Publishing automation

This is the first note in a series on publishing automation.

I think there’s a productivity gap in how we write articles and publish to the web. The tools that we feel the most productive writing with are usually not the same tools that we use to effectively manage and publish content. Some examples of this:

These scenarios have a number of assumptions, but put side by side, a pattern emerges. If we could write where we’re most productive and publish from there, I think we’d have the greatest shot at keeping the crucial momentum of writing going.

The project

What if the tools we use could talk to each other seamlessly? Over the last few months, I tinkered on an automated workflow tailored to the way I write, manage and publish notes on this site. In the next few articles I’ll talk in greater depth about each step of the process:

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