A Young Money Update (Please Open, thx)

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Hello, hello, good people of the internet. It’s good to be back in NYC after spending a few days at a crypto conference in Austin, Texas (it was just as interesting as you can imagine, some pictures included below), and I’m about to take my last business school final before officially kicking off summer 2023.

Instead of writing a blog post about finance or declining birth rates or my experience as a crypto-atheist at a Web3 Revival event, I’m writing a blog post about… this blog. Or, more accurately, some a change I’m making going forward:

Starting this Thursday, I’m only going to be posting once per week.

The reason: I haven’t had enough time to publish two pieces that meet the quality I expect from myself.

Class, other projects, and life itself take up a lot of time, and lately, I’ve been caught on this treadmill of hustling to hit “publish” at the beginning of the week, just to turn around and do it again a few days later. Over the last three months, I’ve had five or six instances where I would scramble to finish a piece at 2 AM, or I would wake up at 5 AM to edit before publishing at 7:30, and that just isn’t sustainable.

Also, every additional article means another ad, which means another chain of emails and invoices and working on copy and keeping an ever-growing schedule more organized.

My writing was becoming commoditized in the name of getting something out twice a week so I could keep up with my advertisement schedule, and the quality of the content suffered as a result.

Ads should complement my writing schedule, not direct it, and lately, I’ve been doing this backward.

A few weeks ago, I was rereading a piece that I hustled to get out in time, and I thought, “Damn, another round of editing would have improved this 5x.

And that’s when it clicked: a 50% reduction in volume for a 5x improvement in quality is a no-brainer.

The point of this blog isn’t to churn out high-volume content for the sake of running more ads. I created this blog to share real, quality content with the world. And it’s time to get back to that.

So going forward, I’ll be publishing blog posts once per week on Thursdays, with the occasional interview piece dropping ~once per month on Mondays.

Plus my travel blog, which will be fired back up when I hit Guatemala with the boys on Sunday.

I will also be working on a new project or two this summer that I am very excited about, and I’ll follow up with more info on that in a few weeks.

Thank you, all 38,354 of you, for reading along, and catch me in your inbox on Thursday 🤝

- Jack

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Jack's Picks

  • My friend Paul Griffiths is researching NFTs for his PhD (Iike you, I also did not realize that you could research NFTs for a PhD), and he is collecting data to see why folks are and aren’t buying NFTs in 2023. The survey takes less than two minutes to complete. If you could help my man out by filling it out, it would be much appreciated 🤝

  • Morgan Housel’s latest piece is a fantastic wisdom bomb

  • The Wall Street Journal wrote a good piece on First Republic Bank’s collapse

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