Live Workshop: Create a Personal Knowledge Repository
Learn how to turn information chaos into valuable knowledge in 3 hours.
As you may know, I have a complicated relationship with Twitter/X, which is well documented. Aside from the esoteric content I cover, the most impactful writings I’ve published, according to the feedback I’ve gotten, has been my writings on life in the digital age.
Although it may seem irrelevant to the content I’m more known for, I believe it’s all very closely related. Not only do we wage spiritual warfare every day, but we are in the midst of World War III—a battle for both our minds and our souls. We are all participants in this war to varying degrees.
“World War 3 is a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation.”
By exposing ourselves to a feed where we have little to no control over what content we encounter at any given moment, we surrender our invaluable attention to the control of algorithms. In the age of information inflation, there is a never-ending war of our attention every waking moment and not enough time in our lifespan to process even a small fraction of it.
I always wonder what Fr. Seraphim Rose would have to say about living in the digital age. I like to think he would have written at least 1 book on it, or maybe he would have a blog.
As Christians in the modern world, we strive to make sense of the esoteric symbols and ideologies that we’re exposed to on a daily basis, even just by looking at the icons on our home screen. I believe we have a responsibility to understand them, lest we fall victim to their psychological and spiritual manipulations.
Since returning to the platform in October with a new approach, the growth of this newsletter and my account has skyrocketed. My Twitter account has reached 20,000 followers and there are over 1500 fellow Reversionists subscribed to this humble newsletter. So as a thank you, I wanted to share some valuable insights I've learned that have accelerated my learning, skill acquisition, creative output and as a result, my growth as a creator.
1. Start a newsletter.
You don't own your audience on X or any platform that requires a login. Your account can be shut down at any moment and your entire audience will be gone with it. An email list is permissionless leverage that allows you to actually own your audience, making it the most valuable digital asset you can build for free. Twitter is an extremely efficient vehicle to drive traffic to your newsletter if used for that purpose. Do you write tweets or comments online? Take book notes? Those are valuable pieces of your own insights that can be made into newsletter material.
2. Become a digital renaissance man.
Cultivate knowledge and stack skills across multiple digital fields. You will become irreplaceable against AI by exploring your curiosities, synthesizing alternative information, and expressing it through your unique life experiences. This is how you turn yourself into a personal monopoly in within your niche, and nobody can compete with you.
3. Build a repository of personal knowledge.
Don't rely on any platform to store the gems of content you find. For text based content, capture tweets and articles into a personal knowledge management system like Obsidian. To archive media offline, start a home server with an old computer or external hard drive. This way, you aren't wasting time searching online for content you already encountered, and you have a digital bank of content to draw from. Use that content to fuel your creative outputs. I do this with Obsidian and if you want to learn how, see below.
4. Develop a writing habit.
Writing is thinking. Becoming a better writer will help you become a better thinker and communicator. The best way to do this is by starting a journal and taking notes. Observe what recurring themes keep surfacing. Connect insights and document your experiences. It will help close cognitive loops and clear your mind of cutter so you can think more clearly. Again, this is where a tool like Obsidian comes in handy to link notes and generate building blocks for writing content.
5. Be an intentional consumer.
If you are overly exposed to memes and doomscrolling, it will negatively impact your mental health. Garbage in, garbage out. Instead, only follow people who provide valuable knowledge and insights, inspire your creative pursuits and align with your values. Twitter can be an amazing source of traffic to grow your email list and craft your writing skills. But it can also be a terrible cope to escape reality and make you feel anxious and distracted.
Be very strict and defensive with what content enters your mind at all times. Don't be afraid to unfollow or mute mutuals if they are posting demoralizing content. Fast from it as needed to keep your mind untethered from the noise. You'll know when it’s time, follow your instincts.
But you will also need a system to manage and execute all 5 of these disciplines. I have spent every day for the past 10 months optimizing this system as my main information workflow in a free, highly flexible writing app called Obsidian. So I will be hosting a series of anon-friendly live workshops for paid subscribers in our Discord server. See below for details.
Are you ready to turn information chaos into a repository of valuable knowledge? Do you want to learn how to build a scalable system to capture, organize, connect and express knowledge using Obsidian?
I’ll provide you with a starter vault including all the plugins and functionality you'll need to use Obsidian as your most powerful weapon in the information war.
What you'll learn:
Obsidian and personal knowledge management basics
How to identify and capture valuable information across any platform
Leveraging daily journaling for idea emergence
Zettelkasten, a powerful note taking method for prolific writers and knowledge workers
Futureproof the knowledge you cultivate in a reliable system you can use for life
3 sessions, 60 mins each with live Q&A.
When: Jan 16-18th @ 8pm EST
No mic or cam necessary. Feel free to lurk and learn. Click the button below the paywall to join. See you there, friend!