Secret Surprise, Soon
Ana and I are waiting for something special to arrive next week.
Another Sunday, Another Naive Weekly — Observations From The Internet Wilderness.
I’m contemplating initiating a small, closed space to talk about personal projects. It could be a Slack group or a Discord server: an informal place to share ongoing thoughts on the different projects I am working on, like the second season of Penpal Café.
It would be incredible if you’d bring your personal projects to the space too. I prefer dialogue to monologue. If you are interested in joining, please leave your email address using this form, and I’ll get back to you. I think I’ll make it happen if we are 3-8 people.
I have no aspiration to live without my computer, mobile phone, or the AirPods that Ana got me this week. Yet, it is reassuring to read about an accomplished poet who insists on writing with pen and paper, and who does not own a computer. Technology is ubiquitous, not inevitable. The same goes for social media.
“This is a webpage. There is not much here. Just words,” writes Justin Jackson on his basic website from 2013. I’m unsure if I agree with the conclusion; that words are the core of web design. Why can’t it be interdependent? And after all, on his website, the text only design amplifies his words. Still, I believe spending more time on defining your message widens the possibility for the websites you make.
As teased in the introduction, Ana and I are working on launching the second season of Penpal Café next weekend, including a secret surprise. The best decision when it comes to this specific project was to let the café open and close depending on our availability. Just because the internet is operating 24/7/365 doesn’t mean that you also have to. In this short post, Winnie Lim makes the case for why we should break the productivity chain and work with seasons. Amen.
Make your own one minute park. Share it with Elliott.
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Last week this letter was sent to 767 people. Thirtyone are crazy enough to chip in every month/year to support me making time to write. Logo by Studio Hollywood. Print by Luka. Photograph by Ana Santl.