Sup Y'all #1
Sup y’all —
You’re receiving this either because you signed up or you’re a friend who I added without telling. Sorry about that! My feelings won’t be hurt if you unsubscribe.
I'll be sending two of these a month. A periodic exploration of things I find interesting. Links to provocative ideas, recommendations for good music and books, things I've written or have made.
My mindset is everyone who signs up for this is a friend. I'm going to do my best to not waste your time and to be real.
The inaugural Sup Y'all has three headlines. Here's headline #1.
I’m no longer CEO of Kickstarter
As of October I’m no longer working on Kickstarter. (Original news is here if you missed it.)
What a cool, great thing Kickstarter is and will continue to be. I’m extremely proud of all the ways I’ve been a part of it. It was an honor to serve that team and cause as CEO.
The transition out has been positive. Life has opened up in new ways. I’m both overjoyed and anxious by what's next.
I’m a writer again (with bonus features)
The next thing is being a writer again. It feels great to rediscover an old muscle.
I’ve been old-school blogging for the past two months. I wrote about job changes, weathering turbulence, and books I’m reading.
Until this email I haven’t shared these anywhere. I've liked the feeling that no one was reading. It's been for me. And now for you. You can check it out here: ystrickler.com/blog
Writing is the primary way I’m working but not the only way. I’ve learned a lot about making ideas and I have more of them than ever. I’ll have news about my first new project soon.
A great mixtape
Next week I’m traveling abroad with a friend. He set a ground rule for the trip: each of us makes a 60 minute mix. For the entirety of our trip we only listen to our two mixes back to back. If you’re looking for a soulful soundtrack to a new adventure and you use Spotify, click here.
Peace and love from NYC,