Welcome to Sunday Brief No.1, my weekly email newsletter for creative professionals. where I share my thoughts, inspiration, life lessons and interesting reads from that week.
This week marks the very first week of my email newsletter so I want to start with a big thank you to all those who either have signed up for this via my Blog or if this email was forwarded to you. So again, thank you and I hope this short newsletter can be an inspiring way to start your week.
What I’m thinking about
Recently it seems that independent newsletters such as Morning Brew, theSkimm
and many more other smaller publications are becoming an increasingly trendy and attractive way to get our news.
Whether through an increasing distrust in traditional news sources or the fact that, thanks to technology, we now have the ability to be more selective in what news we want (and don’t want) to receive.
What used to be a sort of semi-slimy and low-level marketing tool has now made a resurgence in a similar way to Podcasts in my opinion. I like this recent article by Sendy
- it expands very well upon my own thoughts towards email newsletters.
My favorite things this week
As this is my first issue of Sunday Brief, and I’ve been thinking about the come back of email newsletters, I thought it would be a nice idea to shoutout some of my favorite email newsletters that I’m currently subscribed to:
Finimize - Based in the UK, the Finimize newsletter provides five minute daily updates providing the day’s top financial stories and what they mean for you. They also hold regular meetups and have both paid and free guides helping you make sense of the finance world.
by Farnham Street - Farnham Street
is a blog and newsletter that is packed with timeless insights and robust principles from a wide range of disciplines. Our aim is to help you think better, perform better, and live a better life.
Quote of the week
Lifestyle Design is thus not interested in creating an excess of idle time, which is poisonous, but the positive use of free time, defined simply as doing what you want as opposed to what you feel obligated to do.
So that’s it for issue #1 of Sunday Brief. I hope you enjoyed this and it brightened up your inbox ☀️Thanks again for taking the time to read and I hope you have a great week!
Resources for creative
As a web designer / developer working on a creative agency, I’m always on the lookout for new tools to a) keep me more productive and b) help me do my job better. Check out some of my favorite tried and tested tools:
Notion - My all time favorite note taking/productivity app
Digital Ocean - My go-to tool for spinning up blogs, websites and more
Webflow - The tool I used most often at work to Build better business websites, faster. Without coding
P.S - Some of these links are affiliate links that I get a kickback from 😜