Morfternight - Good Morfternight! — issue 031

Morfternight

The Newsletter That Tickles Our Brains — issue 031|2022-04-27

Hello! I am Paolo Belcastro. You are reading this because you subscribed to Morfternight, the weekly newsletter about leadership, product management, distributed teams, life, and anything that tickles our brains. Thank you for being a Morfternighter! If you like it, please forward it to your friends. Also, if someone forwarded this to you, subscribe to receive your own.

L1040801_web

FocusMore photos

👋 Hi!
For those who were already Morfternighters back in January/February, you may remember that I participated in 🚢 Ship 30 for 30.

It's a cohort-based course to learn how to publish consistently online. The focus here is less on long-form writing and sharing feedback with other people and more on publishing often and gathering data about people's reactions and engagement.

At the beginning of this year, I learned that I could write a 300 words essay each day for more than two months.

I decided to join the April cohort again, focusing on Twitter and gathering some data about what happens when I publish there more often.

Here are two threads I wrote since we started:
Screen Shot 2022-04-27 at 23.42.21
Screen Shot 2022-04-27 at 23.43.46
🔮 Speaking of Twitter, you probably heard Elon Musk is perhaps acquiring it.

People seem to freak out a bit, sometimes with good reactions, like remembering that there are platforms like Tumblr or WordPress.com where one can publish online and own their content.

I can't but remember a few years ago when everyone was freaking out at the Instagram privacy changes, and it felt like everyone was going to leave... and in the end, absolutely nothing happened.

Of course, I am absolutely unqualified to comment on this Twitter acquisition.

So hear me out.

• Nothing exceptional is going to happen.
• No, everyone won't leave Twitter.
• Freedom of speech won't be forever changed.
• Bots will keep spamming.

Keep calm, and carry on.
🎧 I promised to talk about focus in Morfternight, and this week I'll keep my promise, even though I'll do it with one last shameless Twitter plug.

Here's how I set up my phone to limit distractions.
Screen Shot 2022-04-27 at 23.54.32
With this, the time has come to make a promise:

I will not share tweets again in the future. It was a one-time stunt! 😆

If you are interested in what I publish there, just follow me @p3ob7o.

That's it for today! You can find more of my stuff on paolo.blog, and if you think that someone you know could enjoy Morfternight, the newsletter to share, please forward it to them or send them this link to subscribe. Cheers! Paolo

cropped-paolo-belcastro_logo1.png
twitter linkedin email 
Email Marketing Powered by MailPoet

Key phrases

Older messages

This is Morfternight! — issue 030

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

We talk about redesigning newsletters, Museums in the Open Metaverse, the future, Twitter, and content moderation.. Morfternight The Newsletter That Tickles Our Brains — issue 030|2022-04-20 Hello! I

Good Morfternight Reader! – Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Issue 28: San Francisco, High and low efforts, Small Bets and Films to be buried with. View this in your browser. issue 028 2022-04-06 Morfternight by Paolo Belcastro 🇺🇦 Hello Reader! Greetings from

Good Morfternight Reader! – Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Issue 27: Exploding Suns, AI, Humans, and Traffic Lights, Changing World Order, and China View this in your browser. issue 027 2022-03-30 Morfternight by Paolo Belcastro 🇺🇦 Hello Reader! I hope this

Good Morfternight Reader! – Wednesday, March 23th, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Issue 26: Ukraine is still under attack, Kasparov is right, Spring and Fall started, and I am late. View this in your browser. issue 026 2022-03-23 Morfternight by Paolo Belcastro 🇺🇦 Hello Reader! I am

Good Morfternight Reader! – Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Issue 25: Ukraine is still at war, discovering Costa Rica, and the illusion of reality. View this in your browser. issue 025 2022-03-16 Morfternight by Paolo Belcastro 🇺🇦 Hello Reader! New week, new

LimeWire’s Return, Web3 & New Anti-Piracy Solutions; Audiomack CMO Dave Ponte’s Plan to Grow the Pie for Artists

Monday, April 11, 2022

View online Why LimeWire's Return Sets a New Pathway for Web3 Music Platforms to Address IP Theft and Piracy Why LimeWire's Return Sets a New Pathway for Web3 Music Platforms to Address IP

It's the Now I Know Weekender!

Friday, May 20, 2022

A quick look at the trivia you may have missed View this email in your browser · Missed an issue? Click here! If you're new to Now I Know, you'll notice that today's format is different

Influence Weekly #233- Huggies unwraps UGC influencer campaign in Vietnam for new diapers

Friday, May 20, 2022

Art Basel Is Wooing Social Media Influencers Influence Weekly #233 May 20th, 2022 Executive Summary Creator Clash reportedly exceeded 100000 pay-per-view buys Art Basel Is Wooing Social Media

Leaked: the new RØDECaster Pro II

Friday, May 20, 2022

Rogan more than twice as big as the next biggest; SXM Media, and YouTube, are both No.1 for podcasts 3.7 mins to read · Your daily briefing for podcasting and on-demand, with 22990 subscribers; issue #

🎤 S.T.U.P.I.D. Email (Friday May 20th, 2022)

Friday, May 20, 2022

The STUPID Email (Swipe, Thought, Uplifting, Picture, Interesting, Drawing) This is a fun email for Friday May 20th, 2022. Hope you like it :) ​ 🎤 Listen to this email here: ​ ​ Swipe: This is a cool

Benefits of a Google My Business Profile

Friday, May 20, 2022

Hiya Reader, Did you know that people are 70% more likely to visit a business if it has a Google My Business Profile? Or that 56% of actions on Google Business listings are visits to the company's

The New Horizons Meteor

Friday, May 20, 2022

What will aliens think of the messages we leave for them? Snipette The New Horizons Meteor By Avi Loeb – 20 May 2022 – View online → What will aliens think of the messages we leave for them? The New

CEX Lessons

Friday, May 20, 2022

Catch some of the lessons from the creator experts at CEX (and get the free gift for all Tilt readers.) ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

3-2-1: The effect of criticism, a gift you can give yourself, and the ultimate luxury

Thursday, May 19, 2022

3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider this week. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Ahrefs' Weekly Digest #86

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hey there, In this week's edition: Sam has just started an advanced link building course on our YouTube channel. Mateusz shares 17 different lead magnet ideas you can use. Michal shows you how to

❓ On Sacking Up… We’re In For a Ride

Thursday, May 19, 2022

​view in browser​ Courage is just a muscle, if you don't flex, it atrophies and dies. ​ ​ But first: from $452k to $6mil? Nick Huber of @sweatystartup on Twitter took a self-storage business from