Monday, February 3, 2014

Week 5

Harlem rooftops  |  Week 5 on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.blogspot.com
Happy February! Let's dig right in, shall we?
  • I'm all for (basically) free insurance through R's union, but making me wait 1.5 hours for a doctor one day (which turned out to be for naught, since the office neglected to tell me key thing that was required for appointment) and then three and a half (!) two days later (mind you, also a 40-minute train ride away to Harlem) is a bit rude, no?  Dislike.
  • So naturally, the highlight of the week was a Mexican date night with R at Fonda (of course) and an evening with the baby (well, actually watching R with the baby since he totally hogged him!) at my mom's. Since it was at her place, the evening also included a Goan dinner, so really three good things this week.
  • And making the in-betweener-moments enjoyable, have you heard of Medium? It's a story site built on a smart (or odd) premise:

    "Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, beautiful, collaborative, and it helps you find the right audience for whatever you have to say."

    You can follow certain channels (like, Coffee Time, Productivity, The Art of Happiness, etc.), and then read articles written by well-known people as well as "normal" ones on that topic. The focus is on the words—so the site is stark, with large print, and hardly any imagery once you get past the headline. You have to go look at it or Google it see what others say to get what they're up to, but the reason I mention it is that I absolutely love that each article is presented with a notation that tells you how long the story will take you to read. The 3-4 minutes are perfect for mini work breaks.
One year ago: Sybaritic weekend & Manifest month 1: January

8 comments :

  1. Medium, very interesting... I've been checking out Somewhere - it's like instagram+linkedin you share what you're 'working on' and see what others are doing and perhaps happy opportunities to collaborate could arise.

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    1. Ooo, Somewhere sounds verrry interesting. Will take a look, thanks!

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  2. One of our *neighbors* just introduced us to one of her friends who wrote a story on medium (another possible love beyond borders candidate) so icertainly seems to be growing..

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    1. Oh really? Would love to read—could you share the link?

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    2. https://medium.com/p/70b2ad53f715 - so the post is actually more about about the friend who is collaborating with artzoco and how it came to be... a way to shop "local" globally. She has a love beyond borders story that our *neighbor* is referring us to, but it the post doesn't speak to it. We'll have to draw that story out sometime down the line!

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  3. I wonder if it's sort of a movement away from the picture heavy aspect of most blogs!

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    1. I had the same thought, too! Something to said for sharp, to-the-point, bite-size chunks of news/wit/insight. I really enjoy the starkness of it for just that reason!

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J.