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144: New Year

Wishing you a great start to 2024.

Jeremy Finch
Jeremy Finch
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144: New Year

Two things significantly impact quality of life :

  • Health
  • Relationships

These topics are complex, valuable, universal, and widely relevant. They are persistently hard to model and difficult to simplify. They involve behavior change, nuance, and constant adaptation. They are not easily solved via AI or automation.

And we all need them.

Notable moments from 2023 :

  • Having a child (#2)
  • Losing a grandparent
  • Launching the print store

Quantitatively, this was my least prolific year at The Fire Jar.

I launched this blog in 2020.

In the beginning, I shipped weekly - for 100 consecutive weeks. Publishing became my routine, a commitment, a source of social connection. I came to love the practice.

Over time, my output has fallen :

53 posts in 2020
48 in 2021
28 in 2022
12 in 2023

This project is getting squeezed out.

There are simply fewer minutes to spare.

Still, I need this space.

I enjoy having an unconstrained creative outlet.

And I appreciate your regular crowdsourced input, the connections, the sharing.

Looking ahead, I want to try out some new genres.

Attempt some far-out experiments.

I want to play with format, medium, length, and tone.

I'd love to incorporate some new technologies. And some older ones.

Perhaps I'll make a physical book?

I plan to keep exploring two themes along the way :

  • Exercise and fitness
  • Multimedia communication

Ultimately, I'm interested in how these topics overlap and connect.

A friend says :

In an opt-in world, where you devote your energy is a signal to others about what matters to you."

The internet is the most powerful tool in the entire world.

I'm grateful that you found this small corner.

Wishing you a fruitful year,

- Jeremy Finch
January 1, 2024

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