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ISSUE #032 | VIEW ONLINE

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My Current Mood 
To the 47 new subscribers this week, welcome! To those retuning, its been a minute! You're reading issue #32 of The Slice. If you missed last weeks issue, check it out here.

So I officially hit the realization that the Twitter DM button is now the new linkedIn. I can't for the life of me remember where I read this but there is such a different dynamic over on Twitter. It feels like there is almost an open door policy (the DM button), where just about anybody can start a conversation with you without any friction that just feels so natural, which ironically enough, LinkedIn can't replicate .

Here is a blog post about me ranting about LinkedIn.

I think that a lot people don't fully understand the power of just reaching out or sending a friendly gesture through a DM. I've accidentally and indirectly gotten work by just acquainting myself with people who interest me. This has also lead to a lot of my own friendships within the maker community. 

So the next time you enjoy another creators work. Send them a DM, and you'd be surprised as to where it might lead you.
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This here is the beauty of consistency, visually represented. Small micro-actions, done repeatedly, over a long period of time actually does make a massive difference. Full credit to Carl Richards 

I feel like this a graphical representation of me writing The Slice. I hope this can give people a little more perspective on how to approach a task. It also reminds me of that scene in Bojack Horseman, where Bojack starts jogging up a hill everyday and he meets another jogger.

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Now on to this week issue 
This weeks catches 🎣
Here are dope tools that I discovered this week.

Software.com (Sponsor)

software
Get the most advanced time tracker for developers that will save you time, so you can focus more on what matters. Try it with VS Code, Atom, IntelliJ and more.

Meta Tag Generator  

Meta Tag Generator
As the title says, it's literally a Meta Tag Generator, but with less the hassle. If you're me like me who can't remember HTML Meta tags, this will save you a lot of unnecessary effort and time on your website.

ThreadMaker

ThreadMaker
When it comes to getting engagement and building an audience on Twitter, threads are by far the most effective way, but the UI can be clunky. This tool lets you create threads without the frustration.

Incognito for Slack      

Incognito for Slack
Incognito for Slack is a feedback tool that lets you get honest and anonymous feedback from your team that can help you spotlight issues faster.

Newsletters 🚀

My picks of dope newsletters for this week.
Startups Illustrated
This weeks featured newsletter is Startup Illustrateda newsletter about startup concepts and advice explained simply.

I've always been kind of an air head when it comes to taking in any sort of information. Sketches and visuals are 1000x better than just reading a massive wall of text and Bryan executed this perfectly with Startup Illustrated.

Funny story. I DM'ed him over on Twitter to show some love on the newsletter. Little did I know he was also subscribed to the slice!

Interesting reads  📚

There's a lot of crap on the internet, here's a gem or two.
Why do I spend weeks avoiding tasks that will take me 10 minutes to do?' 
Of all the viral tweets that define our very existence, few are as universal as this one, from writer Kimberly King Parsons: “Took Me Eleven Minutes to do That Thing I've Been Avoiding for Three Months: A Memoir. Read more

68 bits of unsolicited advice .
Here are 68 bits of advice that you can digest right now, compiled by Kevin Kelly. Read more

Creative burnout: when the creativity tap runs dry.
Creativity is fragile: it needs to be fed enough inspiration, but not too much, for consuming an excessive amount of information may destroy its delicate balance. It needs space to grow, but should not be forced, for mechanical work may lead to lifeless output. Despite all our care, sometimes, it seems to be gone: the creativity tap has run dry. We experience the dreaded creative burnout. Read more 
Learnings 💡
Harry Dry's step by step guide to a landing page that converts .
Once again, Harry Dry has graced us with another amazing guide. I've been writing landing page copy for a while now and this is one of those bookmarkable links that you can just always come back to. Check it out.

UX audit checklist on Notion. 
Great little resource that helps you understand, find out where and why your users fail to complete a conversion. This helps you improve your usability, improve your user retention and increase user happiness.....did I mention this is also free! Check it out

Nishi's copywriting manifesto. 
Copywriting is something that EVERY business owner needs to know, no matter what industry. It's also something that people make out to be incredibly difficult to learn, when in actually....its really not that hard. Here's a sweet and short manifesto on copywriting.
Check it out
Classifieds 🗳
HockyStack - A no-code tool that automatically tracks your visitors' actions, enables you to define custom actions, and presents the data on an easy to understand dashboard.

Tractific - A web analytics tool that analyzes your SaaS users' behavior and gives solutions to convert more users from free trial users. No setup required.
That's all for this week, see you next week, same time, same place!
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