Dan Knauss




This week, what's inspiring Post Status Editor Dan Knauss. Dan has been a writer, editor, teacher, and open-source freelancer since the late '90s.


A podcast worth listening to: 
I've listened to This American Life since the 90s—before it was a podcast. I can't think of anything like it or a show I've learned deeply memorable things from so often—through stories. The podcast I love most now was started by two friends during the first wave of the pandemic, The Great Humbling.

A concept worth understanding: 
I've been thinking about John Keats' negative capability and G. K. Chesterton's fence, which I learned about from Lesley Sim this year. I think they're best taken together and have special value in the WordPress community.

A Twitter account worth following: 
On Twitter @doctorow and @hannahgais are a strangely comprehensive and maybe even complementary pair in my feed. They cover a lot of Canadian and American topics and perspectives I care about.

An article worth reading: 
I hope everyone in WordPress who cares about the project and community reads Lesley's WordPress as a Commons. I learned a lot from it! I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to think with others through their writing in my role at Post Status, especially the rare, longer writing that takes a ton of time and effort.

A habit worth forming: 
I wish I was better at starting and stopping work at the right times. It's hard to give yourself boundaries that protect your ability to rest your body and recharge your creative capacities, but everything suffers if you don't.



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