Test avec Ulysses

Cela fait un moment que j’entends parler de cette application mais comme je n’avais pas envie de payer un abonnement supplémentaire pour un logiciel d’écriture, je n’en voyais pas l’intérêt.

Puis j’ai compris que Ulysses permettait de publier directement sur WordPress, j’ai été tenté d’essayer. C’est ce que je suis en train de faire.

Je découvre un système pour écrire très complet et élégant. Il n’y a rien de trop, tout se synchronise entre iOS et Mac. C’est léger et simple. Bref je suis séduit.

Pourquoi j’ai changé d’avis

Il y a encore peu, je me suis mis à bloguer en anglais. J’étais mu par l’idée de m’exprimer dans la langue universelle

Cela fait 6 ans que je vis en Angleterre et je continue à être “au milieu du Channel”. Mes contacts sont dans les deux langues, je partage mes activités entre les deux pays… Il faut que je puisse m’adresser aux deux audiences car finalement assez peu de gens sont véritablement bilingues. Même moi, je dois avouer que ma langue de pensée reste et restera le français. 

Je vais continuer ici en français et m’exprimer ailleurs en anglais, par exemple sur mon profil Linkedin

Done is better than perfect

My 30 days blogging in English challenge is now completed. Since 18th July, I have published 30 posts on this blog…

Even if I have been in a hurry some evenings, I am quite proud and I think I am going to celebrate tonight 🙂

Veuve Clicquot Rosé

Perfection is the enemy of action

Writing in English is still quite a challenge for me and I hope my typos, misspellings and weird sentences have not hurt too much your eyes. I dare to do that because I believe it is the best way to make progress.

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Should I blog on Saturday?

I am not Jewish but there are a few people around me who practice what they call Shabbat.

According to the Bible and the tradition, the world has been created in 6 days and on the 7th, the creator decided to rest. By consequence, it probably became one of the 1st social law: weekly day off. I believe before that most people were working 7 days a week.

The traditional Shabbat mixes prayers and family moments. I am not a believer in any religion but I feel this is very wise to stay away from work once a week. Continue reading “Should I blog on Saturday?”

I’m half way

I’m half way of my 30 days of blogging challenge. I am not happy with everything I have published, but I am happy for having pressed the “publish” button 15 days in a row.

How habits are created

There is a series of chemical processes. It might seem a bit technical but this video can give you some clues (thank you, JXO):

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What i think about self-publishing

I think it’s great, really!

Of course, for like every publisher on the planet, I feel it as a threat to our existence: self-publish means publishing without a publisher.

Are we going to continue to live if the world doesn’t need us?

Why I think it is great

In the past, when you wanted to put something into writing, you had to go to a printer or a publisher and ask him if he would agree to invest time and money to print it and make it available to the public.

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Des petits pas

J’ai updaté le thème de ce blog. L’ancienne interface 2015 était bien trop austère… qu’en penses-tu cher lecteur ?


L’image d’un jeune garçon en train de lire sous un arbre est une photo d’agence mais elle illustre un peu ce que je suis. Je l’utilise aussi sur mon profil facebook et mes profils twitter @stephaneleduc et @leducs.

Facebook as a blogging tool

I just posted something on Facebook, something I drafted on draft and something that I should have posted here first. 

It is all about journaling and subsequently blogging. Here is the post:

I do not know you but I have been a fan of journaling since 2008 when I bought my first #moleskine. Before, I was mainly using blank sheets of paper and of course my PC…
Since, I have used many notebooks and I have also tried so many apps that I can’t remember how many. 
Today, I am using two types of tools:

– my notebook which is not from Moleskine but from a German brand named #Leuchtturm1917. I really like the quality even if I sometimes wonder how and why someone started a notebooks company in Germany during WWI. 

– Apps, I am an Apple user. As my friend Rafael says, I am an happy slave of this technology. I love it because it works. The ubiquity between devices works perfectly well now and I am still fascinated to see how something that I typed on my iPad appears almost instantly on my Mac and my iPhone. 

My favourite tools are:

– Evernote in which I have now too much notes (10,000+). It begins to be messy and I am now calling it “ever forget”. 

– Dayone is a wonderful journaling app. I love the look and feel of it plus the fact that I can keep track of photos, etc.

– Draft is very nice on iOS. I used it to write this. 

– Curio is now one of my favourite tools on Mac. I love it because it is a visual system that goes beyond mindmapping which it does perfectly well

– XMind for advanced maps

I really love the power of the tools but I love the feel of paper, I love pens and stationery and I strongly believe that we are not digital being, we are analogic. I want to quote someone who said, “in a digital world, don’t forget your digits.”