Blogging With Pocket

Well, not exactly blogging. “Updating J’s Notes” is probably a more accurate description. I’ve created an IFTTT applet that pushes through appropriately tagged bookmarks I save in Pocket to J’s Notes. It’s not perfect, but it’s a way of sharing some of the stuff I’ve found interesting with a wider audience. The lack of context may mean I’ll have to update later why I thought it worth sharing (see: Metablogging… – a 2003 writeup on “Writing for the Web” about precisely the kind of blogging I’ve found myself doing more often than not – blogging about blogging) but other times it works alright. Either way, fresh content! You’re welcome.

Chris Ware It’s pretty simple, I sit down and I draw

Can you talk us a bit through the process of creating and how that itself changed over the duration of the novel?

It’s pretty simple: I sit down and I draw. More often than not, though, I get up and wander around and do anything I can to avoid sitting down and drawing. But once I do, again, the drawings tell me what to do, and I try to listen to them, in the same way that a writer tries to get caught up in the flow of his or her words on a page. Drawing comics is a little less like carpentry and a little more like gardening; it takes patience and a lot of time and self-doubt and trust. I spend about a week drawing two pages, after which I enjoy a brief (+/- 15 minutes) of relief before the anxiety sets in knowing I have to start all over again.

Via WePresent

A very simple rule

I have a very simple rule that serves me well: Don’t think too much about your life after dinnertime. Thinking too much at the end of the day is a recipe for despair. Everything looks better in the light of the morning. Cliché, maybe, but it works.

Via Austin Kleon

Most importantly:

“Deal with problems in daylight.” That’s one to remember.