I recently discovered weeknotes, and I am excited. Extremely short posts (one or two lines, like a tweet) feel too anemic to me for a blog, even after making titles optional, and now here’s a lovely way to handle that: bundle several small posts into a longer, less frequent, more substantial post. Has a nice feel to it, almost like an issue of a magazine.
Some discussion on weeknotes I dug up as I scoured the web:
- Matt Webb on the pre-history of weeknotes
- Sam Villis on the why of weeknotes
- Matt Jukes, also on the why of weeknotes
And here are some of the people whose weeknotes I’ve come across so far (why so many of them are in the UK I do not know, but being an anglophile I also don’t mind in the least):
- Nat Buckley
- Tom Stuart
- Amy Hupe
- Mark Boulton
- Weiwei Hsu
- Si Jobling
- Andrew Doran
- Alice Bartlett (as mentioned in an earlier links post)
These feel humanizing to me in a way that scrolling through Facebook/etc. doesn’t. It’s wonderful.
So of course I’m now planning to start writing some myself, probably on Fridays. It’s unclear at this point which types of posts will end up in weeknotes vs. on their own, but that’ll all work itself out eventually.
Lastly: if you find other weeknotes you enjoy reading (or if you start writing your own), let me know!