Reading Time: ~ 3 min.
A lighter issue, especially with yesterday’s
Before we jump in, here are a few decent reads around the internet — share one or two with your community and chat through it!
Head of Remote? Is this the new “hippest” role?
The strength of being misunderstood.
Dave Barry’s 2020 in review.
Learning from 500 educators — key insights here folks.
To infinity & community,
I’ve committed to do this for 6 months and my goals are 100 subscribers by November 1, 300 subscribers by December 1, and 1,000+ by January 1, 2021. I will adjust these goals by mid-experiment.
Although we’re not close to the 1k subscribers that I had hoped for by January 1, 2021 (slightly over half of the way) we are, in every respect, on-track to make this investment of my time well-worth the effort.
And that’s all that matters, right? At the end of the day we all want to simply know with a high-degree of certainty that our work counted; that it mattered. Many of you — my lovely
yenizens — have given me comments, tweets, and more that have kept the wind in my sails to keep going.
Here are some of the high-level stats thus far:
I have published > 100,000 words across 75 posts, averaging ~1,300 per post. If you were to read every single word it would take you a little more than 6 hours and 35 minutes!
Above is a list of the Top 10 issues by
Word Count /
If you were to order them by “general popularity” (
views) it would shake out as-follows:
Finally, if I were to pick and choose my
personal favs; posts that I particularly enjoyed writing, it would be these:
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Finally, in the spirit of transparency, here’s our current growth track and subscriber count:
And then you just keep going, adjusting your goals as you go and as you receive more data and feedback from your readers.
This process isn’t hard; it’s just repetitive and most creative folks find anything remotely repetitive boring which is what sadly kills a lot of projects prematurely, especially when it comes to writing.
Why? Because the ROI of writing is a long-cycle:
But, if you can stick with it you’re almost guaranteed to see results. I’ve done this many times over and I hope you can take this next piece of advice seriously: Start writing.
You will never regret this type of investment. Pick yourself, you’re worth it.
And, my friends in the
yeniverse are here to help. This year is going to be the most important year of our lives! Let’s make it count.
🛑 — So, with that… how can I help you? Email me or reply directly to this issue. What are your goals, dreams, fears, anxieties? What would make 2021 even better for you?