Well, last year, I launched one of those ridiculous projects. I made a collection of butt animations and stickers called
It was one of the silliest things I've ever done, but it was fun and surprisingly enlightening. In the process, I learned how to create animated stickers for Telegram using Lottie
. I did a bit of research on how to structure a case-study and wrote a parody one
. I learned how to automate a google form
with butt requests to create a card on my Kanban board using Zapier. And yes, I learned how to create boards
and manage a project using Notion—now I do this for all my personal projects (you can see this project
I'm currently working on.) And, I mean. Butts. I made animations of butts!
It all started as a dumb thing but ended up being something from which I learned a lot. The lesson from this is that you never know where you'll find something that is worth your time. We're sometimes too eager to shut down ideas because they're a bit too out there. We might be afraid to be judged and ridiculed. So we go back to the box, where thoughts are safe.
I invite you to try things that are dumb. Invite others to join you and form a team. Do research, create a plan, and approach it like a real project. Then share what you learn and have fun. The best is that, since it's a silly thing, you don't have much to lose. And I bet you'll be surprised by a thing or two along the way.