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A week note (AKA weekly notes, weekly summary, weekly roundup, or week in review) is a post (usually a note) published at the end of the week that summarizes that week’s goals, accomplishments, events, posts, or other week-specific content the author wishes to share, similar to a monthly recap, yet for a week, and typically manually written.
- Weeknotes are a good way to reflect on what you have accomplished in the last week
- In the future you can look back and see a summary of what happened that week
- Over time you can see how much you have done week to week
- You can see how you have evolved over time while reflecting on old notes
How to post
The most common way to share weeknotes is to write a blog post sharing your notes on what happened in your life in the previous week. Many weeknotes use bullet points to communicate notes as opposed to long-form prose, although there are community members that write long-form content in their weeknotes.
Here are a few things you could talk about in your weeknotes:
- What you did with your personal website
- What you learned
- What media (books, TV shows, movies, etc.) you consumed
- Where you travelled
- What you ate
- How your work went
- Something interesting that happened to you
You can share as little or as much as you want in a weeknote. Weeknotes do not have to include personal information.
since 2019-03-02 at least
since 2019-03-09 at least
since 2019-03-09 at least
Jamie Tanna has been posting weeknotes since 2020-01-05
gRegor Morrill posted a couple times starting on 2020-01-18 but never stuck with it, partly due to pandemic interruptions. E.g.:
gRegor calls them "Weekly Roundup" posts
Rowan Manning writes weeknotes on his rowanmanning.com blog since 2020-11-01
Barry Frost writes weeknotes 2021-08-29
Mark Sutherland has been writing weeknotes since 2022-01-09
Mark calls them "Weekly Notes"
- Add yourself here… (see this for more details)
https://www.sonniesedge.net/posts/week-note-01 was Week Note 1, now (2022-05) appears offline (domain parked)
Swarm has “The Weekly Swarm” which appears to be only accessible/viewable in their iOS app, and has excerpts or summaries of your friends’s checkins especially photos in various sections such as:
- 🌎 On the road with 5 people (unsure how chosen) with their "top" checkin/photo and a ( See where he/she went ) button to see more of their checkins.
- 🎉 Movies, concerts, and more with ~3 people (unsure how chosen) with their "top" entertainment related checkin/photo, and potentially a ( Check showtimes in Foursquare button for movies seen by more than one of your friends
- 🔥 Hot right now with ~3 people (unsure how chosen) with their "top" checkin/photo
- 🌟 Weekend adventures with ~3 people (unsure how chosen) with their "top" weekend-related checkin/photo
- 💰 Most coins earned with the top 3 points earning checkins across your friends (possibly more than one checkin per friend)
- 👑 New Mayorships with ~3 people (unsure how chosen) with their "top" checkin/photo that earned a mayorship
- 😭 Mayorships lost with ~3 people (unsure how chosen) with their "top" venue that they lost the Mayorship of and after how many days
- capjamesg tried to write weeknotes but found it hard to think about what to include. James is revisiting the weeknote concept as of May 2022.
Alternative names for week notes:
- Weekly Roundup
- Weekly Notes
- Week in Review
There are also different cadences: