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Starting another daily journal challenge for the next 30 days
Happy New Year!
As we wrap up the first week of 2023, I’ve been looking back at the last three years of my life.
I started a personal journal in 2020 before the pandemic, and what happened that year made it unforgettable to everyone in the planet. I’m grateful that I can look back at those personal notes and learn from them. There are so many mistakes I did in the past that I’m trying to avoid in the future. Recording your thoughts and feelings is something I highly recommend.
In the spirit of journaling in public, I started this blog in 2021 as a crypto trading journal. It evolved with me and the market. As I dug deeper into NFTs, DAOs and beyond, I was writing less often, but trying to always come back.
The irrational exuberance of the ‘21 market was followed by the deep depression and hangover in 2022, with the FTX fallout as the cherry on top of a already disastrous year for crypto.
Full recovery looks like it will still take years, but now I feel in a place where I can start observing which pockets of the market start to get more attention, which narratives start to gain momentum, which products start to get traction.
That’s why I want to repeat something I did last May: a 30-day challenge to write daily on this journal. Last time I managed to write ~60% of the days, so I’ll try to beat that.
My idea is to write about the future of Fingerprints, the broader VC market — last year I joined Canary as a venture partner — and random thoughts on projects and initiatives I’ve been following like Nouns, Farcaster, The Network State, OpenAI and Chat GPT etc.
Speaking of ChatGPT, I fed it this post up to here and asked it to write the closing paragraph. A bit too repetitive but it would get a passing grade, with a bit of work it could really be a great first draft. See below the result:
“As we embark on another year, it's important to reflect on the past and learn from our experiences. Journaling has been a helpful tool for me to do just that, and I hope to continue this practice in the future. Despite the ups and downs of the past few years, particularly in the world of cryptocurrency, I am excited to see what the future holds and to continue sharing my thoughts and insights on this blog. I hope you'll join me on this 30-day writing challenge as we explore the future of Fingerprints, the VC market, and other projects and initiatives that I am passionate about. Thank you for following along, and here's to a bright and prosperous 2023!”
See you tomorrow!