by Wesley Faulkner
February 12, 2021

It’s infrequent that there's a straightforward answer to even the simplest of questions in tech. You'll often get the standard "it depends" response a lot of the time. I prefer to say that context is everything. To set the context for this post, you'll need to know two things.

  1. I have dyslexia
  2. I also have ADHD

Those two things explain why this post is so short and why I'm constantly losing something I've done.

Now, I've been a fan of Polywork since the very beginning and have just been named an advisor for them, also known as a Polynaut. Let me tell you why I'm so bullish on Polywork.

Because of the context above, I don't create much content myself due to executive function issues; also, most of that content is not text. I don't really have my own blog, newsletter, or website. All of this content was scattered on different sites around the internet. If I want to show my work, I usually tweet it out. Twitter is great, but it's not ideal for searching for past content or using it to showcase multiple pieces of work.

Polywork has helped me capture and place all of my digital scraps in one place without the burden of summarizing or recreating those events in a text format. Sites like LinkedIn and personal blogs stress being verbose and writing detailed prose. That's actually a pretty significant barrier for me. I like Polywork because I can be as brief or as complex as I want to be. I can add collaborators, images, or post a link to where that content lives. That's it. That's the point I wanted to make. Polywork scales to the amount of effort I want to put into it, and for me, that's not a lot right now. I'm a very busy creator, so that means that I need one place to catalog all of my work, but that also means that I don't have time to put in a lot of effort to maintain some custom site. That's why, for me, Polywork is an ideal solution for my workflow.

If Polywork sounds like it would be a good fit for you, please use my invite code to skip the line.