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May 01, 2019 17:16:29

Online Writing Inspiration

by @santhoshguru PATRON | 344 words | 2πŸ”₯ | 194πŸ’Œ

Santhosh Guru

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I enrolled for an online course on writing organized by Tiago Forte and David Perell, which is starting from tomorrow. I will definitely write a detailed post on what I am trying to learn from this course and why I feel this is the right time (as opposed to my strategy of focussing on distribution rather the focusing to improve the content in an earlier post). 

As part of the preparation for the course which is happening for the next 30 days, I wanted to take stock of the people who have influenced me. More accurately, whom I really want to be (in the future, if possible, blah blah qualifiers included 😊).

This was a tricky task because as an infovore, I read a lot. (It is another story that I store, rather hoard, a lot of articles in Instapaper queues and Kindle books which never will get empty 😜). I took a look at my Twitter following and categorized them based on the following criteria:

  • They should have written a long-form article (more than 500 words), I have really enjoyed reading. (Mandatory)
  • I would have read at least 4 long-form articles of them in the past 3 years. (Mandatory)
  • They are not professional writers or journalists (Flexible)

The actual list and on what topic I really like about them is here in my Evernote. (As the next step, I will narrow down the list to be precise as well as diverse for inspiration.)

Here is the list of people that I have collected (only the names as I could not copy a table from Evernote into 200WaD. For the detailed list, check here):

  1. Alex Danco
  2. Ben Thompson
  3. Mike Dariano
  4. Tren Griffin
  5. John Cutler
  6. Morgan Housel
  7. Andrew Chen
  8. Brian Balfour
  9. Rob Fitzpatrick
  10. Taylor Pearson
  11. Scott Young
  12. Ellen Chisa
  13. Erik Torenberg
  14. Michael Pollan
  15. Tyler Cowen
  16. Steven Johnson
  17. Julie Zhuo
  18. Justin Jackson
  19. Kevin Kwok
  20. Eugene Wei
  21. DHH & Jason Fried
  22. Kevin Kelly
  23. Chris Dixon
  24. Ben Evans
  25. Mark Suster
  26. Kara Swisher
  27. Steven Sinofsky
  28. Gabriel Weinburg
  29. Jana Vembunarayan
  30. Paul Graham
  31. Vishal Khandelwal
  32. Karin Taliga
  33. Tim Urban
  34. Samanth Subramanian
  35. Hiten Shah
  36. Tiago Forte
  37. David Perell

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    @santhoshguru That's so cool! @philh and me enrolled today to online courses as well! Happy enrollment day! Yey!

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 01, 2019 22:28:34
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    @santhoshguru Wow, Glad you're taking the course. Can't wait to read your learnings.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | May 01, 2019 14:00:42
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      @seunoyebode Thanks ☺️

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 01, 2019 21:21:26
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    @santhoshguru Congratulations on stepping up your writing game. I look forward to reading about your experience with the course.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 01, 2019 05:55:39
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      @brandonwilson Thanks. I will definitely be sharing my experience here at 200WaD

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 01, 2019 21:22:09
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