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Protocol Update: Gradual Ascension
Well, I'm back from vacation, and we're back on the proverbial grind.
Since it's summertime, I'm judging my days based on the relative time until the next vacation. At this point, I have about four weeks until I'm on my next proper (lake/beach) summer vacation. I'm already prepping for it.
Given my upcoming vacation, I must be as productive and efficient with my time over the next four weeks as possible. So, based on that, I'm focusing the next few weeks on the following things:
- As I said on the last Sonic Canvas, I will try to be more active on Twitter, as that seems the best/easiest (relatively speaking) place to grow my audience. I've spent the last week or so cleaning up my bio/profile and clarifying my approach, so now's the time to put my fingers on the keyboard.
- I got access to my old Substack site (steelorca.substack.com), so I'm going to use that to repurpose some old content, which should speed up my content production (though it will still take a decent amount of my time).
- I'm doing a pen-and-paper audit (using one of those old-school daily planners) of how I spend my days. In other words, I'm recording when I wake up, when I start work, when I take breaks, when I eat dinner, when I write, when I go to bed, everything I can think of to track in terms of spending my time. Given how many things I want to be successful at (work, family life, exercise, DJing, building this site, becoming a Twitter influencer, and so on), being strategic with my time is crucial.
- Assuming I have enough time with all the other things I'm doing, I will try to start getting some content up for the other Steel Orca "protocols" (i.e. Synergy, Transparency and Resilience). I already have posts ready to go for those; I'm just in the process of editing them. Given how much faster my content production for this publication has gotten lately, I think I can squeeze in another post every few weeks. We'll see.
That should be it for now. We're genuinely in the throes of summertime and music festival season and whatnot, so if you're doing something fun, put down your phone, be in the moment, and enjoy it. I don't remember you looking at those videos after the fact, anyways.
Enjoy Sonic Canvas, and we'll see you next week.
Sonic Canvas offers an immersive experience where handpicked tracks from Spotify spark a spectrum of AI-generated visuals meticulously designed with the artistic touch of Midjourney. Each piece of art and music is carefully curated, showcasing the intricate details that AI and human creativity can achieve together.
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🏈 smith. - Madden
🚪 Nikita, the Wicked - ihateithere
🕊️ Habstrakt, IMANU - Libre
🔥 Noise Cans, Saber - Fiyah
Song of the Week 🙌
💭 MONSS - On Your Mind
Other AI Images Generated This Week
Other Music Bought This Week
Tools of the Trade
- Buffer: A cost-effective, comprehensive social media management tool. I'm currently just using this for managing Twitter and scheduling Tweets, but I will likely branch out to using it with other platforms (i.e., Instagram).
- Ghost: The platform you're currently reading this post on. A robust platform for new media creators, Ghost offers advanced tools for website creation, content publishing, email newsletters, and paid subscriptions, primarily focusing on fostering a thriving creator economy.
- Substack: This site was originally on Substack, and that's an excellent place to get started as a content creator (it's low-cost/free). However, Substack has issues with SEO and customization that made me switch to Ghost. If the barrier to start is a site, start writing on Substack and figure out the rest later. That's what I did, and I'm better for it.
That's it for this week from all of us here at Steel Orca. 🚀🐬
Until next time... 👋