James Eaton

May 14, 2021

Processing a week of work with Craft

I am really started to get into the flow of Craft! Though, I should mention upfront, there is not one correct way to use Craft. It’s an incredibly flexible platform that allow for flexible note-taking and idea creation. After a few work weeks using Craft for all my notes, reading, meetings, etc I feel like I am starting to see some tre...
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April 28, 2021

Craft 101 - Just start typing

One of my favorite things about Craft is how easy it is to just start taking notes. I tend to take somewhat of stream-of-conscious notes in meetings and I love how I can just type my thoughts and then sort, add lists, and develop blocks after the meeting is over. To put it simply: Craft does not get in my way when I want to capture tex...
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April 21, 2021

My note-taking journey

I shared earlier this week that I was going to be using Craft for the next year as my primary note-taking and research app. I am going to be sharing some ways that I am using Craft to journal, take meeting notes, collect articles, track videos, and even write my next novel in the coming days. But before I talk about the future and how ...
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April 19, 2021

A year with Craft (April 2021-2022)

I’m going to spend a year with Craft as my main note-taking and note-making system (more on note-making vs note-taking in future posts). I’ve been back and forth with different apps over the last year. From Notion to Notes and everything in between, I’ve tried them all. I’ve gone simple (Apple Notes) and I’ve gone analog / hybrid with ...
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April 14, 2021

Getting my second Covid vaccine

Today is the day for vaccine #2!! As I sit here and drink my coffee (from Onyx Coffee Lab, incredible) I am just filled with all kinds of emotions. Today I will be getting my second (and final) dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. I am - Grateful. Grateful to be be alive. I have friends who are my age who have died from Covid complicat...
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March 31, 2021

Daily Blogging Challenge - Day 31 - reflect

There is power in reflection. As a society, we are conditioned to just push forward to the next thing. We don’t have time to celebrate Thanksgiving because Christmas is coming! Don’t enjoy 5th grade because middle school is almost here. There is great pressure to continue forward with the next project and not take any time to reflect o...
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March 30, 2021

Daily Blogging Challenge - Day 30 - patience

I am not patient. I want things that I want and I want them now. Amazon has ruined online shopping because I expect everything in 2 days. I want to the results and I want them now (ok, I can wait 48 hours... but NO LONGER). As I get older, though, I am learning that patience is more than just a virtue. Patience is the whole game. Almos...
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March 30, 2021

Daily Blogging Challenge - Day 29 - All in a day’s work

Have you ever come home from work tired, but feeling good? That’s how I feel today. We are gearing up for Easter weekend and there is just so much to do. I am trying to keep everything straight and get all that I need to finish accomplished. Today was full of recording content for our online and television audiences. It was literally a...
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March 29, 2021

Daily Blogging Challenge - Day 28 - Engage

I got to sing at church today. This is something that I have done hundreds of times, but it’s not something that I have done much lately. I used to lead worship every weekend at church. I would plan the music, schedule the band, run practices, create tracks, and lead each weekend for several years. It was something I loved doing, but i...
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March 29, 2021

Daily Blogging Challenge - Day 27 - rest

I took the day off from writing. It felt good to take a break. Sometimes you need a break. It’s ok to rest.
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