Issue 233 • July 2, 2020
A thoughtful email is an art and a muscle that grows the more you exercise it.

Is the ask crystal clear? Is the email concise, thoughtful, and easy to read? In this toolkit, you'll learn four helpful tips on how to make a proper introduction for a collaboration. Many of us have become attuned to identifying emails that lack warmth, personality, or clarity. When done well, it is a delight to read and creates a lasting impression.
More Own Your Content resources:
Article: An introduction to the benefits of guest blogging.
Interview: Grace Bonney on thoughtful emails and clear communication.
Bonus: On the double opt-in email introduction.
(Presented in partnership with for the Own Your Content series.)
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Why we need to rethink just about everything.

How podcasts can help with optimal audience building.

An informative thread on pricing freelancing projects.

A library of outstanding poems from across places, eras, and traditions.

Create regular opportunities for your team to bond as regular people.

Where are the Black Designers hosted their first virtual conference.

Substack just announced their next Fellowship for Independent Writers.

Should this meeting be an email? A handy flowchart to help you decide.

Team Epiphany Times wrote essays on leadership and community.

The Recurse Center offers virtual educational retreats for programming.

Need inspiration to update your website or portfolio? Browse these examples.

A 90-day on-the-go training plan for Product Managers to go from zero to hero.

Radiooooo is a collaborative website and musical time machine.

There are now 8,500+ CreativeMornings talks available for you to watch.

11 best kids' podcasts for sheltering at home.
CreativeGuild Spotlights
global directory of creative companies and individuals.
Happily Natural Day consults on how to use urban agriculture to revitalize neighborhoods. Run by Duron Chavis in Richmond. Learn more.
Kolorwirk is a boutique design house specializing in producing scaled bespoke floor plans and 3D images. Check out this demo video of their remodel process.
Cool Jobs in Our Universe
Hiring or looking for work? Check out the CreativeGuild.

Atelier Ace is hiring a Freelance Copywriter in Los Angeles.

Vitamin T is looking to fill 93 job openings around the world.

NewDealDesign is hiring an Experience Designer in San Francisco. 

Lucid is hiring a Project Manager and Frontend Shopify Developer in New York.

Shopify is hiring a Senior Customer Success Lead in New Zealand.

Wistia is hiring a Growth Marketing Associate in Cambridge.
This newsletter is like the push-start in bobsledding. I hope it's the friendly nudge you need to get your creative juices flowing.


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