Nick Redmark

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Hello world! I’m the creator of Sorters Club.

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Not being able to access social media is stimulating me to use this app more often again.

The problem is not the ideas. I have tons of ideas of things I could do here. The problem is that physicality is important for many of them. For example, a piece of paper with your goals written on them that occupies some space on your wall is much more powerful than the same list on some random app on the internet. The way i see it currently, self help is mainly about taking good decisions and sticking to them. Both processes are favored by phisicality.

I think this topic goes deeper: it’s a question of the role of technology, IT in particular. Technology can substitute something real, or it can amplify it. So perhaps instead of a place where to note your commitment/goals this should be a place where you share a picture of your stated goals. Stuff like that.

Anyway, I believe I shouldn’t focus much on this yet. The youtube channel has got to be the foundation of the community for now. I’ll point to this from time to time and then really start building features when we have reached a critical audience. One thing I should consider, though, is to remove the closed facebook group. This app has the potential to be much more powerful.

Goals: Create a platform for sorters

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Dragon Mountain

😃 !! Just wondering though if sharing goals publicly might be stopping people from putting them down though? Maybe a share accomplished goals preference might be more motivating for some. Looking forward to whatever route or experiment you decide to do, thanks Nick!

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Nick Redmark

Great! That’s the direction I will move to, then. People who join and are patrons (or if you are one of the early adopters) you will see what people share. Thanks for the feedback.

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Dragon Mountain

Hi Nick. It doesn’t really make much difference to me within the app but am not crazy about the completely public version. I am wondering how to motivate more sorters to check in in a way that inspires themselves and others to keep working towards their higher (and thus sub) goals…

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Nick Redmark

Hey cool that you are commenting. A few things I wanted to ask you. All the features existing now (goals, essays, journal entries etc.) could have 3 privacy levels:

  • completely public
  • only shared with community
  • completely private (only you see them)

You have been tracking your goals here: what privacy level would seem most natural to you?

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Dragon Mountain

‘This app has the potential to be much more powerful’.

Agree, it’s a fantastic app! I get so much out of it. But while I am sorting things out, I am failing at reading, writing essays et al. I wonder if there could be a progression of achievements or perhaps ‘rewards’ for achievements (with the next goal or whatever as opposed to ‘likes’ from others) …

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