Now page (for February 2024)

What are you up to right now? How would you summarize this to someone you haven’t spoken to in a year? I’m starting a monthly “now” page for what’s happening in my life, so I can share it with others who are interested. It’s at spudart.org/now.

2,950 people have a “/now” page. The idea started with Derek Sivers.

Most websites have a link that says “about”. It goes to a page that tells you something about the background of this person or business. For short, people just call it an “about page”.

Most websites have a link that says “contact”. It goes to a page that tells you how to contact this person or business. For short, people just call it a “contact page”.

So a website with a link that says “now” goes to a page that tells you what this person is focused on at this point in their life. For short, we call it a “now page”.

See examples by browsing nownownow.com.

Here is my “now” page…

February 2024 Now

Updated February 1, 2024, from Glen Ellyn, IL USA

Daily habits

  • Blogging a creative thing every day on spudart.org. Even if it’s a super short note. Instead of posting the idea to social media first, I’m posting it to my site first.
  • Getting back into the habit of emailing daily photos to my family.

Family

  • Making print photo albums. I take 10,000 – 20,000 photos a year, and yet I have no annual photo albums.
  • Helping my daughter make thank-you cards for her Girl Scout cookie customers.
  • Record videos of my kids talking about the art they make.

Reading

Teaching

Pondering

  • A radio station that plays entire albums.
  • Making shoes that leave footprints that look like the original astronaut footprints left on the Moon 40+ years ago.
  • What type of baseball art I’d like to make and sell. (When I should really just get back into making fun scorecards and let it build from there)

Eating

  • Less sugar, less Goldfish crackers
  • Celery as snacks

Home

  • Taking down icicle lights (I’m using the January snow as an excuse for why I haven’t taken them down)

Listening

Watching

  • Just started Ahsoka. I’m on S1E2. (I finished Rebels)

I hope to update this list monthly. Although, I imagine some of these items might repeat from month-to-month. We’ll see.

(Inspired by Derek Sivers and other such pages such as Odelia Chan)

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