This is an Experiment. I’m having a go at recording some of the interesting things that cross my path.
It’s called #TiL253. Today I Learned (TiL), I’ll explain the # and the 253 in a minute.
- Most days I; read about / get told / overhear / observe / randomly discover interesting things
- Most days I forget them by bedtime
- I want to see if I can record them (the most interesting ones) in a reasonably organised way
- If I share them, people can then have a look to see if they also find them interesting
- At some point, I can have a look back to see if the ‘interesting things’ add up to anything useful, or ‘interesting’
How will it work?
- I’m going to use Twitter to share the interesting things I’ve collected
- This means I have to keep it short – it don’t want to burden anyone
- A twitter hashtag means I can keep track of what I’ve been doing
- #TiL253 appears to be an uncommon hashtag
- TiL = Today I Learned
- 253 = a number of TiL’s I’m aiming for
- Why 253? (there is a bit of logic to this)
- I didn’t want to be tied to a time period – like a year
- But, there are 365 days in a year
- I don’t want to be committed to ‘working/thinking’ about this all of the time
- There 52 weekends and 8 Bank Holidays when I can ‘rest’
- 365 minus weekends and Bank Holidays = 253
- It’s a challenge to reach 253, but achievable (I think) – time will tell
- 253 could be a ‘Goldilocks Number’
- Not too big (unachievable)
- Not too small (a bit trivial, not enough of a challenge)
- ‘Just Right’ (ha ha ha, ‘The Goldilocks Zone’ will be my first #TiL253)
- As I go along I might turn some of the #TiL253’s into blog posts which I’ll post on this page
It might all go horribly wrong………
My first #TiL253 – The Goldilocks Zone – ‘something in just the right place’.
Also known as the circumstellar habitable zone (CHZ), see NASA , The Goldilocks Zone for more details.