Four years

Notes on week 874

With these weeknotes I track and archive whatever it is I spend my time on. They’re public so you can keep me in check.

Nearly four years ago, after week 666 of my independent working life, I got going with these weeknotes. Hubbub’s Kars Alfrink had set the example, after Berg’s Matt Webb had set it for him.

It’s proved a very useful tool for a sole propietorship to structure its dealings. During normal weeks I sit down on Mondays to go through the previous week (what went well, what didn’t, and why) and plan for the week ahead. This then takes the practical form of weeknotes and a new spread in my notebook, with broadly prioritized projects and tasks.

These days I wouldn’t know where my time went without my weeknotes. That they’re published online for all to see is really just a byproduct, although I guess it helps to keep it honest.

I liked reading edition 666 again. Back then I wrote an article that’s still a favorite; I’ve been doing a lot less journalism since. Actually, three of the publications I was involved with don’t exist anymore, including my own, which I had huge ambitions for before closing it down a year later. And though I mention some fiction writing and working for Toki Tori 2, the hybrid writer hadn’t been invented yet.

Well, let’s keep a good thing going and recap last week. I…

Average step count per day: 10.207
Average staircase count per day: 11
Average sleep per night: 7:26
Average weight: 88,4 kg