In case you’re confused by Wednesday’s post, YES, I’m still going to post a #FridayFeed from time to time! Just because I don’t want to be just a curator doesn’t mean I’m not gonna share some cool links with you people!
Submitted for your perusal: 10 posts worth checking out this weekend.
- Given the concerns in recent years over email privacy and security, Max Chafkin over at Bloomberg suggests you buy and maintain a private email server. If you’re worried about security, this may be a good option…unless you’re a government official–in which case, I in NO WAY recommend doing this. Just so we’re clear.
- Another tech hack: Brian Renshaw shows you how to get email newsletters delivered to your RSS feed instead of your inbox. I don’t mind this myself, because I tend to treat email lists differently than blogs, but if you find yourself overwhelmed, it may be a helpful approach!
- Cal Newport reminds us that our brains are not multi-threaded, and that there is a cost to “multi-tasking.”
- Another Newport post, this time describing a different kind of “social media” platform–one that is limited in scope and membership, with a high entry gate and a focused purpose. Makes you wonder how this can be replicated for other subgroups/specialties…
- I haven’t read any of Randy Newman’s books (not that Randy Newman), but this review from Jesse Johnson at Cripplegate of Newman’s newest book, Unlikely Converts, is really selling me.
- If only Aaron Burr had been able to hear Seth Godin’s advice…things might have turned out differently.
- This post by Jordan Standridge was a gutpunch to some of my biggest excuses for not sharing the Gospel with family and coworkers.
- Every so often, I come back to this classic 25-year-old (!) article by Henry Rollins–usually when I need motivation to get my tail to the gym. (Note: strong language, obviously, since it’s Rollins.)
- I think Ann Handley is becoming my new Jeff Goins–someone whose posts I must compulsively share because they’re so good! This time, Ann describes the PANDA guide to vivid writing. Follow these steps if you want your writing to be full of panda mystery.
Hope you find something useful here. If you do, maybe pop into the comments below and let me know? That would help a lot. Thanks.