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30 Things Listeners can do to Help your Podcast

Random Observation/Comment #741: We can all make someone smile (or help their goals). Why this List? While I’m completing my 30 day challenge contacting my favorite podcasts, I’ve decided to do something for the lovely people that responded. Even just a “like” on a DM or response to an email is super kind and rewarding. I think everyone would want...

30 We Got This with Mark and Hal Favorite Episodes

Random Observation/Comment #740: Fake internet court is the best form of podcasts right now. Please solve my meaningless disputes. Why this List? Off of the Judge John Hodgman binge I went through a few months ago, I heard the episode about pretzel shapes and got introduced to the “research” of Mark and Hal. Super knowledgeable and happy homage discussions across...

[30 Day Challenge] Contact 30 Podcast Idols

Random Observation/Comment #739: People are pretty amazing. Why this Challenge? Above and beyond my lovely friends and family, I’ve been kept company by the voices and stories from podcasts through monotonous and stressful times. To show my gratitude, I will reach out to all of my regulars (and even record a question!). Here are my top 30 podcasts and the...

30 Conferences I Want to Attend

Random Observation/Comment #738: I don’t miss conferences, but I miss my conference-goer acquaintances. It’s been way too long. Why this List? If I were single, without responsibility, and given my current capital, I’d probably do a year long challenge of attending fun conferences and events. Unfortunately (and fortunately), I do have an amazing home life and would rather spend the...

30 Market Bootstrapping mechanisms

Random Observation/Comment #737: Tokenization does not equal liquidity! Why this List? Whenever you have new markets, you have whales and market players that take advantage of market inefficiencies. The healthy growth of a network needs an evolution/stabilization of the valuation and analysis of the market. To bootstrap your network (and maybe your native token governing the dapps on this market)...

30 YouTube Optimization Patterns

Random Observation/Comment #736: Are followers an appreciating asset? Is this the new way of the internet? Why this List? I watch more YouTube than TV nowadays, and I subscribe to a number of channels that are doing some fairly clever things to increase view count and cross between networks of viewers. I love noticing these patterns in case one day...

30 Crypto/Blockchain Criticisms

Random Observation/Comment #735: Every technology has its critics. It just so happens the crypto industry is disrupting traditional banking infrastructure and some powers that be would rather keep this a cartel. Why this List? Criticisms are always welcome as new products and features will be incremental in the crypto space. Many thanks to the ConsenSys marketing team (esp James B...

30 Bearish Trends (Sept 2021)

Random Observation/Comment #734: I’ll become a bear when everyone gets overly bullish. Why this list? I find it funny that I started with 30 bullish trends (because I was feeling optimistic after adopting 2 kittens). The truth is that I see-saw between all these contradictory feelings. I guess that’s what makes the markets. Not to fall for any FUD, but...

30 Bullish Trends (Sept 2021)

Random Observation/Comment #733: We’ve still got a lot of innovation happening that offsets some of my cynical predictions. Why this list? What is there to look forward to in the next few years? I’m nervous about the markets by Feb 2022, but still a bull across the board on interesting patterns and developments in communities. Cryptocurrency – This new form...

30 DAO Patterns and Projects

Random Observation/Comment #731: I can’t wait for the day I tell people I work for or manage a DAO. Imagine the eye roll. Why this list? Just as NFTs had its seasons (30 NFT patterns and projects), I figured I’d get ahead of the oldie, but goodie – DAOs. Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) from the OG slock.it DAO showing the...

30 Judge John Hodgman Inside Jokes

Random Observation/Comment #730: I love fake internet courtrooms. Please solve all my disputes. Why this List? I’m a completionist when it comes to devouring content and podcasts. My recent revisit to Judge John Hodgman made me realize that there’s something comforting in a fake internet courtroom. The little arguments are petty and pedantic, but the judge is just so wise...

30 Digital Mediums

Random Observation/Comment #729: We should all think about how our works can take different forms to reach different audiences. Why this List? We create a lot of digital content to communicate ideas and expressions of ourselves and our products. In a quest to better understand how my lists of 30 content and other material I create can be expressed, I...

30 Questions for my Parents

Random Observation/Comment #728: Even if you don’t ask questions for advice, ask because you’re curious. I was surprised at how happy my parents were when I showed interest in their past, present, and future plans. Why this List? Sometimes I struggle with getting into the “real talk” with my parents. They are my ultimate idols and I don’t want to...

30 Parent Visiting Denver Activities

Random Observation/Comment #727: I love showing my parents how I’ve become a functional and independent adult. Now we can move into the next parent-child phase of being awesome friends. Why this List? My parents are here for almost a month and we managed to squeeze in a lot of fun activities. We tried to keep things interesting and I took...

30 Foods Evie Eats

Random Observation/Comment #726: Being a good eater is important in Chinese culture. Best Chinese kids finish everything on their plate/bowl and ask for seconds. Why this List? Evie is at the age where she’s super picky about what she eats. We do the “3 bite rule”, but I think she’ll just love on carbs and chicken nuggets for the next...

30 Things My Parents Want Me to Learn

Random Observation/Comment #725: In retrospect, I’ve never gotten bad advice from my parents. Thank you! Why this List? I hadn’t seen my parents in a year due to the pandemic, so I’m ecstatic to show them Colorado. Along with their love and cooking, I’ve also received a lot of sage advice. I might be writing this because I know my...

30 Ways to Improve Your Business

Random Observation/Comment #724: I don’t want to be good, I just want to be better. Why this List? I love brainstorming and helping people improve their businesses. Our chiropractor and personal trainer, Matt O of Move Muscle Therapy Co asked how he could leverage social media to create a brand and grow his client base. For background, he travels to...

30 Ways to Make Friends

Random Observation/Comment #723: “I have friends, I definitely have friends” ~Crazy Ex Girlfriend song stuck in my head Why this List? It’s hard to make friends as an adult. Most of the people closest to me are close because we’ve known each other for a long time, traveled together, had countless meals together, and used to hang out all the...

30 Denver Kid Class Ideas

Random Observation/Comment #721: At this age, we’re just happy to see them roll around outside. Why this List? We want Evie to try as many things as possible. Awesome part of all this is the activities out there also double as daycare and socialization opportunities. After writing this list, I just realized that I can probably also take these classes...

30 Lesser Known Luxury Items

Random Observation/Comment #720: My new favorite thing to do is visit neighbors and look for cool gadgets I can buy. I totally want that Dyson lamp. Yea, they make lamps. Why this List? I don’t like expensive things, but I do invest in awesome things that bring me joy and perceived luxury. The most expensive thing on the list is...

30 Manners I Want Evie to Learn

Random Observation/Comment #719: Class never goes out of style. Why this List? Manners represent social norms and levels of kindness. From a Chinese background, poor manners are disrespectful and could lead to dishonor or disappointment. In these important years of parenting Evie, I want her to at least learn some of these phrases, actions, and situations. “Please” / “Thank you”...

30 Traditions We Want to Form

Random Observation/Comment #718: Let’s slow down time together. Why this List? Off of the previous post on Wills, Trusts, and Digital legacies, I was thinking about which traditions we want Evie to try out while she’s growing up. We got around 5 years to experiment with a few fun activities. For example, some families love the super bowl and will...

30 Themed Potluck Parties

Random Observation/Comment #717: All that cooking during the pandemic has prepped me for the upcoming set of neighborhood cooking competitions. Challenge accepted. Why this List? It’s time to party! We’ve been stuck inside for way too long and now we are ready to host and be hosted. Most of these ideas are just foods I want to eat all the...

30 Crypto FUD Narratives

Random Observation/Comment #715: If you’re trading the market on margin/leverage, then you’re straight up gambling. Have a longer time horizon. Be an investor. Why this List? “The sky is falling.” Is the “bottom in” or is this a “cycle top”? How do I diversify through a bear market? I personally don’t like spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt), but it’s not...

30 Replenishing Energy Activities

Random Observation/Comment #714: Remember to take a break. Split up your hours, days, weeks, and take those vacation days. Why this list? You start your day with a limited amount of energy. Each decision or long thought process requires your attention to execute. A recommended exercise is creating your energy plot of your hours and days of the week. Mine...