#1: Hello Weeknotes


Awhile ago I gave weeknotes a shot. I wrote exactly one weeknote and never did it again, mostly because I couldn’t be bothered to actually write the weeknotes.

But since this is using my new fancy notion-powered blog, I’m hopefull that I’ll actually be able to keep the habit this time. I think a big barrier before was having to open the repo containing this site, creating a new file, making sure the headers were right, and then actually writing stuff.

Currently, I almost always have notion open. I’ve been a big fan of todoist as a “second brain” application for 3 years now, but I’ve always had issues with long term idea storage in todoist. Starting a few months ago, I added notion for long term, non task related storage. Since then I’ve turned it into my daily dashboard for just about everything.

The result is for pretty much every programming thing I do I have a notion page with a bunch of notes about what I did, error messages, and links to the resources I used. And now I can just tab over to my weeknotes throught the week and put some thoughts in here.

I’m excited for the possibilities this opens up for writing more. Earlier this week I was able to put the finishing touches on my factorio article while hanging out on the couch, using my phone!