Here are some interesting things I’ve collected from around the World Wide Webiverse over the last 6 months. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
- If you have to use Zoom during this season of remote meetings and work, you really need to read this short post by Seth Godin. So, so, so practical. If everyone followed these tips, Zoom would be less frustrating to work with. (He also has some suggestions if you use Slack for work, as well.)
- In fact, let’s go ahead and get some more Godin highlights out of the way: perspective, cheap chocolate, snoozing your email, and the power of margins.
- This article from back in October provides a very important reminder: social media (and Twitter, specifically) is a very, very small slice of society. It would be wise to keep that in perspective in the coming months.
- Also file under: Social Media.
- I had posted a video by this Youtuber in the past talking about what it’s like for people who don’t know the “language” of playing video games to try to play them. This time, he takes a deeper dive into the open-world adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and considers how different people approach problem-solving. I found this analysis to be intriguing, as someone who takes how he plays video games for granted. (Note: There may be strong language–it’s been a while since I’ve watched it all the way through, but I seem to recall that.)
- Speaking of video games, I’ve mentioned before that I find video game music (VGM) to be a great work soundtrack. This one was one of my favorite mixes from the fall.
- I mentioned yesterday that I’m reading Jeramie Rinne’s book on church elders (which I would definitely recommend to those starting out as elders/pastors). Here, Rinne recommends ways you can pray for your pastor/elders.
- Samuel Sey is just a good writer, y’all. Goodness.
- Some great work in recent months by Cal Newport: First, here’s a tip about having a “phone foyer” that’s worth a think. Next, he proposed the idea of an “analog month” back in January, but it’s ever too late to start. Finally, he provides some really powerful food for thought: a simple way to begin cultivating a “deep life.”
- Oooh! The Take! So hot! So spicy!
- Is Supernatural Sexist?—There are certainly some things I disagree with in this piece by Kristen Devine over at Ordinary Times (differences in worldview and whatnot), but I found her analysis/defense of male-focused narrative to be pretty informative, from a writing/storytelling standpoint. Worth a look if you’re into that sort of thing.
That’s all I got this week. Have a good weekend, stay safe and healthy, and we’ll see you down the road!