Hi šŸ‘‹šŸ¼, Iā€™m Ross.

I am a web designer and developer, but I also love to read and write about the things I'm learning. This website is kind of like a digital garden that is constantly watered by a river of knowledge. Check out my recent notes to see what I'm learning, book summaries of the books I'm reading, and the latest web projects I'm working on. Cheers!

Recent Notes
Get Unstuck From the News Cycle

I have struggled with a severe news-reading addiction over the last several years. Usually, a big current event (a war, an election, etc) will pull me into a cycle of endlessly refreshing various newsfeeds to catch the latest updates. In his newsletter, The Imperfectionist, Oliver Burkeman discusses how to become “news-resilient”. I think his approach…

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The Public to Private Bridge

Writing online is scary. I remember my high school AP English courses. I would turn in a writing assignment and pray that Mrs. Bernstein would not torture me by choosing my essay as a personal example of what NOT to do. I feel the same way about posting essays online. It’s even scarier broadcasting to…

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Everyone’s an Expert

I often compare myself to my heroes. I’m thinking here of folks like Austin Kleon or Tiago Forte. I would love to be doing what they’re doing. They have massive subscribers on Twitter and to their newsletters. They are writing about super interesting topics and teaching others along the way. Do you do this too?…

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