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How-to posts and essays, organized by category.

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Newsletter Archives

Previous editions of the newsletter, for browsing.

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Content Writing

How-to posts on writing craft, structure, style, and strategy.

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Copywriting and Advertising

Posts focused specifically on writing marketing or advertising copy, with a goal to have readers take action.

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Copy Editing

Inside the mind of an editor. Posts about style, formatting, and the developmental process.

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Tools and Reviews

Honest recaps and reviews of my favorite people and products on the internet.

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Search Engine Optimization

Posts about writing and formatting content to be more indexable and attractive to search engines like Google.

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Email Writing and Marketing

Posts on how to start and scale an email newsletter using forms, newsletters, and automations.

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PR and Earned Media

How-to posts on the ins and outs of earned media: targeting, pitching, and getting featured online.

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Business and Finance

Posts that cover business principles relevant to service providers, small business owners, and solopreneurs.

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Financial Independence

Articles about lifestyle design and the financial independence movement.

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The 700-Word Read

A passion project. Stories and anecdotes, meticulously edited, that always park under 700 words to practice brevity.

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How to Substack

Posts related to Substack, a startup newsletter platform.

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How to Medium

Tips specifically for writing and publishing stories on Medium.com, an open-source platform.

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How to Notion

Tips and tricks for getting started in Notion, a freemium productivity and writing app.

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How to Airtable

Articles and how-tos about Airtable, a leading hybrid spreadsheet-database software.

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How to Write for X

Articles about pitching a specific publication as a contributor or freelance writer.

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Productivity and Behavior

How we think, how we behave, and posts on how both can be shaped and improved.

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Social Media

How-to posts and ideas for publishing to social media accounts, along with commentary on the industry.

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Journalism

Articles related to news writing, reportage, or freelance writing skills.

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Cornerstone Content

A six-part beginner's guide on writing cornerstone content: foundational long-form content that lives on your website.

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Entrepreneur.com Articles

Articles originally written for Entrepreneur.com, reprinted here with permission from the publication.

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Fast Company Articles

Articles originally written for Fast Company, reprinted here with permission from the publication.

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Uncategorized

One-off posts on a variety of miscellaneous topics.