EMAIL NUMBER 17
Antinet Zettelkasten for Academic Research + Reddit Community
Scott P. Scheper
Downtown San Diego, CA
I am writing you on a Sunday evening during Easter.
Why, you ask?
Because I'm a psycho who likes to write emails about something called an 'Antinet' on Sunday evenings during Easter.
Just kidding (well, kinda).
I'm writing to you because I just got home from a fun weekend. I served as a groomsman in my cousin Dan's wedding. Because of this, I have been away from my office (and my Antinet) since Thursday evening.
I am not complaining. Family comes first, and so does balance (I guess). I had an absolute blast all weekend. I danced like a maniac, celebrated with my family, and—miraculously—I didn't rip my tuxedo pants. The pants were really fricken tight for some reason. Stupid rental suits...
Anyway, while I was busy with groomsmen duties, I would check my phone now and then. And something unique happened.
You see, because I was busy with groomsmen duties, I was unable to check my Reddit alerts as frequently as I usually do. Many hours would pass before I would see a new post or comment. As a result, I would check the Antinet Reddit Community and find a new post. Normally I'm one of the first or second people to reply.
However, this time whenever I would read a new post, I found a handful of comments already on the post! What's more, the users who answered questions in the posts nailed the responses, too. I couldn't have written it any better myself!
This happened several times, however here's one example:
I'm telling you this because it's really impressive to see this community grow. We're still a small niche of people right now. We're the few who know an incommunicable truth. Writing by hand and developing knowledge using physical tools is significantly more effective than using digital tools—at least for thinking! It's a small niche now; however, I can see how this community will grow into something special in the future.
The moral of the story is: it's great to have you aboard so early in this movement we're creating. And it's also a hint to sign up for a Reddit account and join the Antinet Reddit Community if you haven't already. Here's the link: https://www.reddit.com/r/antinet/
Actually, there's another moral to the story. It's that Scott gives you valuable content when he writes to you.
The valuable piece of content is a 1-on-1 Antinet coaching session I recorded last Thursday night.
This coaching session was with a PhD candidate and cellular biologist from Northwestern University named Idalis. She's awesome. I could barely pronounce any of the concepts from the academic journals we went through, but we figured it out.
This coaching session is fantastic for those of you interested in using an Antinet Zettelkasten for academic research.
Here's a link to the video:
I hope you enjoy it.
This week I'll be finishing off the section for my book on knowledge development. It's fascinating stuff and I look forward to sharing it with you (one day)!
Warm regards and as always,
Stay crispy, my friend.
Scott P. Scheper
"A Man Who Secretly Likes Wearing Tight Tuxedo Pants"