Category: Essay

  • A New Addition

    I’m elated to share that my daughter, Sloane, was born 13 days ago. She’s a happy and healthy girl born 3 weeks early. She has beautiful blue eyes, a fierce set of lungs, and loves being a night owl. As a new parent there’s lots of learning being had, sleep being lost, and mistakes being…

  • The Future of Podcasting is Independent

    The Future of Podcasting is Independent

    I have been thinking a lot about the podcasting industry lately. The main thread is how even though there were massive layoffs in the podcasting industry, ad revenue and listenership continues to grow. It seems the podcasting industry is set to have the same fate as the newspaper and television industries, which had to “do more with less.” Just last…

  • How to fix online media: focus on the true fans

    How to fix online media: focus on the true fans

    Between the Vice News layoffs, the podcasting industry crumbling, and Jezebel closing its doors it’s safe to say that the media industry is having a bit of a crisis. It’s clear that advertising on sites like Jezebel and large podcasts aren’t cutting it anymore, so what’s the next step? For many, it looks like focusing on the “1000 true fans” rather…

  • What I learned from my sabbatical

    What I learned from my sabbatical

    My last piece of content that I made was on June 9th, 2023. It was partially an essay about the end of Twitter and the end of Reddit but it also originally contained a section about me talking about how I was giving my newsletter another shot after some time off. Then I stopped making things altogether.…

  • Is this the end of fun online?

    Is this the end of fun online?

    The Death of Internet Communities 1.0 First it was Twitter and now Reddit. There are more and more fun places online seemingly ruining things for their own short-term gain. If you aren’t aware here is a very brief explanation and places you can go to learn more about it, because this Substack post isn’t going…

  • Substack co-founder denounces bigotry, but has no plan

    Shortly after Substack announced their Twitter competitor Substack Notes Nilay Patel interviewed Substack’s CEO, Chris Best, to talk about it. In it, Patel asked Best if the statement “all brown people are animals and they shouldn’t be allowed in America” would be censored on Substack Notes. Best refused to say that it would, and when pressed further by Patel…

  • Is Substack All Bad?

    I have been eating popcorn all weekend as I read more and more about the dispute between Substack and Twitter. If you haven’t been following the Twitter and Substack drama, you can check out a great timeline of events from The Verge. I’ll give you a small summary here in my own words, but truly you should look…

  • Making Content for Yourself

    Making Content for Yourself

    A man in front of a laptop stressed and unable to write, digital art, DALL-E 2 Kate Lindsay wrote a piece on Embedded about making content for yourself and how it is more authentic than most content out there today. In it, she spoke about scrolling on TikTok and finding several videos where she was among the first…

  • The impact of AI on content creators

    The impact of AI on content creators

    Recently, I read an article that said that in the next 5-10 years, AI would generate 90% of all the content on the internet. That number seemed a bit high to me, but it got me thinking about how AI is changing the landscape of content creation. Now, mere weeks later, here we are with everyone…

  • Apple doesn’t care about iPad-first users

    As you probably saw, Apple has announced a new line of iPads, one being a new base iPad and the other being the new M2 iPad Pro. I would say that the responses online are primarily dunking on Apple’s odd decisions for the iPad lineup, and for good reason. I will provide a peek into some of these…