Yes, I’ve been tweeting away as usual. I can’t seem to help it – every time I come across an interesting link, I’ll generally flip it into one of my Flipboard magazines, tweet it, or send it over to Google+. Sometimes I do all three!
Unlike my last Haphazard Twitter Files post, I won’t post every link I tweeted in the past two weeks – that would be chaos! Instead, here are seven interesting links culled from my Twitter feed from the past two weeks.
- I loved, loved, loved this post on how a 365 photo project makes you a better writer. I’ve been thinking about a photo a day, mainly because I think it will help me be more present and aware when I’m out and about. I have a tendency to walk around with only my end destination in mind, and I know I miss a lot of interesting things along the way. In this post, Marisa Goudy makes a great case for how embarking on a 365-day photo project can make you a better writer. Once I get out from under the current mountain of deadlines, I’m definitely going to give it a try.
- We discovered Duolingo a while back, a wnoderful free app available for both Android and IOS systems that helps you learn a new language. Dylan’s been using it to learn French, and seeing him use it has sparked my own interest in learning a new language. Or brush up on my French. These ten tips for learning a language should come in handy.
- I’ve kept a commonplace book in the past, and Shawn Blanc’s idea of developing your own core curriculum has made me want to start keeping one again, focused on “things that speak truth to who we are, who we want to be, and what we want to do”.
- Chocolate ravioli! Need I say more?
- Even in this digital age, I still love writing things down by hand. So it was good to see that writing by hand can help out our brains. (I just wish I had neater handwriting! I’m fine when I’m going slowly, but once I start writing at a faster clip, sometimes even I don’t know what I’ve written on a reread!).
- This tongue-in-cheek article on how to be the best book club member you know had me smiling – and wishing I did belong to a IRL book club!
- I’m trying hard to shake the habit of worrying too much – it’s a lot of energy to spend on things that probably won’t happen, right? Some of these seven surprising things that can help you stop worrying did surprise me – especially the grapefruit! I’ll have to test these out to see if they really do work.
Don’t you just love all the stuff you find online?