3 Years Later, Here Are My Favorite and Most Important Pieces On Medium
I came to Medium 3 years ago with an edge.
A literary agent liked my proposal but asked where my audience was. It was a bit more insulting than that, but I saw Medium as an opportunity to build an audience, with an eventual plan to leave the platform, for bookshelves.
3 years and hundreds of pieces later, I’m still here, writing for the fun of it, the fulfillment of it, and now, totally for me.
Independent of performance, here are my favorite and most important original pieces on Medium.
Table of ContentsI. HumorII. Sobriety & Alcohol-Free BeveragesIII. Branding & MarketingIV. My Solo Bike Ride Across America In 2019
Sobriety & Alcohol-Free Beverages
Last Year I Drank Tequila
And then a beer, a margarita, a couple of vodka sodas, and two more tequila shots.
794 Days of Water: A Sobriety Story
Hi, my name is Richie. I am 28, wild & sober. I am here to normalize sobriety because 794 days ago the regret became…
From Whiskey To Water: A Guide To Your First Year Sober
How to talk to your friends & family, go on dates, find new hobbies, and find comfort in your new sobriety. Plus, a…
The Alarming Effects Alcohol Has On Your Immune System
Replacing boredom with beer and dismissing proven stress-relieving practices in favor of boozy virtual happy hours puts…
The Category Best Positioned To Deliver The Next Beyond Meat
The non-alcoholic beverage revolution is on the horizon, and it’s only a matter of time before it lands on your shore…
The Many Health Benefits of Non-Alcoholic Beer
German Olympians are no longer the only beneficiaries of the health-promoting properties of non-alcoholic beer
7 Predictions For The Non-Alcoholic Category In 2021
New beverages, new tools, new challenges, and an ethics decision for an entire segment
The Ultimate Guide to Non-Alcoholic Beverages
An introduction to over 200 non-alcoholic beer, spirit, wine, and ready-to-drink brands for your education and…
The Movement More Popular Than Meatless Monday
This movement reserves 37% of the days in a calendar year, nearly 3x as many as Meatless Monday
Branding & Marketing
What Non-Violent Revolutions Can Teach Us About Marketing
Extracting the principles of marketing that Otpor! and other successful nonviolent movements from history have used.
The “Contact” Page On Your Website Is Costing You Business
Getting in touch with you should be the easiest part of your business.
12 Questions That Will Tell You If Your Idea Is A Winner
A peer-reviewed guide to identifying winners during your idea selection process.
9 Edits That Will Improve Your LinkedIn Profile
Updating your LinkedIn profile to increase inbound leads and elevate yourself into a thought leader.
The Twitter Trick Lil Nas X Uses To Create Internet Chaos
Lil Nas X used this Twitter trick to generate over one million brand mentions
The 7 Most Likely Email Formats At Any Company
An informed email guessing strategy that works
The Genius of HubSpot and Privy’s Free Website Graders & How To Create Your Own
Free feedback from trusted sources is nearly impossible to resist
Chronicling My Solo Bike Ride Across America In 2019
The Truths Uncovered When Riding Your Bicycle Across America Alone
This summer, I rode my bicycle 3,904 miles across America, unsupported and alone. This is what I found.
I Lost My Mind In The Middle Of Missouri
The funny thing about calling this ride The Wellness Ride is that in the process of delivering wellness to over 2,000…
The Greatest Personal Tragedy Is That Of A Dream Deferred.
There is safety in dreaming without action, it protects you by not inviting failure onto yourself. But without failure…
I also keep a public list of the podast episodes that blew my away:
11 Investment Opportunities This Decade That Are Not Bitcoin
Alternative assets, record-high APY’s, local bakeries, and a racehorse
I also keep a public list of the podcast episodes that blew me away:
The Podcast Episodes That Have Blown My Mind
An active list updated when my mind is blown 🤯
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