Changing my private journalling system back to iA Writer has made a huge difference to how much I write each day. I’m not sure why that is, but I’m very glad. ๐Ÿ“”

Currently reading: The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone ๐Ÿ“š

This has been sat on my bookshelf for a long time… here’s hoping I can maintain my daily reading habit and whittle down that unread pile. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ

Finished reading: A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen ๐Ÿ“š

A heart-warming read, just what I needed if I’m honest. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I now have a date and time for an online interview via video-link later this month. Another step closer to a formal diagnosis for my autism. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿง 

After much rumination, I’ve moved all my journal entries out of Diarly and will be using iA Writer for journalling instead. I’ve set up a workflow using Hazel on the Mac to archive and organise entries for me by year and month. ๐Ÿ“”๐Ÿ“

One problem I’m having with Diarly is that not all journal entries are synched to all devices, and I’ve no idea why. :( They’re all on the Mac, but my other devices sometimes only see older entries if I update them.

I finally worked out why the homepage of this website wasn’t displaying content โ€” it turned out the blog theme needed an update. Should be fixed now.

The "One Weird Trick" of Email Productivity

People donโ€™t need a new email clientโ€™s help to become more productive at email, which always seems to be the main marketing point. Email productivity comes from you. โ€”Chris Coyier, Why Do Email Apps Struggleโ€ฆ?! Not a surprise to me, I figured this out myself a few years ago. Turned out I mainly needed to unsubscribe from lots of emails I didn’t need, and reduce the frequency of those that weren’t from actual people.

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Focus Regained(?)

While I love my iPhone SE and iPad Mini 4, one thing I don’t love is the time I spend on those devices, and in particular the time spent procrastinating. This past week I started cutting down the number of apps I have on both devices. For starters, no more mobile games. Even ones like Good Sudoku, Knotword and I Love Hue which don’t actively try to hold my attention.

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Taking NetNewsWire, apps off my iPhone and iPad. While convenient, they’re also what I’m reaching for before bedtime and first thing in the morning. That’s time I could be spending doing exercise and journalling.