The Looking Glass: New Year, New Form

In which we move to little thoughts in little chunks of words

It’s 2021! And I had every intention of writing an ode to the New Year, something warm and comforting with a touch of spice, like a good gumbo.

But then my toddler decided that his favorite thing to do now is open every drawer in the house and bulldoze the contents. Then, there was the insurrection to process, and the sea shanties, and the gamestonks, and what do you know the month is over. Oh, and interspersed in there somewhere is a tale of company building. People used to tell me that company building was all-consuming. They’re absolutely right.

Occasionally in the shower I’ll get an idea that makes me think This would be a good blog post! Which then gets devoured by the next thought: Yeah but you’ll never write it. (What an annoying naysayer, that voice!) Then a third brain cell fires: Okay, but what if you write it in 280 character chunks? Which doesn’t actually make sense, if you think about it — writing well shorter is harder, especially if you have to conform to an arbitrary stupid limit. But somehow the psychology trick works.

So that’s what we’ve got, folks. A bunch of tweet threads. And that’ll be the game this year. If you use Twitter, you’ll still get them freshly delivered to your inbox monthly.

1. Many Ways to Answer “Who is this product for?” Poorly

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Julie Zhuo @joulee

January 4th 2021

84 Retweets617 Likes

2. O, A Founder’s Life for Me!

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Julie Zhuo @joulee

January 13th 2021

13 Retweets237 Likes

3. One Crazy Reason Why Someone Can’t Tell You What They Want

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Julie Zhuo @joulee

January 22nd 2021

181 Retweets950 Likes

4. All The Things I Did and Learned in Creating a Mentorship Circle with Awesome Designer Ladies (and why you should too!)

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Julie Zhuo @joulee

January 28th 2021

25 Retweets372 Likes

Stay safe, stay well, stay warm!