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5. Get and act on feedback

  • Always encourage your subscribers to reply to you
  • Your subscribers and followers will point out what resonated with them and what didn’t (silence is also a form of feedback)
  • Use replies and comments to generate new ideas

For example, when people ask you questions about your process e.g. how you script a YouTube video, the answer you give them can become another newsletter issue.

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MORE IDEAS ON THIS

Why you need a content creation system

  • Increase consistency. Life circumstances and motivation vary every week. A system helps you be consistent despite these variations.
  • Increase efficiency. With practice, your system will help you create your newsletter in less than a few hours.

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Ideas & Tips for Deciding on Newsletter Modules

For example, James Clear's 3-2-1 Thursdays has 3 modules:

  • 3 ideas from him
  • 2 thoughts from others
  • 1 question for the reader

Tip: Limit yourself to 3 - 5 modules.

  • Save yourself time each week
  • Prevents audience over...

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3. Write the newsletter

Set constraints to make your newsletter enjoyable for your readers and yourself. For example:

  • Length: Your readers are busy, so keep your newsletter under a certain word count. This also means you don't have to write too much.
  • Cadence: Stick to...

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John Nicholas' Content Creation System

Like a restaurant, the system has 4 components:

  • Menus (topics)
  • Ingredients (ideas)
  • Staff (distribution system)
  • Reviews (audience feedback)

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1. What do you want to write about?

This is where you set up your menu:

  • What topics resonate with you?
  • What do you want to serve your readers?

You can pick several topics and organize them into "modules" or sections of your newsletter. With modules, you:

  • Create awareness for capturi...

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2. Find ideas for your newsletter

As you consume information, look out for ideas that

  1. resonate with you, or
  2. can go into your newsletter

When capturing ideas, write a brief description of:

  • why this idea resonated with you, or
  • why it could help someone

This helps you p...

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How to overcome limiting beliefs

  • Lower the stakes. If an email newsletter is scary, write a thread on Twitter every week. Prove to yourself that you can produce a collection of ideas and notes in under an hour.
  • Start writing to become more creative. Our best ideas come to us when wr...

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Why write a newsletter?

  • Improve information diet. You can add intentionality to your information consumption by asking yourself, "Can this be included in my newsletter?"
  • Build a habit of creating. Committing to a regular publishing schedule forces you to create on a consist...

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4. Distribute the newsletter

  • Email your subscribers. They've already opted into receiving your content.
  • Post on social media. Repurpose your newsletter content for easy consumption on other platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)

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Developer of solutions, people, and self / Living in 7 countries in 4 years of CS undergrad at Minerva University / Intentional living newsletter 👇🏼

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