I built my first Notion site in December of 2020. At the time of creating it, my only goal was to have a place to publish essays to. What really attracted me to Notion over Squarespace was how easy it was to hit publish. Once a draft was ready, all I had to do was change a single parameter.
Almost a year later, I find that there's a lot more I want to include on my site. I've branched into different kinds of writing (essays, fiction, logs, analysis). The Writing Studio needs its own section. I want to include artwork, music, music analysis, music albums, or anything I'll create in the future.
At a certain point, my last site failed to capture the full range of what I wanted to share. The hope is that this site has more flexibility.
Public / Private
In the past, my intricate Notion system was mostly private. I felt overwhelmed by the amount of private notes and tags I had. What was in them? Was I ever returning to them? They were falling short on the concept of an "intermediate packet."
The thought is, instead of managing a public and private set, to merge them into one. Whenever I want to save a bookmark, it goes straight into my public "Notes" database. I basically have to write up a short excerpt on it, tag it, and make it public, otherwise it's not worth saving. This will lead to less notes, but better, polished, and reusable notes.
- Single writing database, linked into "Sets" (Essay, Fiction, Notes, etc.) - Room for expansion
- Glossary - A gallery of tags that spans all writing. It serves as a jump in point
- Library & Library Groups - Ability to create groups of random things
- Combined chapters! Using synced blocks, each chapter is live linked into a "book"
- Fixed top bar wit navigation (update from Super.so)
- Footer at the bottom has Convert Kit embedded