Last year I attempted to build in public - doing this alongside my full-time work and family commitments was tiring and in the end I couldn’t be arsed. It was annoying. Everything I was doing was being framed as “how can I package this up as content” or “how can I get people to engage with this”. It didn’t sit well with me and it was exhausting.
So I’ve been thinking if I could come up with a system to still be active on social, share things that may be useful to others but with the minimum of effort (I’m a big fan of minimal effort). With that I’m starting my own little SaaSE experiment - Social as a Side Effect - I’m going to be creating a system that automates and shares content that I would be creating for myself anyway and sharing it if it is even the tiniest bit interesting.
- I already document and save links I find interesting to Pinboard - what if I automatically tweet the ones that I think others will find useful?
- I already document some of the automations I use so I don’t forget - what if they can be useful to others? Could I share this documentation with a small amount of tweaking? Could the ideas I write down or journal about be shared?
- I already summarise the books I read and take notes - what if these could be helpful to others?
So I’ve started that from today. In fact I wrote this in Obsidian and my system has shared to you without me doing a thing. Like I’m some kind of freakishly cool robot from the future.