Timber's Newsletter

Timber cofounder Jon Christensen writes weekly about podcasting, tech, and startups. It's a celebration of craft, but the writing has #vanlife energy—always exactly where you want to be.
Created 17 Nov 2020
  • Congrats to Hub and Spoke
    23 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Did you read Hot Pod today? If you made it past the part about the bad idea and behavior company Himalaya, you saw that Hub and Spoke were awarded a $100,000 grant from the Rasmussen Family Fund. Cong...
  • Rhythm is the single most important avenue to greatness in everything humans do
    16 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Before we begin, thanks for being here and reading what I hope is a totally entertaining way to look at creative work. But just as a quick call to action before you get immersed, Tom Webster this week...
  • When you find the quicksand, you know you've started the adventure
    19 Aug 2021 • 11 min read • 2 0
    I don’t own a van nor do I actually want one, so it’s perhaps a bit unfair of me to appropriate the #vanlife hashtag for this #vanlife of podcasting publications. (If you’re new here, each week we “pa...
  • How to grow your social media following the hard way
    12 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Do you want more followers on Twitter? Do you wish your Instagram was more like InstaBLAM!? What if you could spend just five minutes a day and become a POWERFUL social media influencer attracting SIX...
  • Podcast people's memories work differently
    05 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    If you’ve been listening to lots of podcasts for awhile, they’ve become part of your life. They shape the way you approach your day and they shape your memories. Welcome to the #vanlife of podcast pub...
  • You might have creative aerobic deficiency syndrome
    29 Jul 2021 • 7 min read
    Before we begin, a quick note. Thank you for being a reader. I like to tell stories and connect ideas, and that means that my newsletters aren’t quick-hit tips and tricks. A couple of posts went viral...
  • How to get listeners addicted to your show
    22 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Here we are back in the #vanlife of podcasting publications! How does it feel in here? Cozy? Safe? Full of potential to go wherever we want? We’ll be talking this week about the feelings evoked by cre...
  • My absolute marketing fail
    15 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    No #vanlife of podcast publications today. We’re getting right to it. I’ve been torn about whether to write this because part of me wants to be an endlessly optimistic entrepreneur, but the other, may...
  • Disaster writing and respecting the rules of genre
    08 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 2
    This week we’re parking the #vanlife of podcasting publications in Aspen, Colo., where cofounder Chris and I are together in the same place working on Timber for the first time since March 2020. Timbe...
  • The three ingredients of a great online community
    01 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Before I welcome you to this edition of the newsletter, will you please just Venmo $20 to your friend that has a podcast they want you to listen to that’s not very good, and sign them up for The Edit?...
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