I recently planned and launched a publication on Medium from scratch. But before spending a weekend planning the business model, I had to think hard on what values would become the compass to guide my content.
The publication, Persistence in Practice, provides realistic, practical advice on creative work, productivity, and building habits to go the distance.
I wanted my editorial values to set the publication’s moral fiber apart from the majority of the self-improvement market, where overhyped content dishes out hackneyed takeaways.
Planning the publication helped me understand what editorial values I wanted to uphold when writing content. But, in many ways, these values are also what I want to see more of as a reader. [Read more…]