Incremental progress

I'm finding myself weirdly mindful of - and emotionally attached to - making "progress" in everything I do. I love how I can read just a few pages in a book, and nothing can take those few pages of progress away from me. I can walk away, pick up the book a little later, and still be a few pages ahead. I'm not transfixed on finishing the book (but with enough progress, I will!) but instead content with progress.

When writing notes such as these, the idea of incrementally progressing towards a vast collection of writing is wonderfully motivating. Only I can delete a word, a sentence, or an entire post.

This is not a novel observation of course - in fact it's been successfully gamified (ever get lost for several hours playing Cookie Clicker?)

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This is where I collect my thoughts. Inspired by Andy Matuschak and, in some ways, the Zettelkasten - I jot down my thoughts and make no attempt to index them. There is no list of recent posts. They are only discoverable when they are linked to and from. Here is what I'm currently working on / thinking about: A new BASIC programming language Incremental progress Building jot Authoring notes This collection contains {notes} notes linked together {links} times with {words} total words.