Read to collect the dots, write to connect them. - David Perell
I have a bunch of dots collected already from reading a lot of books and writing a decent number of short-form articles. I’m now moving to the connection phase where I’m finding related ideas and building on them. Otter helps me connect those seamlessly.
Talking is a great way to overcome writer’s block. In just a few minutes, magic happens - I get a lot of clarity about a topic by talking into the Otter app.
I now start walking to get in the flow, press record on the mobile app, and start talking. The transcribed ideas work as an outline for my long-form articles. It’s a legit superpower.
This workflow is the best upgrade to my toolbox this year by far. I might also experiment with voice journaling down the line. It feels like a good way to take a snapshot of my thoughts on the go.
Until We Meet Again…