What I've learned from building in public
An article featuring me! Read about the origin story of my latest side project, and how I've grown my audience. There's a lot of juicy stuff to dig into here. Remember that you don't ever need to optimize for interestingness. "To be interesting, be interested. I constantly find ways to lift others up. Befriending other curious minds has also helped me grow my audience as we shine spotlights on each others' work." I love that I can showcase all the cool things / people / articles I find each week on BrainPint.
Trends - Digital Products
Curious about digital products? This Trends report is loaded with opportunities & predictions. My takes:
- Bundling between creators will take place
- Build an audience & credibility before you launch. If you're seen as an expert, people won't hesitate to back you. Give value first. Take later.
- Test products before you launch to fight the Curse of Knowledge
The rise of community-curated learning networks
We're witnessing "a new business category that doesn’t even have a name yet, but which I believe will become an important part of our digital lives: online communities at the intersection of content curation and knowledge management"
Designing the perfect day
Did you know that knowledge workers have the capacity to do 2-4 hours of high-quality work per day? This article has hard-hitting truths & useful resources that help you spend your time wisely.
- Busyness is the absence of priorities - Use frameworks to become more intentional about prioritization
- Protect this house - Commit time to work that can move the needle
- Manage your energy, not your time
Two ways to grow your audience: do more or do less
"The more you do, the less well you do it. You have limited time, effort, and resources, so each additional “thing” takes those elements away from other things." This really resonated with me. I have dozens of ideas brewing in my head, but I have decided to build and grow Newsletter OS first. Focused effort builds momentum.