#1 Introduction to Sunday Scribbles

Recently, I felt the need to do something consistently for mental clarity. In the internet age just like everyone else, I consume a ton of content online – from tweets to articles, videos and podcasts. The question is – Am I really able to incorporate the information I consume into my life? Consumption overload is useless especially when I wasn’t able to put the ideas and inspirations to use.

Tiago Forte, the founder of the Forte Labs has introduced something impactful to my life. It’s the concept of building a Second Brain. It ideally means a place where you compile all your highlights from various places for your future self. A brain outside your body where you store the insights. Here’s how he explains this:

“Building A Second Brain is a methodology for saving and systematically reminding us of the ideas, inspirations, insights, and connections we’ve gained through our experience. It expands our memory and our intellect using the modern tools of technology and networks. This methodology is not only for preserving those ideas but turning them into reality. It provides a clear, actionable path to creating a “second brain” – an external, centralized, digital repository for the things you learn and the resources from which they come.”

This inspired me to start this newsletter. I’m not an expert but I believe in sharing what I know and what’s a better way to do that than a personal newsletter? I decided to call this “Sunday Scribbles” because I'll be sharing my scribblings — a collection of thoughts, personal anecdotes, and musings from the past week and the name because it's meant to be a casual project. 

Also, just like people cut out useful clippings from publications and store them for future reference, I want to compile clippings and insights from various articles, podcasts and books that I found worth sharing during my Internet explorations in this newsletter.

Another purpose of this newsletter is to make me more consistent with writing online. I want to take writing more seriously, not for anyone else but myself and the best way to do so is to keep writing. Excuse me if some weeks I just decide to share a random quote or a tosh palaver. My goal right now is to stick to this habit with discipline and improve over time. Growth is slow but consistency is the key.

The newsletter will ideally start with a letter-style essay letting you know some cool learnings that you might find useful. In this essay, I’ll also be adding the links to any new articles or book notes I have published during the week.

This issue was just an introduction to the series of emails you’ll be receiving every week since you’ve decided to subscribe (Thank you very much!). I’d love it if you shared this newsletter with a friend who would find it interesting.