A month ago I announced the /now page movement, where many personal websites are adding a “/now” page to answer the question, “What are you focused on now?”
At the time, only ten websites had a /now page. Now there are over 280.
It’s incredible. People are saying it helps them prioritize and focus.
It’s been a fun programming project. I’ve been doing it full-time for the past month. See the code, if interested. It’s all open source. (Thanks to Sascha Krause in Berlin for contributing a better design.)
Then Greg wanted to do feature profiles, so he came up with six questions that I asked everyone. Now if you click the (+) by any link on nownownow.com, it will bring you to a page where you can get to know the person behind the site.
It’s addicting and inspiring to browse these profiles, and visit their sites. There’s a Twitter account — @NowNowNow — that tweets out a link to a new profile every hour.
People have told me they are getting a good amount of traffic to their site from people browsing nownownow.com, so…
How to add yours?
If you already have a website, just add a new page. If you’re using WordPress, look for “Pages” on the left, and choose “Add New”. Give it a “permalink” of /now. (Sorry I can’t help with tech support.)
Write something about what you’re doing now, and publish. Once it’s online, email me the link at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll add it to nownownow.com. After it’s up, I’ll ask you the questions for a profile page.
If you don’t have a website, but have been meaning to get one, create a free one at wordpress.com. Before you announce it, I highly recommend getting your own domain name at hover.com. Point your domain to your WordPress blog, and use that. (Again, sorry I can’t help with tech support, but this is very common stuff, so anyone else can.)
Someone asked me what my vision is for the /now page movement. But I’ve never had one. I just enjoy being of service. People tell me what they want, and if it’s something I can do, I do.
So if you have a good idea for what this could use or could be, please leave a comment here, or email me at email@example.com.