After switching my career from the creator economy to Web 3 late last year, I struggled at first as I found the learning curve quite steep. Here are some things I did to accelerate my growth.
1. Start an Alpha chat with friends.
It was originally a proposal from a buddy who was also getting into Web 3 at the time. Its premise was that three heads are better than one. We would meet for an hour every week and share what we had all learned about the crypto space. We each picked a topic and created a slideshow with the goal of educating others about a specific NFT channel, project, or collection. Our Alpha chat continues to operate via Telegram where we have over 30 members with quality discussions on all things Web 3.
2. Organize a high-quality newsfeed.
There is a lot of noise in the Web 3 space. It is often difficult to find quality content with unbiased analysis of news and events. My two go-to sources of information are Decrypt and CoinDesk.
3. Follow good content creators.
I dramatically accelerated my learning curve through a steady diet of YouTube videos and podcasts. I spent the first few months of my educational journey watching and listening to over 3 hours of web content.
My favorite shows are:
Bankless with Ryan Sean Adams and David Hoffman. Bankless hosts very knowledgeable guests and the conversations are always informative and educational.
The Coin Bureau is one of the top 3 web shows on YouTube. The host goes by the pseudonym Guy, and his ability to present complex ideas in a simple, easy-to-digest way is unparalleled. Beyond Web 3, Guy also covered broader macro news providing much-needed context for the bigger picture beyond the crypto market.
For NFT news, I like to have a good mix of educational and fun content.
Proof with Kevin Rose is one of the best shows in the NFT space and covers a wide range from degen projects to blue chips and web 3 art pieces. The show is very professional and has great guests from diverse backgrounds of the NFT scene. .
The Nifty Alpha is my daily dose of degenerate NFT fun. I wake up to their morning show and still look forward to the banter between hosts Pio, NFT Nick and Captain Kix. The intro music is on point, the NFT weather report is informative, and the guys still manage to make me laugh even during the brutal bear market.
4. Start writing.
I can’t stress how powerful writing can be in accelerating your learning curve. I started writing regularly in May in order to refine my ideas about Web 3 and express my thoughts about the space more clearly. Writing forces me to really engage with what I’m learning and deeply integrate concepts and ideas that serve as the foundation of my Web 3 knowledge.
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