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#674: Workflows with Shawn Blanc

January 8th, 2023 · 96 minutes

Shawn Blanc left his job back in 2011 to become a full-time writer. Twelve years later, he's the mastermind behind sites like The Focus Course and The Sweet Setup and more. Stephen and David ask him about that journey and how he's grown his operation from a solo venture to a team running multiple projects.

Guest Starring: Shawn Blanc

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Mac Power Users Feedback - Relay FM
Shawn Blanc
Colophon – Shawn Blanc
Shawn Blanc (@shawnblanc) / Twitter
Tools and Toys
The Focus Course
Focus Like a Boss — The Focus Course
The Sweet Setup
MacBook Air with M1 chip - Apple
Studio Display - Apple
Keychron Q2 QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard
Clicky Keyboards – Shawn Blanc
Apple Extended Keyboard II | John Gruber on Flickr
Thirty Months with a 12-inch PowerBook G4 – Shawn Blanc
The 12-inch PowerBook G4 - 512 Pixels on YouTube
Otter - Voice Meeting Notes & Real-time Transcription
Marco Polo
Great Expectations – Shawn Blanc

"What do you write as the very first post on the first day of your new job as a full-time writer? I have no idea."

Writers I Read: Shawn Blanc – 512 Pixels

Stephen's interview of Shawn from January 2012.

The Matrix (1999) - Bullet Time Scene - YouTube
Apple’s plans to cut apps out of its affiliate program may shut down independent iOS news sites - The Verge
Reader’s Setup: Stephen Hackett – Shawn Blanc

Stephen's setup from October 2009. Those SoundSticks were retired just a few weeks ago!

World-Class, On-Demand Courses for Apple Users – The Sweet Setup
Find focus. Own your time. Gain traction with your goals. — Focus Accelerator
My Books - Chris Bailey
Notion Mastery
Loom: Async Video Messaging for Work
Things 3
My One Problem with Things 3 – 512 Pixels
The 2×2 Newsletter – Shawn Blanc
iA Writer