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By Sébastien Dubois • Issue #66 • View online
Hello everyone! I’m Sébastien Dubois, your host. You’re receiving this email because you signed up for DeveloPassion’s Newsletter. Thank you for being here with me ✨
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Welcome to the 66th edition
Another week, another newsletter! I hope that you all had a great one 🤩
Welcome to all the new readers ❤️

The Lab 🧪
This week, the Obsidian Starter Kit broke a new record: 100 sales! 🎉
I sold 44 copies in the last 30 days: $700. I also dared writing about the project on the Obsidian subreddit. I wasn’t too confident because I didn’t want to get banned (I really enjoy discovering the posts over there). Luckily I wasn’t slapped because of it, and it apparently caught the attention of Eleanor Konik, the community manager behind the Obsidian Roundup newsletter. She was kind enough to mention the Obsidian Starter Kit in the latest edition.
Next to that, I sold 14 copies of the PKM Library during the last 30 days, bringing in $275.
The PKM subreddit slowly approaches the 300 members mark. It’s not a numbers game, but compound growth does help with the sales, in addition to increasing the number of cool conversations I’m having ❤️
I thought about a new tiny experiment to launch: an Obsidian plugin to easily publish notes to Ghost and/or Medium. I’ve written a short design document, and will probably try to build that during a weekend… I will probably not monetize that one, but it will surely help me publish more easily :)
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Cool. Apparently, I've made >3K on Medium.

I keep publishing new content, but a big chunk of the revenue comes from articles I wrote back in 2020. Referred members are also cool; I've actually got some MRR right there 😂 https://t.co/kfVN7EAMtD
I’ve made ~$3.5K so far on Medium. While I was writing my tech articles back in 2020 I remember feeling bad because my articles were just being “ignored”. I almost gave up, thinking that it wasn’t worth all the effort. In retrospect, it just took some time for compound growth to kick in.
There’s an important delay/distance between the moment when you create something and the moment when the effects are really obvious.
My reach on Medium alone
My reach on Medium alone
I’ve almost reached 700K views. So, those “invisible” articles ended up getting the attention they deserved after all.
Things I've learned this week
Some of the things I've learned this week
Some of the things I've learned this week
Here are some ideas I found interesting:
  • Linus’ law
  • Aldous Huxley’s writing about humans and islands, enlightenment, life, and ego
  • Concept handles
  • Shared responsibility requires complete accountability
  • Documents are prisons for ideas
  • How to go from collector to creator
  • LATCH
  • Five Hat Racks
If there’s one you want to know more about, tell me. I’ll publish it 🎉
Recent articles
No new articles this week
Quotes of the week
  • “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist”
  • “Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect”
Tips of the week
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If you never go to production, production can't go down!
How cool is that?!
Spaces: dalle-mini / dalle-mini Copied like 732 Running
Thinking and learning links of the week
Obsidian Roundup - Your Weekly Recap of All Things Obsidian | News & Guides : ObsidianMD
Personal Knowledge Management With Zettelkasten - ProductivityCast
GitHub - reorx/obsidian-paste-image-rename: Rename pasted images and all the other attchments added to the vault
Intrusive Thoughts and Overthinking: The Skill of Cognitive Defusion 20/30
Tech links of the week
How Lerna just got 10x faster!. TL;DR: We released a new beta version… | by Juri Strumpflohner | May, 2022 | Nrwl
Ultimate Terminal Setup for Web Developers
GitHub - PlasmoHQ/plasmo: The browser extension framework
The “dark yellow problem” in design system color palettes
That’s all folks!
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