We had a blast at yesterday’s live drafting event with Lindsey Quinn. If you missed it, keep an eye out on #general as we plan to do more of them in the future.
First, a quick recap of the week:
Brendan J Short - The Riot Had to Be Outside My Window for Me to Join It
Alberto Arenaza - Growing up in Zoom Schools
Chris Sheffield - No Post In The Mail
Eugene Yan - How to Apply Crocker's Law for Feedback and Growth
Here are some drafts that need feedback & editing from the community. Take some time this week and jump back into Slack to show support:
Eugene Yan - Why I Love Scrum for Data Science
Stew Fortier - A Short List of Helpful Cognitive Biases
Sage Disch - Subtle, Yet Real
Sam Auch - On Having A Life Philosophy
Jason Grad - My Pledge For Support
If you wanted to build an enthusiastic following around your ideas, how would you do it?
Nathan Baschez recently left his job as VP of Strategy at Substack to launch what is now one of its most popular paid newsletters, Divinations.
Dan Shipper similarly saw the potential of email-first subscription businesses and launched a successful subscription product of his own: Superorganizers.
Nathan and Dan recently joined forces to offer the now-Twitter-famous Everything bundle.
While many of us are debating what the future of media looks like, Nathan and Dan have been quietly executing to prove what’s possible.
Nathan, Dan, and Stew Fortier will do a deep dive into:
Picking a niche: How’d Nathan and Dan choose what to write about?
Content strategy: Should you write content that's timeless or timely?
Growth strategy: How have Nathan and Dan gone about acquiring enthusiastic readers?
Writing & editing process: How do Nathan and Dan reliably produce high-quality, long-form writing?
Afterward, we’ll do a 20-minute Q&A with the group where Nathan and Dan can answer any questions that come up.
Bring some coffee and a notebook ;)
That’s all for this week, folks.
Dan & Stew