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ISSUE #031 | VIEW ONLINE

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Yo! what's up! Its Thursday again and today I bring you issue #31 of The Slice. If you missed last weeks issue, check it out here.

So...today is actually my 25th birthday believe it or not and I decided to write a short blog post about 25 things I learnt getting there. 

I don't feel any older or younger, but I do feel wiser than what I once was and with better awareness of the world around me. I still feel like a kid though and my age isn't going to stop me from watching my favourite anime 😜🥺

Optimizing Your Content Diet 

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So at the beginning of this year I made an effort to "optimize my content diet", basically this translated into me being very selective on who I follow on Twitter, because ultimately the content you consume decides what your future thoughts will be. I wrote more about it on a blog post I made earlier this week, titled Optimizing Your Content Diet.

The above sketch I drew is what I'm trying to achieve with both my newsletter and my Twitter feed. The idea is, every time I scroll through Twitter, I want to be able to walk away with 4-5 new ideas in my head. To me this is an art form, that art form being the ability to distinguish signal from noise.

This is actually a lot easier said than done with the amount of crap there is on the internet already. This is what sets apart good curators from bad ones. 

So to end off. Is this going to inspire you to take a hard look at your current content diet?
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Now on to this week issue 
This weeks catches 🎣
Here are dope tools that I discovered this week.

Logology (Sponsor)

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12ft ladder 

12ft ladder
Have you ever wanted to read an article or blog post, but it's locked behind a paywall? Well this here is your answer. Just punch in the link, and you can enjoy a frictionless reading experience on any paywalled site.

P.S - This ones for Divi, seeing that you emailed me a few weeks ago about how a similar tool you loved got scrapped by its devs.

WebGazer

WebGazer
WebGazer is a free uptime monitoring tool for your website that lets you know when your website goes down before your customers do.

Brutask     

Brutask
Brutask is a simple to-do list for small companies or teams who work on daily scrums and have regular stand-ups! 

Newsletters 🚀

My picks of dope newsletters for this week.
This weeks featured newsletter is Album Daily.

Album Daily is exactly what it says! Everyday (or every week, you choose) you get a new album to discover, or rediscover. 
In the age of playlists with hundreds of artists, focusing on one album is a breath of fresh air.  It's like opening a vinyl, except it's delivered to your email inbox.

Interesting reads  📚

There's a lot of crap on the internet, here's a gem or two.
Mapping Out the Creator Economy 
This article hits close to home for me, as its where I find my place in the world today. In the age of the internet, all it takes is a validated idea, some initiative, and just a teensy weensy bit of tech knowledge to build something. Take this newsletter for example.

"The Internet is magic. Let’s not forget that just 15 years ago, in order to reach an audience, you had to go through a hyper-selective process where one person had the power to decide if you’d be allowed to speak to the general public. Then the internet came along (for real), and suddenly anyone could put anything online. Today, curation isn’t done by any one person, but by the public who votes with their attention. This new democracy has seen a new class of citizens emerge: The Creators." Read more

The Story of Alright, Alright, Alright.
This single article has been on my mind for the last 4 days which hit me like a ton of bricks and I found it very inspiring and kinda left a knot in my throat. If you don't already know by the title, it's about Mathew McConaughey. Turns out the guy likes to write on Medium.

"Back in my film school days, I’d take my girlfriend to the Hyatt hotel bar in Austin for free drinks while my classmate Sam was bartending. On one of those nights, my life changed forever." Read more
Learnings 💡
3422 Ideas You Can Grab.
Came across this massive list of ideas for side projects that you can use. This really is a great find. This could also be a place for you take inspiration from and maybe make something completely new! Read here.

9 Lessons On landing Pages 
This is a great deep dive on the teachings and learnings of how to create a great landing page for any website.
Check it out
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That's all for this week, see you next week, same time, same place!
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