This weeks highlight is a Twitter thread I found on how people in the maker community are making their first online money.
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Hey!

I really had a lot of fun putting together last weeks newsletter. Safe to say that my was inbox flooded with your questions on how I write the slice, so it was really cool getting the chance to engage with you all! 

If you want to ask me any questions or maybe you just want to say hi, drop me a DM over on Twitter (I don't bite, promise🤞).

I do a lot walking on a daily basis, mostly because my college is in a (kinda) metropolitan area, and finding decent parking is a pain in the ass for me on most days.

The other day I parked my car a little further than I usually do, but on the walk to class I was completely lost and immersed in my own thoughts, when I hit the realization of just how normalized we've made a few things because of the pandemic. 

One of them being the face mask.

It made me think back to one of The Hunger Games movies, where in a dystopian future, the aristocrats and socialites normalise this ridiculous type of attire, and it got me thinking to how we have officially normalised masks, to the point where is not just a preventive measure to decrease the rate of infection, but also a fashion accessory like a watch or simple hat.

Nowadays, I just instinctively grab a mask before I even leave the house and I think nothing of it. It pisses me off that its now become that, but I'm looking forward to the day that I can just walk into a coffee shop without having to worry about having a mask on.

One thing that has made me more appreciative of wearing face masks are our eyes. I didn't really realize just how beautiful peoples eyes are until I started focusing on them more when having conversations with people, mostly because their face was covered by a mask.

Shower thoughts....am I right!

- Nic 
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This weeks catches 🎣
Here are some dope tools that I discovered this week.

Burner Page

Burner Page
Burner Page lets you create disposable burner pages to see how your prospective users engage with them. Think of concept validation and optimization through disposable (measurable!) landing pages.

Softr

Softr
Softr makes it easy to build web apps like client portals, internal tools, marketplaces, online communities, resource directories and websites from Airtable, in minutes with no code.

Znote

Znote
Znote is a cross-platform markdown based note taking app that is built to secure your files. Not to mention it looks stunning and is completely free! 

FontSpark

font Spark
FontSpark is a simple tool that helps you choose better fonts, without having to spend hours finding the perfect one. 

Newsletters 🚀

My picks of dope newsletters for this week.
This weeks featured newsletter is The Fast Times, that brings the best of Gen-X culture to the forefront of modern human existence.

I find it very refreshing to come across newsletters that don't just talk about only tech or entrepreneurship. To be honest, its very overwhelming and at times obnoxious, so finally getting a newsletter that discusses our culture and society is actually a breath of fresh air.

Dont get me wrong, I still love tech and building tiny internet businesses, but there is just something about taking a deep dive into modern culture that just peaks my curiosity and this weeks newsletter is a goodie. Enjoy. 

Interesting reads  📚

There's a lot of crap on the internet, here's a gem or two.
The twisted psychology of browser tabs
At this very moment, I have 63 tabs open across five different browser windows.

If this sounds familiar, that’s because most of us have a tab problem. New research out of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) found that 55% of people surveyed had trouble closing tabs, not because they couldn’t find the tiny X to click and close them, but because those tabs contain information they might need or want. That leads 30% of people to report having a “tab hoarding problem.” Read More

Make Classics, Not Content
Imagine walking into a gallery of your favorite artist’s work.

You see beautiful paintings lining the walls, spaced out in a manner that allows you to take your time with each piece. Each one is accompanied by a short blurb that describes the background of the piece, its origin, and how it ties in to the rest of the artist’s work.

But what if upon closer inspection, you see that the blurb also emphasizes the piece’s publication date, down to the particular day of the week? Read more
Learnings 💡
42 ways to make your first dollar online. 
Here is an awesome little Twitter thread on how people are making a living online. Check it out

Overcoming Envy.
"Living in Park City, Utah, I have often found myself feeling hopefully inadequate. It seems like everyone there is a top athlete of some sort. From mountain biking to running to climbing and skiing, you just know that everyone you see in the local grocery store is elite at something.Read more


280+ places to promote your project 
Here is a massive Airtable of different communities, websites and directories to post your project/side hustle/startup! Check it out
​​​​Classifieds 
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That's all for this week, see you next week, same time, same place! If you enjoyed this issue, consider sharing The Slice💌
Written by Nic | Brettenwood Coastal Estate, Ballito, KwaZulu Natal, 4409, South Africa