Is this the end?

I’ve been writing these daily letters for over a year now. To be honest, I’m surprised at how easy it’s been. I’ve rarely struggled for topics, they don’t take long to write, and although some are a bit light on content, I also think I’ve written some good stuff.

But, I’m now considering stopping the daily letters.

You might have noticed I’ve been thinking about making best use of my time for a while now. And I’m not sure the emails are the best thing for me at the moment. Instead, doing another podcast (something I really enjoy doing), or video (something I don’t enjoy doing, but practice always helps) are what I’m considering.

The issue with both of those is a one or two minute daily episode probably wouldn’t work, so I’d have to switch to weekly. And weekly has challenges when it comes to writing and publishing.

Every day I ask you to take action, hopefully to help you. Today, I’m asking you to take action on my behalf. I won’t write anything else this week, while I think about what to do next.

Take action: Please email hello@echodek.co with one word – PODCAST, VIDEO or EMAIL.

Talking to strangers

I think I opened my Twitter account in 2007.

I don’t really like it there any more.

The official Twitter app is terrible (I can’t understand what I’m seeing as everything is out of order and there’s stuff from people I don’t follow and I just don’t get it)1But more importantly, because I’ve been there for so long, I’ve watched as it changed.

Today, the best way to describe it is “if you ran a pub and the way you made the most money is when your patrons had a fight“.

But I used to describe it as the best place to talk to strangers. And talking to strangers is a very valuable thing to do. You never know who you might meet and what you, or they, could learn.

Take action: Talk to a stranger today.

  1. I use an app called Tweetbot instead, which is lovely.

Talking to strangers

I think I opened my Twitter account in 2007.

I don’t really like it there any more.

The official Twitter app is terrible (I can’t understand what I’m seeing as everything is out of order and there’s stuff from people I don’t follow and I just don’t get it)1

But more importantly, because I’ve been there for so long, I’ve watched as it changed.

Today, the best way to describe it is “if you ran a pub and the way you made the most money is when your patrons had a fight“.

But I used to describe it as the best place to talk to strangers. And talking to strangers is a very valuable thing to do. You never know who you might meet and what you, or they, could learn.

Take action: Talk to a stranger. If you would like to promote your business I front of a group of very friendly strangers, drop me an email at hello@echodek.co

  1. I use an app called Tweetbot instead, which is lovely.