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Graphic Design and Typography. Sleep. Zen habits. ‘Men must live and create.

zen habits

Live to the point of tears.’ ~Albert Camus. Carte heuristique. The simple two-step process. Step one: Open all doors.

The simple two-step process

Learn a little about a lot. Consider as many options as possible, then add more. Step two: Relentlessly dismiss, prune and eliminate. Your Emails are Too Long. ‘If you can’t write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don’t have a clear idea.’

Your Emails are Too Long

~David Belasco Post written by Leo Babauta. One of the worst problems I’ve seen when people send me emails is amazingly common: they’re way too long. I’m a fairly busy guy, but who isn’t busy? I try to be responsive but when I get an incredibly long email there is no way I’ll answer quickly. Gawker’s redesign cuts traffic in half. When Gawker.com launched a big redesign in February 2011, its traffic halved.

Gawker’s redesign cuts traffic in half

That can happen because even when you do good things, people don’t like change. It can take them a while to adapt to the new environment. So, assuming for a moment the Gawker redesign was a good thing, have things picked up again? “Turns out, according to Gawker's public statistics, things are much, much worse than was originally reported,” The Atlantic states. “Yes, the redesign cut traffic in half almost instantly, but instead of coming back, even more readers left the site behind.” Mutinerie : Libres ensemble. Créer, trouver et exploiter les blogs (Olivier Ertzscheid)