Hey Everyone,

Hope you're having a great week. It’s a busy time of year and I’m sure your inbox is full. I’m keeping this issue brief and taking next week off. Hope you have a great holiday season!

3 Challenges to Producing Great Content

For all the advice out there on “growing an audience” and “leveling up your content,” there’s precious little about the real-world hurdles of writing content that someone might actually want to read. Here are my thoughts.

Podcast: How to Think Like a Content Marketer

Here’s the latest episode of the Animalz podcast. Jan (my coworker and cohost) really brings it.

How to Get Over Productivity Guilt

Good timing on this one. Take it easy on yourself over the holidays.

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

I’ve watched this live version of John Mayer’s “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” too many times to count.

People fall off cruise ships with alarming regularity. Can anything be done to stop it?

The title says it all. Very interesting read.

See you in 2019!

Jimmy

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