✨Notion templates by DOGS?!✨ hotties, ZINES, una charlita + ✨JOY✨
Welcome, 1,510 of you - ✨45% of you opened last issue✨ Dogs are using Notion, so what's your excuse? The internet has been EXPLODING with BNE (Big Notion Energy) - here are some of the best bits.
If this past week was a GIF, it would be:
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✨ Zines, in Notion?! ✨
So, this was a hit tweet. It’s a throwback to one of my favourite layouts from my Notion-Zine template - one of the first things that made me go ‘viral’ in Notion, which later turned into a real zine - The Notionette. You can also check out one of my other favourite layouts, inspired by Notion, the magazine. here.
Building zines in Notion is hands-down one of my favourite things to do - dream is to be commissioned to build one, one day! On desktop, you get the option of having a beautiful zine-style layout, which still translates to a single-column scroll on mobile. AND, thanks to Notion being Notion, you can embed anything you want on the page - maps, audio, website, playlists - you name it.
✨ ¡Notion en español!✨
I was lucky enough to catch the end of this incredible Twitter space the other day with Spanish-speaking members of the Notion community
I personally loved the opportunity to practice Spanish on something other than Duolingo 😅 I’ve been speaking Spanish since I was young - well if we’re being honest I can now listen/read in Spanish, as I’m a little rusty in trying to come up with sentences of my own in anything other than the present tense 💀
If you’re a Spanish speaker/trying to learn, I suggest following Notion en Español on Twitter, which reposts a lot of great things from the community - can’t wait to see what’s next 🙌🏾
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✨ Notion Dogfluencers, woof!✨
So this might actually be one of my favourite use cases of Notion, ever (shout out to whoever scored this deal on the Notion marketing team)!!! Dogfluencer, Boobie, has come up with her own Notion template ‘Do More Nothing’ - and I’m obsessed! 👇🏾
‘Ironic Notion pages’ are 100% a trend I can get behind - pets seem like an easy starting place and it’s SO easy to get behind. Unrelated, someone on my course made this awesome profile page for their pup
Are pet pages IN?!
✨ Notion hottie alert✨
Disclosure, hottie has less to do with physical appearance, but more state of mind - you can still be a hottie with a giant hormonal spot on your chin dressed in sweats. Woops… overshare
Anyways, the hotties are using Notion! I’m blessed to have dope friends/business humans doing lots of fabulous things in my biz membership club (Babes on Waves). My heart warmed when I saw this IG story of one of said fab humans, Samar (designer hottie @ Tiny Mirror studio), using the Notion template of another of said fab humans - Devamsha (your resident financial hot girl).
✨ What brings you joy?!✨
Continuing the Notion hottie
trend TAKEOVER - I LOVED seeing this from Josephine, the founder of Sojo - a London-based door-to-door alterations service - (who once had a sexy career page built in Notion that I wouldn’t shut up about)
First of all, in the era of kanban board supremacy, checkboxes don’t get enough love, so I appreciated this. Secondly, it’s fully just really wholesome. It’s like having the Notion version of a date jar, but for yourself! Saying that, Valentines Day is coming up and downloads of my date dashboard are going up, lol.
As Notion infiltrates the zeitgeist, I’m really looking forward to more ‘normal’/’wholesome’ content as it filters out from the grasp of the productivity bros. Here’s to more cute checkboxes!
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