Business: What a month for business and learning! I took my first foray into the wonderful world of e-publishing, compiling my favourite posts from the last ten years into a PDF called “Stories from My Twenties”. And people voted with their dollars! Wow. I have to explore this further. Along the way, I discovered that I enjoy writing, editing, and formatting e-books. I’m looking forward to learning even more as I work on an EPUB version, and perhaps even learn how to build an index and other useful tools for reading.
I started up my delegation experiments again, and I’ve been having lots of success with data entry and accounting. I’m looking forward to working with a developer, too. Expanding my capabilities!
Drawing: I haven’t been drawing nearly as much, but I did make it out to three meetups at which I took sketchnotes. I like sketching meetups. I learn, connect with people, and help other people learn. I don’t have to worry as much about copyright issues compared to, say, summarizing a book. I did pick up Camtasia Studio 8, though, so I might use that to start experimenting with sketchcasts.
Plans for next month: In July, I’d like to deliver a talk, sketchnote three more events, learn more about EPUBs, and put together a small graphical ad for my book. I’m also looking forward to learning more about accounting. Whee!
- The Shy Connector: Thinking about the difficulties people encounter
- Working on getting better at calendars
- Making lists of things I do so that I can learn more about delegation
- Experiment! Stories from My Twenties PDF
- Numbers from rereading more than ten years of my blog
- Making progress on my book of highlights!
- Business update: Four months in!
- Not getting overwhelmed by learning, no siree
- Still working on that shift from services to products
- Quantified Awesome: Back to buying our own fruits and vegetables
- How I track my time, and how I’d like to
- Quantified Awesome: Analyzing my cellphone data
- Emacs: Chatting with John Wiegley about the cool things he does with Emacs
- Making GNU Emacs play well on Microsoft Windows 7
- Emacs braindump from John Wiegley =)
- Using Emacs Org for grocery lists and batch cooking
- Things that I’ve used Emacs for
- Literate programming and my Emacs configuration file
- Sketchnotes: Sandra Emilia Calderaro, Multilingual Kids; Andres D’Imperio, Creative Design (Small Business Network @ Toronto Reference Library)
- #torontob2b: Sean O’Donovan on managing content for lead generation + Q&A with Ben Harrison and Scott Armstrong
- The Virtual Self: Nora Young at Third Tuesday Toronto
- Relearning QWERTY
- Tips for making the most of the Toronto Public Library
- The weekends are just packed