“Community”

Communicating your Message

  The Audience (~90%) This is your largest demographic by far and makes up the bulk of your email list, your followers on social media, the readers of your blog. This group has found you because of your communication. And more specifically, because they align with your belief system about your business, your products, the […]


Community Hangout // 002

Hey all, Doing an impromptu community hangout/livestream in the next 5-10 minutes (~12:20 PM PST.) Use this link here to join: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_h_pMOvbFk Agenda No real agenda, browsing the web, Q&A chatting about new projects, recent posts. Bring your own tea/coffee or link of preference. Think of this like our coffee shop, a study hall.. browsing the […]


The Community Responds

Just yesterday we hosted our first virtual wine-party, which functioned as the first ever Community Census. I had conversations with you all in survey form, and I’m here to report back on what I’ve learned. To start, about 500 of you attempted to join us at this party. And at the time of checking the results, […]


The Community Census

What do you do when you’re cornered at a wine party, having small talk with a stranger? Apparently, most of you politely nod your head. And, others of you happen to be bonified small-talkers! Over the past week, I’ve been collecting reviews of Creative Caffeine. Just for fun, I also asked everyone the question stated above. […]


Re: The Light Phone/Letting Go

Re: The Light Phone Hello David, First off, thanks for bringing this device to my attention. It was just the thing a was looking for! Second, I guess the great issue with technology is that we never think or study enough the consequences that it will bring and, in the case of devices such as […]


Subscriber Art: Don + Kristen

Hey All, Sometimes members send me their art, their new project, their story, where they are stuck…  It’s a gift to receive and an honor to respond. I wanted to share two recent items with you. I’m amazed by the members of this community. You’re independent, and unafraid to question how things have always been done.  But […]


Mail, Re: 2018

I spend time that (I think) a lot of people waste looking at their phone or TV, doing absolutely anything else… reading, walking, digging, being outside, going to a class, cooking, writing, talking. Two years ago I made some big changes in my life and I’m still reaping the rewards of a changing mindset, perspective […]


RE: Ideas for Coffee Shops

Assorted Community Response, Re: Ideas for Coffee Shops ——————————————— Spyhouse is definitely one of the best-designed coffee shops I’ve ever experienced. For me, though, the coffee from Dogwood blows Spyhouse out of the water — but their coffee bars aren’t all perfect for work. And of course, Stumptown at the Ave is freelancer heaven. I have a […]


Faces: Detroit

I stopped through Detroit on the way back home for the holiday and offered up portraits to anyone on this list who wanted to swing by. It was a great way to meet a bunch of people local to the area, and I’m looking forward to doing this again soon in the next city I […]


Re: Sticky Note

Re: Sticky Note My sticky note says (quoting Derek Sivers) “What if you didn’t need the money or attention?” I’ve been chewing on this thought for months (years?) now. Loving it, and hating it at the same time. 😉 – Mathias Maul ___________________________ Not on my mirror, but on my computer monitor. It says “Good […]