2019-10-25 Newsletter

Why Do We Share Our Work Online?

Because finding and helping others leads us to a life of greater creative fullness.

By creating content and working through our weaknesses we discover meaning and depth. With luck, we can pass that learning on to our communities and beyond.

Here are some things I found this week that helped me get a little farther down that road.

  1. As an avid reader and learner, I’m blown away by the value and selection of e-book and audiobook site, Scribd. I’m pretty sure I’ll be canceling both my Kindle Unlimited and Audible subscriptions next month. In the meantime, I’m too busy bookmarking things that I want to read than actually reading. There’s a lot of good stuff there. I’m also going to update my Scribd experience on this site. (https://newwildmedia.com/scribd/ “Learning With Book Site Scribd”).

  2. Ultra athlete, Rich Roll, is a great interviewer. He sat down with photographer and online educator, Chase Jarvis, to talk about what it’s like when we really want to learn vs. just checking off boxes in school. Find out how Chase almost invented Instagram, and why fellow photographers used to send him death threats for sharing digital photo tips online.

  3. For some crazy reason, I decided to shoot and edit a video every day for 10 days in a row. I needed a big topic to start with, so I began the 7 Phases of Production Series which gives you a framework for all the many moving parts of making content for the web. I also talked about why I am finally shipping this newsletter.

  4. When I first thought of emulating email newsletters that I liked, Austin Kleon, came to mind. He encourages us to steal from each other, you know. Find out why Austin keeps writing a newsletterand check out how he archives his lists. (Something that I also plan to “steal like an artist” from Austin.)

As always, thanks for listening,

Dave

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