100: Recap X
Some lessons learned, 100 weeks in.
Today marks 100 Fire Jars.
This builds on recap IX and covers :
- Three high points
- What's next?
- The last ten weeks
Thanks for the support!
Three high points
Things that make me happy: Creating consistently, collaborating with awesome people, and connecting with Fire Jar readers.
1/ Creating a lot.
I've published 31,775 words here.
Hundreds of drawings, three podcasts, 35 videos, two mini-courses, ten retrospectives etc.
Most fell short.
Some even failed spectacularly!
But it still felt good to ship consistently.
I showed up every Monday, even when it was hard.
2/ Getting your email responses.
My main metric for the newsletter = number of quality replies it generates.
Did it spark a conversation?
If so, great success.
Past mailbags :
1: On creativity
2: Responses to "Life is a Jumble"
3: Responses to "Exponential Patience"
4: Responses to "Imaginary Pie"
5: Responses to "Different Scales"
6: Responses to "Top Regrets"
7: Responses to "Tech Epochs"
8: On timeless skills and knowledge
9: On mindful movement
10: On the value of creative practice
I hope you'll keep writing.
3/ Awesome collaborators!
Neige, Cory, Lucas, Emily, Matt, Doug, Erica, Steve, Jay, my Mom, Paul M, Jen, #kinfo1k, Jeremy, Tareef, Ray, my Gramma, Paul H, Avi, Ben, Chris, Kory etc.
[ + many others ]
Everyone added energy and inspiration.
Also: It was fun to see your drawings.
I plan to relax the weekly cadence.
Goal: Carve out space for more experiments. Try new things.
Explore themes in greater depth. Test out more interactive mini-courses: Simple sequences with daily prompts. Short multimedia invitations. Delivered by email.
A friend says:
In an opt-in world, where you devote your energy is a signal to others about what matters to you."
Thanks for opting in.
open to your suggestions.
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