Welcome to my PinkLetter. A short, weekly, technology-agnostic, and pink newsletter where we cultivate timeless skills about web development.
Whom did you help this week?
You know, I always used the internet to talk about myself and my craft. Not only it didn’t get much traction, but it also drained the hell out of me.
Unfortunately (for you), I haven’t stopped bragging. However, I started making friends online. Or as my design mentor would say, I re-discovered the internet from 2001 when forums and chats were the thing.
I love it—and I bet you would too:
Just this week, I talked to:
Trust me, I could go on and on.
Give it a try next week: reach out to people, say thanks and genuinely try to help.
This week, I screwed up my blood sugars:
I’m supposed to be good at this shit, still I fucked it up.
I felt it was important to share this struggle in a time where people only share their rich lives on the internet.
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