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Being Wise with Readwise

This post is about how I make the best of Readwise.io, a service that works with your notes and highlights to enhance recall, reflection, inspiration, and creation. If you don’t already use Readwise, I highly recommend it! You and I both get a free month with my affiliate code. As you can see, I use Readwise consisently: I will cover: Getting Things In: making all your highlights and notes available Making Highlights and Notes: tips for capture and organizing Getting Things Out: making backups and data available in your notes system Working with Ideas: making the most of your highlights and notes Getting Things In My first principle for Readwise is:

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🔎 First 24 Hours of Trailcam

21 squirrel sightings 7 ring-tailed mini bear sightings, at least 2 raccoons 4 Canada geese sightings, at least 2 geese 4 deer sightings, at least 2 deer 2 river otter sightings? 1 great blue heron sighting 1 coyote sighting 1 platypus sighting 😆

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2021 Recommendations - Listening 🎶🎙

As I mentioned in my 2021 Product & Service Recommendations, I primarily use Plex + Plexamp for listening to music (and Marvis Pro on the go), and track listens in Last.fm. I listen to podcasts in Overcast.fm. I’ll cover a little bit about my listening habits, then share top albums and top podcasts. Music Overview Here’s a rough map of my top genres over the year: If none of those genres are of interest to you, you may just want to skip down to podcasts, otherwise you’re going to be scratching your head (or even recoiling) at a bunch of “weird music”.

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2021 Recommendations - Reading 📚🗞

Note: I’ve collected the recommended books from this post on this bookshop list, where possible. It is an affiliate link (though you can and should change to your local favorite bookshop), but if you buy any of them via my storefront, I will put that money back into getting more books and sharing the good ones. I read 48 books in 2021. As I mentioned in my 2021 service recommendations I use StoryGraph to track reading, so you can see an overview of my reading there.

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The Future Is Unwritten - Wilde

As mentioned in a previous post, I received a new journal with quotes on the recto pages. I decided I would write short reflections on these, and sometimes I will share them to my blog. Here’s the first: “Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.” -Oscar Wilde

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