This is my self-improvement journey, both personally and professionally.
Building a System on Airtable That Tracks What I Consume
On February of 2019, I wanted to track the podcasts I listen to, the videos I watch and the articles I read. I figured out that Airtable was a great solution for this. For over a month, I experimented with it until I got a system I liked.
You can click the button bellow to see it. I also wrote a guide for it.
I started the challange of running at least one mile a day on March 20, 2018. I decided to document my journey publicly on Instagram, where I show how much I ran each day.
I wanted to do this because I thought it was a great way to develop discipline and healthy habits. Before this, I only ran about two times a week.
At first it was just a 30 day challange, but after accomplishing that, I just didn't want to stop. I ended up with 150 consecutive days of running.
Through this challenge I've learned to love running and to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. I've also lost weight and feel a lot more energetic in any given day.
This is a website I made for my local running club. I wanted people to discover, learn about, and join the club easily. Especially people who wanted to pick up running as a hobby but were struggling to do so. (I was one of those people until I found this club.)
I also wanted to use this as an opportunity to become familiar with WordPress page builders. (specifically Thrive Architect)
With this project I learned a bit about how to design an appealing website that converts and how to communicate with the people I'm making the website for.
I also learned that there is pretty much no limit to the things a non-techie could do with a website; all you have to do is find the right tools.
Smart Archery is an affiliate site I created in 2015. In it, I wrote crossbow reviews.
It was my first attempt at creating something of value (aka non-school related).
With this project I learned about building websites, SEO, keyword research, product research, and writing for a specific audience.
At its peak, Smart Archery received more than 3,000 monthly clicks through Google and $700 in earnings.
After creating my database of everything I consumed, I found myself looking for a convenient way to share it with other people. I decided that having a dedicated website was a good way of doing it.
I created this website using Carrd.co and Airtable.