In this episode we meet Bob Merckel, an old-school blogger who found his voice in the old internet and is finding his place in the new internet. Bob told me one thing that has remained the same is having fun and finding a community
In this episode we meet Sangeet Kar, a business strategist who unexpectedly became a short fiction author, started his path into the creator economy with his "why" (he sucked at networking) and used #ship30for30 to get out of paralysis by analysis and grow as a storyteller.
In this episode we meet Aniket Rai, a passionate advocate of the daily reading of nonfiction books who realized that daily writing was the perfect complimentary habit to help him share his passion. Aniket had me reconsidering my relationship with reading, especially online.
In this episode we meet Nat Couropmitree, a thoughtfully-spoken life coach turned travel entrepreneur who found that writing online helped him find where he "fits in" and takes great joy in the serendipitous unfolding of the relationships born of participation.
In this episode we meet Vineet Sinha, a lifelong learner, educator, and technologist who believes the future involves "everyone teaching what they're good at" and helps people find their niche.
In this episode we meet Dan Boyd, a life-long storyteller who insists he is not a CIA operative. We talked about sneaking aboard Ship30, making up your own writing frameworks, and why everyone should drink the koolaid. Dan finished with a generous offer to help you if you're stuck.
In this episode we meet Kush Shah, a Twitter-thread ghostwriter who didn't feel right leaving likes and empty comments on essays and what he did instead to grow his network and get better at writing. We also talked about how productivity Twitter has been overtaken by self-care Twitter and pairing writing with exercise.
In this episode we meet Jerine Nichole, who established multi-category as her category so she could bring her whole self to the table. We talked about moving from nursing to coaching to writing to Youtube and back to nursing again.
In this episode we meet Rainar Angelo who told me that "writing is a way to structure everything we consume" and make it meaningful in new contexts. He also pointed out that if you're a creator with a day job there is less pressure to monetize and more freedom to create.
I've been learning from a diverse bunch of shippers about how and why they show up online. They talked about writing, about social media, and about figuring out how to marry their participation in "the creator economy" with the rest of their lives. Here are 5 things that I'm going to try and apply from what they told me to make my online creation more authentic and effective.