At the beginning, 2023 held such promise.1 And as it’s gone along, I hope you’ve found a good deal of that promised to be realized, done some good work, and done some good not working.
Along the way, it’s been wonderful to hear from several of you about how you’ve found the content here helpful. I’m grateful that’s been the case. As George Eliot remarked,
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?2
As we anticipate moving into next year, I’d like to make sure I’m continuing to release content that’s useful to you.
In that context, I’d like to flip the usual script of providing commentary and giving advice. Instead, I’d like to invite you to give me some advice on what you feel would be most helpful to you next year.
If you already get my weekly newsletter, you’re more than welcome just to send me a reply and let me know your thoughts.
If not (or if you’d rather keep your responses anonymous), there’s a short, 5-question survey below. None of the questions is required. So, feel free to skip any of them.
That said, I’d encourage you to provide as much information as you feel comfortable sharing. The more information you provide, the more context I’ll have to help inform what I focus on next year. And the more helpful I can make next year’s content for you.
Thanks in advance so much for participating and helping me to help you hone your craft.
George Eliot, Middlemarch: A Study in Provincial Life (Edinburgh: Blackwood & Sons, 1872), 4:180–81. For making me aware of this apt question, I’m grateful to Greg McKeown, Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most (affiliate disclosure; New York: Currency, 2021). ↩