🏆 The #1 Hated Man Awards
Putin's black belt's been stripped; luckily he's getting a gold medal in c*ntery.
Oh yeah. The news has infiltrated the grimy depths of your inbox wrapped in a neat little package of joyless word art I like to call “my newsletter.”
And let me tell you something. Writing about productivity and creativity is, in fact, joyless when there’s a megalomaniac hell-bent on compensating for various dick-size-related issues by leading a superpower straight into a global poker game where the chips are everyone’s lives.
The Ukrainians hate Putin.
The Russians hate Putin.
The World hates Putin.
And just going out on a limb here, but judging by his actions, even Putin hates Putin.
Tim Urban illustrated it perfectly.
This guy isn’t a clown; he’s the whole god damn circus act - and you might be feeling hopeless in this situation - fuck, I am.
But you already know what to do with a bit of research. If you want to donate, you can find a worthy fund to do that. But I’m here to give you my take on what not to do.
Uno | Don’t hate on the Russians in Russia - The soldiers don’t want a part of it, the civilians don’t either. Ukraine is family in the majority’s eyes. All the sanctions on Russia are leaving citizens with no value in their money and no food/medicine - yet the dickhead at the top has personal chefs I’d jerk off to get a Michelin meal out of.
Dos | Don’t hate on the Russians you see in your neighborhood - They aren’t a part of the KGB, and this isn’t a race thing. The old Russian grandma serving you Pirozhki at her little shop isn’t funding Putin’s regime.
Tres | Always refer to the conflict as Putin/Russian Government vs. Ukraine - Words matter, and saying “The Russians” (and this is obviously my take) feels like we’re implicitly blaming, well, Russians; the people.
And that my take you didn’t ask for 😘
Now that we’ve both gone through the shit-stream that is the world right now, want some positivity?
Well, too bad, here’s some more 💩.
⌚ A Quick Intermission
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Back to talking 💩.
👯 Do Boobs Improve Your Viewing Experience?
I wrote an article recently about softcore porn on YouTube, and don’t look at me like you don’t know what I’m talking about, you lil sleazeball you.
There are a lot of content creators out there on YouTube, especially in the ASMR community, who are making their content above and beyond sexual, and it’s become so prevalent that I just had to say something with my big mouth.
My take, in a nutshell, is that YouTube is perfect for a creator’s business in terms of discovery, aka. The Top Funnel. These creators are using YouTube, so people find them and hope to convert them into paying subscribers - on Onlyfans.
My problem with this is that they hijack niches where legitimate category creator’s like reviewers, ASMRtists, and gamers need to work super hard to win.
If you’re a creator and your strategy is to get hundreds and thousands of followers/subscribers before you make a living, understand that that’s the long game “advertising revenue” approach.
Instead, focus on the people that actually care about what you create and aren’t distracted by sexualized content. Those people are your true fans. Focus instead on:
You got this 💪
🔗 Link Dump
We’ve got a few doozies here today. Especially if you want to do some travel writing.
🛫 I put a call out for travel writers the other day - A lot of you know this, but I’ve got a travel blog, mostly about backpacking on a budget, but what you don’t know is that I’ve got Medium Publication for it too. And I’m hoping to crowdsource travel articles, so we collectively have a central repository for that Knowledge™ - details in the article.
📰 Fantastic article written by the guy who wrote Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari - This one’s on Ukraine and human history. Super interesting.
🐣 As I said, I’m getting into Twitter, and Hypefury is better than I expected - Still on the free trial, but I can definitely say I already love it.
📺 Cool video breakdown from Nerdwriter - It’s about action movies taking over big-screen cinema when smaller dramas could leave us engrossed if given a chance.
That’s it, ladies and gents; hopefully, I’m going to post more frequently and blog for your entertainment and despair.
Catch you on the flip.
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