that article. Do yourself a favour and skip over it, unless you’re really into voluntarily exposing yourself to existential dread and anxiety.
It really threw me off for a few days there, but after talking with some mates (uno who you are, thanks guys) and doing a bit more reading into it, I found some answers.
- If you’re already famous, just try not to think about it lol
- If you’re not, try pursing niche fame instead
- Earn a living by having 1000 true fans, instead of 1 million
I think most people want to become famous, it’s deeply engrained in our culture.
Idk about you, but after reading all of that, it feels like a massive weight off of my chest. Fame is no longer a goal that’s rummaging around in my mind.
From here on out I’m gonna do my best to fly under the radar and just focus on this newsletter & my projects.
I can’t help but notice, you’re reading this. You know my face, you know my full name, hell, you might even know my address.
I’m sure I can trust you though ;)
It’s funny, despite all of that, for some crazy fucking reason I still feel like doing an old-school devlog for this upcoming game once it’s finished. I’ve just got an itch, it must be scratched.
One final video?
Who knows. Don’t get too excited now.
I ain’t gonna sit here and pretend like my week has been earth-shatteringly amazing.
This isn’t an Instagram feed.
Without shitty days, weeks, months, years, we wouldn’t have a reference point for the good ones.
So suffice to say, this hasn’t been the best week. But right as I was drowning in overdue projects, unanswered questions, and a healthy dose of existential dread - this guide on journaling
graciously floated into my life (thanks Salman, n thanks Camilo)
I had been journaling for a while now, ever since I started using Obsidian
, but I haven’t made a solid practice out of it.
Here’s are my late night note-taking brain’s thoughts:
“This is so fucking good. I’ve been missing the point to journaling this whole time, I get narrowed in on a specific type of journaling (like just writing logically about my day), when there’s really all these different types that add up together to give you a snapshot of yourself in time. Amazing.”
My favourite take-away from the article is:
“Journaling is a microscope, a telescope, a compass, and a map. All at once.”
That’s definitely another core habit goin on the ol’ list.
Like I said, not my best week.
It’s a mixture of me setting my goals way too high and just my general headspace after being a bit shook by that whole fame issue.
The project I set for myself this week was to have building fully fleshed out and implemented. Which in hindsight, was way too ambiguous.
I got off to a pretty great start. Like I mentioned earlier, Excalidraw is just bloody amazing, especially in this prototype context. I realised I could dead set just export the individual components from the app and use them as assets for the prototype.