Newsletter #49

How to Write High Quality Content | How Newsletter Creators got their first 1000 subscribers | Creative accounts on TikTok | Slack alternative Twist

Welcome to Fresh van Root #49!

A friend reached out to ask about a blogging tool I mentioned in this newsletter a while ago. I couldn’t remember myself so I used the search bar on the newsletter archive page which brought up the result in a second. I am telling you this because about 500 links had been featured in this newsletter so far, and the archive has been recently made searchable via our website.

Hello to all new subscribers: this newsletter is for curious marketers, content/web creators, and entrepreneurs. Content & tool curation as a service, that’s the mission. Stay fresh! Rolf

🧠 Hand-Picked Content

How to Write High-Quality Content (Blog, 15min)

“Writing is mostly thinking, and thinking is hard.” – Animalz shares their special 5-step-method for writing well: examine, explain, engage, engineer, and earn. Bonus: find a surprise angle and make every word count. More

Getting Your First 1000 Email Subscribers (Blog, 5min)

If you want to start a newsletter, you might wonder how to get your first subscribers. In this post, several newsletter creators share their strategy to do exactly that. More

Reaching New Creative Heights on TikTok (Blog, 5min)

To stand out with their TikTok videos, some accounts push out videos so good that the author of this article is reminded of cinematic quality. More

Offices Opening Back Up (Blog, 5min)

An Asana manager is outlining his reasons why employees have to get back to the office. Asana will introduce a “Work from Home Wednesday”. It’s a bit surprising seeing this move from Asana, a company that develops a tool that is helping teams to stay connected, wherever they are. More

🛠️ Tools & Apps & Services

Google Workspace Gets a Big Upgrade

When it comes to features for collaborating, Google Docs/Slides/Sheets are way behind compared to Asana, Notion, and many others. At Google I/O features have been announced that will improve the experience. I especially look forward to all features that make the editing experience smoother, including jumping between different docs. Video | More

Slack Alternative: Twist by Doist

Is your team firing chat messages back and forth, and conversations are scattered across channels and threads? Twist wants to fix this. It has an email-like feel on the outside, but the concept clicks for me. Instead of chatting away, the initial message in a channel needs a subject and every conversation is threaded by default. In evaluation as Slack replacement at Fresh van Root at the moment. Review | More

Summarize Meetings Automatically

This tool wants to make reading through meeting transcripts oboslete. And there are a lot these days thanks to recorded Zoom calls. The tool has just been launched on Product Hunt. It reminds me of Otter.AIMore

Icon Library

180 icons in SVG format for your next project. More

📣 Fresh van Root

Unsplash Overload

What’s your favorite Unsplash alternative? Free or paid. Thanks for any tips!

🔗 One More Link

Checking Email in 1984

A fun video showing how to check your emails on the go in the early days of the internet. More