(Swipe, Thought, Uplifting, Picture, Interesting, Drawing)
This is a fun email for Friday January 14th, 2022. Hope you like it :)
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This is an example of how NOT to make a billboard.
I’ve passed this billboard 100+ times and never noticed. I only spotted it this time because I was filling up gas 30 feet away and had time to look around.
Even up close I had to think about what this ad was for. For a moment I saw the picture of the smiling lady and “free first exam” and assumed it was for a human medical clinic, or it was a student prep service.
Here’s the billboard on it’s own without markup:
I’ve always wondered how much money is wasted by companies buying retargeting ads even after you’ve bought their product 🤔
For example, I recently bought this set of adjustable dumbbells:
…and a week later I’m still seeing ads for it everyyyywwhheeree I go on the internet! These are retargeting ads I’ve seen through Facebook, Instagram, and the Google Ad Network:
This means I’m being “re-targeted” and this company is paying good money to show me these ads!
I wonder how much money they’ve wasted on me, even though I’ve already purchased 🤔
I’ve been doing my best to keep a queue of books at all times.
I saw this neat image on “How to Read More (books)” which I totally agree with:
But sometimes it’s kind of hard to make your way alllll the way through a book unless it’s really grabbing.
I started keeping a list on my Apple Notes of all the recommendations people send me, so I can constantly have a “next book” to look forward to!
I’ll sometimes miss a window in the day to hit the gym, and I always think “I’ll just do a workout at home” but it always ends up being the lamest workout ever 😂
So I’ve finally decided I need a garage gym.
So far I’ve only got a barbell and some plates…but I’ve got rubber floor mats, a bench, and some adjustable dumbbells (mentioned above) coming:
I used to have to reference them on my phone each time, but this makes it easier:
I’ll post more updated about the garage gym when in ~2 weeks all the stuff should be here!
Comedian Sam Morril’s YouTube channel went from 5,000 subscribers in October 2021…..to 140,000 subscribers 4 months later.
The main change:
He started posting a YouTube Short nearly every single day.
He posts a 15 second to 60 second clip of his jokes everyday.
Look at these insane results:
He’s also done the same on other channels like Instagram and TikTok, and it’s absolutely crushing.
He’s been posting every single day in addition to being a really funny comedian. It’s awesome to see that growth happen so quick!
Remember I was talking about my garage having chalkboard paint over the whole thing?
Well I started using that to not only draw on for fun….but also film videos:
For example I was making a video about “The Slippery Slope” concept, and I filmed it in the garage:
The chalkboard paint walls with drawings and lessons
Filming videos with the wall
I kind of have to draw “between” the other drawings
Now the garage can function as a garage, a home gym, and also a video studio :-)