💬 In this week's issue:
- Best articles. Here's a highlight of the resources you loved!
- Best newsletters. See which editions outperformed the rest.
- Curiosity vs. ambition. Uncover the secret to making every circumstance work in your favor.
📚 Top 3 most popular resource articles
Our team had one goal when we set out to build the resources collection: create the guide we wish existed in the world. Something that was actionable, clear, and current.
We're proud of how it came together, but even more so — we're enlivened by the successes you've had because of it!
As 2022 comes to a close, here are the three articles you deemed most helpful (based on overall traffic and social shares).
In this resource, you'll learn how to take your excellent content and shape it in a way that ensures it has the impact you're after.
Next, we have a collection of 7 exercises any person can use to dramatically transform their writing skills.
Finally, here's everything you need to know about how to price, locate, and secure your first paid sponsorship.
🗞 Latest tips & stories
- New Ghost themes for food and podcast sites
- 4 keys to a successful creator-freelancer partnership
- Free AI-powered keyword research tool
- How to set better goals in 2023
- Predictions for journalism in the year ahead
💌 Top 3 most popular newsletter editions
This year you helped this humble weekly newsletter skyrocket in popularity.
We've added over 20,000 new readers in the last 12 months — partly because of all the kind things you've said on social media. So, from our entire team, thank you!
Now, here are the three most popular newsletter issues (based on open rates and clicks).
The focus of this issue is output. We look at practical ways to optimize what you do, so that you can do more of it (without burning out).
What would this look like if it were easy? This is the guiding question of this issue which unlocks why simplicity is necessary for sustainable success.
Lastly, we explain the power of intuitive action and why it can be so tricky to get right as a new creator.
🌟 Why curiosity gets you farther than ambition
As a final word of advice to prepare you for the year ahead, don't let your ambition quiet your curiosity.
To illustrate this point, comedian Drew Lynch shares their story in the video below. Once an actor on the rise, a sporting accident derailed Drew's career and left them with a lifelong stutter.
But it was through this incident that Drew learned the lesson that has since catapulted their career: curiosity and ambition are not opposites — they're teammates.
Success never comes in a straight line. It never follows our timeline or plan exactly and always finds a way to surprise us.
So, as you map out your year ahead, outlining what you hope to accomplish, make sure to leave room for the unknown, for wandering, and for play.
Because not getting what you originally wanted could lead to more than you ever imagined.
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