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Merlin’s weekly podcast with Dan Benjamin. We talk about creativity, independence, and making things you love.

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”What’s 43 Folders?”
43Folders.com is Merlin Mann’s website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

Admin: Pardon My Dust (On Many Levels)

Forgive the site some hiccups over the next few days. After what feels like decades of neglect (read: ugh, book), I'm happy to say I'll be returning to occasional 43f posting this week.

Easy tiger: no promises on volume one way or another. Still the same slacker; just trying a little harder, y'know? Exactly.

Oooo, shiny

Anyhow, I'm tweaking or adding a few site features over the next few days, including, by popular demand, the return of Remaindered Links, which, in its day, was one of the most popular things on the site. Plus, frankly I've missed having a place to put that stuff, and my Tumblr friends are probably getting sick of all that fiddly productivity crap landing in their dashboard.

So, bear with me, and thanks -- both in advance and in retrospect -- for your patience with me. This week I shall mercilessly pound my Drupal install with a very large crescent wrench until interesting words fall out and land with a productive THUD in your RSS reader. Fingers crossed.

[Also, "Hi." I've missed you.]

Busy, Busy, Busy


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Merlin Mann is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster. He’s best known for being the guy who created the website you’re reading right now. He lives in San Francisco, does lots of public speaking, and helps make cool things like You Look Nice Today, Back to Work, and Kung Fu Grippe. Also? He’s writing this book, he lives with this face, he suffers from this hair, he answers these questions, and he’s had this life. So far.

Merlin’s favorite thing he’s written in the past few years is an essay entitled, “Cranking.”




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