Figuring Good Out - Launch Thread

post by Bitton · 2014-12-01T22:57:04.307Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · EA · GW · Legacy · 14 comments

Cross-posted from A Nice Place To Live.

Recently, I've been pitching the idea of an EA blogging carnival where each month, somebody picks a topic and then everybody blogs about it.

As today is the first of the month, I'm going to announce the December topic for Figuring Good Out*, the new EA blogging carnival. If you'd like to participate, just write a post on the topic and mention that you'd like to include it in the carnival for this month.

The topic for December is "Blind spots." You can take that in any direction that you like. For example, what is something altruistically important that you know about that you think most EAs don't know about? Is there a cause, organization, insight, or productivity tip that EAs are ignoring?

On December 31, I'll write a post linking to all the submissions. If you'd like to volunteer to host the January carnival, then let me know below. We can start a queue. As host, you can choose any topic you like but keep in mind that some topics will get more responses than others. If you intend to contribute to this month's carnival, I recommend commenting below.

 

*The title "Figuring Good Out" is negotiable if everybody really hates it but it works for me.

 

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comment by Peter_Hurford · 2014-12-02T00:17:32.950Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

The title "Figuring Good Out" is negotiable if everybody really hates it but it works for me.

I'd prefer the slightly similar "Figuring Out Good". I don't know which one is more grammatical.

comment by kdbscott · 2014-12-03T19:42:14.881Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I prefer Bitton's, because otherwise it seems like "good" is modifying "figuring out".

Cool topic, but I'm still trying to figure out what EA is about! I have a feeling that I'll be able to articulate a blind spot eventually.

comment by ruthie · 2014-12-24T23:32:03.250Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

My contribution is here: http://www.ruthiebyers.com/2014/12/24/an-hours-impact.html

comment by Bitton · 2014-12-25T01:10:01.191Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks for the post!

comment by William_S · 2014-12-24T02:50:38.376Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

While I don't think I would actually write a whole post for this, I might have a couple quick ideas to throw in a comments section. I'd suggest explicitly asking for comments and half-formed ideas in the summary post, and see if it produces anything interesting.

comment by Pablo_Stafforini · 2014-12-07T07:42:54.399Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I think it's probably worth creating a Google Group for the EA blogging carnival and adding each person listed under the 'individuals' heading in the list of EA blogs. Then the topic of each month's carnival can be announced there (in addition to here, assuming that's the plan), which would ensure that every potential contributor is notified. Anyone who wants to opt out of these notifications can easily do so by leaving the group.

comment by Bitton · 2014-12-07T19:11:58.482Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I can't find most people's email addresses but the group is here for people to join.

comment by Giles · 2014-12-10T05:14:03.284Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I'm not much of a blogger, but I'll give it a go.

comment by Peter_Hurford · 2014-12-10T19:09:44.859Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I love what you're doing so far, Giles. I'm excited to read what you come up with!

comment by Giles · 2015-01-04T03:19:25.492Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Note: I didn't actually give this a go.

comment by Peter_Hurford · 2015-01-04T04:47:09.293Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Next time?

comment by Bitton · 2014-12-13T22:20:35.983Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

So my post is up: Investing in Yourself

If you write a post, link to it in this thread so it gets noticed.

Also, let me know if you want to choose next month's topic.

comment by Peter_Hurford · 2014-12-06T16:51:00.827Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

When should we aim to have these written by?

comment by Bitton · 2014-12-06T19:33:18.189Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Any time before the end of the month. I was going to take a crack at mine today with the hope of inspiring other people to submit posts.