Happy new year! 🎉
This is the first newsletter of 2019, and I wanted to do something a little different. Many of you have subscribed in the last few weeks, and I couldn't be more thrilled.
But I want to know why. 🤔
What are you hoping to gain from this newsletter?
One of the main reasons I started Original Copy is to push more value out into the world. But as the creator, I can't define what's valuable. Only you can.
What type of content are you interested in?
When I write on the blog I tend to get very verbose, and the topics are always technical. Almost tutorial-like. That won't work here.
I've taken to talking more about the human side of programming and productivity. But that may not be your thing! What are you interested in reading?
What are you working on this year?
If you're like me you've got a backlog of project ideas ready to be messed with. Maybe a new language you're hoping to learn. Are you moving the dial a little bit each day, or are you struggling to get going?
I look forward to hearing from ya!
Seriously good stuff
Trying to improve your writing skills? This one's cool. The Most Dangerous Writing App is a pretty simple concept. Keep writing. If you stop for more than 5 seconds all your progress will be lost!
This may not be ideal if you're trying to compose a novel, but if the act of writing is an idea generator for you, this is a great exercise. Consider it a mind dump. 💩
As I've stated before, I'm a huge fan of Zeit. I've used
now in the past, but only for experiments. I'm using it for a side project currently and holy crap. Serverless functions. Monorepo support. Easy deployment. I mean the list goes on. How does that 90's Smashmouth record go? "I'm a believer!".
Talk to you next week,
Happy coding! 👾