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CJ Chilvers

If you’re reading this, I’m probably not doing my job. I want you to read less of this kind of thing and create stuff that makes you happy. I’m CJ. I make honest and useful books and essays at the intersection of creativity and sanity — an oasis in the creator economy.

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New: Principles for Newsletters Paperback

There’s finally a physical version of the book at Amazon. You can find it here. There’s a Kindle version up on Amazon as well, if that’s more your thing. That’s over here. I’m still offering the book indie-style as a package in multiple ebook formats

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What’s with the hostility towards personal publishing?

It's about money, of course. Google may have a problem with us. A few weeks ago, Google had a big leak. While details are still lacking, it seems like there’s a bias against personal sites when it comes to search results. From Mike King: “Google may be

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Embrace the carnage.

The web is back. Or, is it on its back? Google and OpenAI have been racing to see who can replace the web for you. Google isn’t even hiding it anymore. From Platformer via Daring Fireball: “This new approach is captured elegantly in a slogan that appeared several times