We invited Mike Sowden, who writes Everything is Amazing, to share his insights on cultivating authenticity, promoting “wow” moments, and riding the wave of virality.
Thank you for your generosity in sharing, Mike! I am happy to hear that this has brought you back to enthusiasm and optimism. You in turn have brought that same spirit to readers.
The idea of seasons is so sharp and interesting to me. Where did you first get this idea?
So delighted to see Mike's success! I discovered Mike during his first viral success -- the one about pillars of light -- and have loved everything he's done since.
As an enthusiastic fan of Everything Is Amazing, I loved reading this! Thanks for sharing insights and thoughts and, as ever, some welcome moments of true authenticity.
Being someone who's new to Substack, thanks to Mr. Mike here who inspired me, I'm only thrilled to see this interview for so many reasons. I have enjoyed Mike's work for many years now, even worked together at certian points and I can only confirm how amazing his brain is, which is no wonder that his newsletter is as amazing. I am grateful for people like you, Mike, because you inspire soooooo many of us all the time. Your inspiration seems in fact timeless and that's a treasure. And this interview with every single golden nugget you share will be helpful for us newbies and everyone yet to come. I'm truly enjoying Substack - it brought my writing back somehow. So I have to thank you and this amazing platform for doing all that you're doing. Hugs!!! To many more newsletters and successes! 🙌🏼
Congrats on making this your full-time job, Mike. That's also my goal and it makes me happy to see others succeed. Where do you usually go for inspiration, to find your topics, if you will? I know that's a broad question and there may be a great number of sources, but just wondering. Thanks, again.
Being only 2 months old to newslettering( I picked up this word from Mike's comments :) ), this post gave me motivation to keep going and what I could do differently from what I'm doing already.
Thanks Katie and Mike for putting this together!
Mike! So happy to see this! Your enthusiasm and curiosity about the topics you cover are an absolute joy for the reader. Team Amazing Mike!
Thank you for sharing your story! I am kind of in the trenches right now with my newsletter with only 38 subscribers 13 issues in, but this gave me a bit of hope.
This was very motivational! Thank you, Mike! Checking out your newsletter now :)
I subscribed to Mike’s newsletter sometime ago. I have been tinkering with serials/series as a model for my newsletters. Thanks for this great insight Mike.
Yay Mike Snowden! I love your newsletter and it's great to get the "behind the scenes" look.
Love hearing this, Mike! Very well deserved for a very kind and generous writer 👏
Mike, you've talked about seasons during Office Hours but I'm specifically wondering: how long are your breaks? And what do you mean by "paid subscriber drives to my free list at the end?"
So many great takeaways! Cheers to the infectious enthusiasm, curiosity, and generosity of this work.
Yes, I have plans for a guest interview. Thank you for your advice. Much appreciate it.
Like you were last year, I have been on Substack for one month. I am a career and networking expert and a professional networking speaker. I have retired and planned to provide my expertise to free subscribers, however the only ones signing up are from my direct contacts. I have sent my links to Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook and have not generated any new subscribers. When you take a break, would you please take a look at my sight and offer recommendations. Perhaps there is something I should be doing that I am simply unaware of.
I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. I look forward to your response.