like where I went and what music I ...

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