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A month of podcasts, courses, and of course, writing

You know you are getting old when you mutter to yourself, “where did the month go.” And also when you get grey hair.

April has flown by, and it has been a super busy month for me. I know you are busy (but not too busy to read this) so let me run you through the highlights.

On Medium, I have continued to focus on sex. Writing on sex, that is. Sex sells, and my 5 most read articles this month have all been on sex. And to think I wasted so much on business, marketing, and entrepreneurs.

The key, of course, is to be creative- which is why I add a personal development twist to this article. From the comments, it seems to have been a good idea.

Over on Newsbreak, I tried a new writing strategy about billionaires in 30 different cities across the United States. This resulted in 4 million, yep, 4 million impressions. It also saw Newsbreak change its policy for creators. Yep just like they changed the rules of some sports when athletes dominate, they did the same on Newsbreak. If you want to be one of the 4 million, you can check out the app and stories here.

Outside of words, I have been working on my podcasts. For my Greener Pastures podcast, I interviewed the founder of the Onion, Scott Dikkers, as well as the Editor of McSweeney’s, Chris Monks. Those episodes are being produced and will be released soon. If you can’t wait to hear my nasally voice, you can hear my interview with comedian, author and writer Caitlin Kunkel here.

I was also super excited to interview Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph. He had a lot of great stories to share. It was recorded for a future podcast, but you can see how I got him to agree to an interview here. That’s my new BFF Marc and me in the image at the top of this email.

Lastly, together with my Inspired Writer co-editor, we launched our first Medium Mentor Community Course. It sold out in 2 days, and the first intake was April 26th. We will have another intake soon, so if you are interested, let me know.

Now I know why April was so busy; even typing that was exhausting. I hope your month was as productive as mine.

Until next time,

Ash