Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Google Sheets (Free Templates & How-To's)

22 stories

Two months in the author’s yearly time tracking mosaic
Screenshot of the author’s 2024 green habit streaks in Jan and Feb
The author’s dashboard tab with total words written, total pubs pitched, total unique pubs pitched, how long until the end of the year left. There’s also a dance section with dance days, number of classes taken, dance styles, and levels. And to the right the Topics the author used on Medium blogs.
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

YouTube Growth

2 stories

Silver play button (unfortunately not mine)
Hands holding a Rode Wireless Go
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Side Hustle Experiments

12 stories

Male standing at the side of a waterfall wearing a cap, sporty clothes, arms up in the air, he looks happy.
The author holding up “The Bumble Diaries: How to Make online dating fun again” in front of her house plants
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

UX Design & UX Writing

15 stories

Ux writing challenge day 14. Scenario: A user is shopping using a price comparison app that boasts “real-time” pricing on items. As they are checking the price of an item, something goes wrong. The problem is unknown. Challenge: Write a message that informs the user that they cannot access the app right now. You cannot specify “why” the app doesn’t work, you also want them to continue using the app. Headline: 30 characters max Body: 120 characters max Button(s): 15 characters max
Scenario: A short-haul truck driver has a phone app that monitors his route, schedule, fuel & deliveries. He has 6 more deliveries before stopping for fuel and lunch. Due to unexpected traffic, he’s behind schedule. He can choose to stay on his planned route for a few more stops, but risk running low on fuel and missing lunch, or he can get fuel and lunch now and finish the deliveries later. Challenge: Write a push notification alerting him of this dilemma and options.
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Language learning

5 stories

White sign on metal pole in flowery summer garden, in German, reading “Unbefugt wachsende Pflanzen werden kostenpflichtig entfernt! Der Eigentümer”
Pink and blue sunset skies. City skyline view of Berlin, Germany with the TV Tower, as seen through a ledge
Two Blobs hiking in the southern German mountains. The blue Blob on the left wears a blue shirt, has a bob hairstyle and orange backpack. Our Blob, on the right, wears an orange baseball cap, red shirt, and black backpack. Blue blob: “Are you from the region?” Blob: “Hmm. No?”
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Culture, travel & living abroad

7 stories

Amsterdam canals in autumn with orange and brown leaves on the trees and floating on the canal alongside small boats.
Berlin and the Fernsehturm in the background taken from a bridge above a train station
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Peak Your Productivity📈

10 stories

A computer screen displaying a dashboard with two pie charts reading “Focusmate session length” and “Locations worked from”, one Session Milestones table, a “FM Work Categories” bar chart, 3 scorecard charts reading “total hours spent in FM sessions”, total days spent in FM sessions”, and “daily average time on FM in hours”. A purple “Book a session button in the lower right corner.
Person working at a desk with a laptop showing a male in full-screen on a video call. Next to the laptop lies an open book. The person partly in the frame holds their hand up, as if explaining something to the person on-camera.
White woman and man in a Zoom video call
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Dating

22 stories

Cis white married couple in mountaineous scenery on top of a hill. Groom in a suit, the bride in a dress. Sun slowly setting.
Couple locking arms around other persons neck. To the left, a black male with short hair. We see him from the back. On the right, a white female, smiling.
Blob and Romeo play a game of table tennis. Smash!!! Grunting noises!!
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Building a Writing Empire ✒️

17 stories

The author holding up “The Bumble Diaries: How to Make online dating fun again” in front of her house plants
pop art illustration of a country road leading off into the distance, with gently rolling hills in the background
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Mental Health

13 stories

Woman with red hair standing in a field with sunflowers, her hair whipped in front of her face so that her face can’t be seen
Young girl with blonde hairs and white longsleeve holding her hands in front of her eyes
Parent figure on the left whose head isn’t showing, only the upper body and upper part of the legs. The parent figure is white and wears a brown T-shirt and blue pants. A kid Blob in the lower right corner holds up a drawing of a stick figure. “Look what I made!” it says. The response is “Art is for losers…”
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Medium

1 story

Man sitting on sofa with laptop on coffee table, notebooks, a phone and a candle, writing by hand.
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Comics

22 stories

A Blob and therapist doing online therapy. Therapist: “Tell me. How’s it going?“ Blob: “All good! Can’t complain!”
Blob is at a therapists office, lying on a blue couch. To its left the therapist with dark curly hair, glasses, and a notebook. Blob: “And then I told them to fuck right off!” Therapist: “Hmhm.”
Blob and Romeo play a game of table tennis. Smash!!! Grunting noises!!
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

UX Writing

1 story

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Gracia Kleijnen

Dance

2 stories

Dimly lit room with spotlight on a dance circle. Inside the dance circle is a breakdancer doing floor moves. An MC or the breakdancer’s opponent stands behind them. At the edge of the spotlight an audience of around 20 people.
Female dancer dressed in light white clothing, moving in an empty park next to a tree with leaves on an early sunny morning
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Writing Prompts

3 stories

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Gracia Kleijnen

Relationships

12 stories

Blob on the left wearing a purple shirt thinking “What is hér deal?”. On the right a blonde white girl wearing a black hoodie and sticking her tongue out while looking straight at the camera.
On the right: The Blob sitting on a bed in a dimly lit, dark, shadowy room, her face lighting up from the smartphone screen. On the left: A fake text message conversation with a pregnancy announcement along with a photo, and a cheerful reply with a congratulations.
Interracial heterosexual couple of white male and brown-skinned female with short curly hair. The mom is holding a 2 year old on her lap and they’re reading her a story from a big, brown, old-looking book. They are sitting on a living room floor next to the couch.
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Tooling Tips 🛠

3 stories

Screenshot of author’s Journo Portfolio writer’s website showing a top banner of a library, a circular headshot in the middle. Below that two content sections. On the left a desk with a laptop, on the right an “About Me” section.
Dual monitor setup with laptop and iPad placed on a pile of 4 books, connected via Duet Display app.
Work from home setup with wooden desk, sat directly at a small window, with minimal appliances, several small plants, a macbook on a standard, a keyboard and a mouse. On the wall there is a cork board with pinned images into it.
Gracia Kleijnen

Gracia Kleijnen

Book Author

Sheets & comics creator. Words on YT, relationships, mental health, productivity & self-development in 35+ pubs. 📕Book author: https://bit.ly/Gracia-Book