Want to collaborate?

Right now, you can get in touch with me for a few things:
Content Creation
Participating in User Research
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  • @abenschmidt
  • Chief Nobody @ mindonfire.co | CMM @ Animalz.co
  • Minneapolis, MN
Hello, I'm Ben. I like soup and helping other people. 
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Jul 20, 2021
Jul 20, 2021
Have you ever been in the room when someone says something like, "Okay, now how do we make this interesting?"

I have. But be careful...because the idea of making something interesting is a trap. 

Something is interesting. Or it isn't. And no matter your talent, you can't make some thing interesting. You can only try to trick people into thinking it is so.

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Jun 27, 2021
Jun 27, 2021
Appreciate options in Email products like Mailpoet, where I can set a "here's what new on the blog" email to fire on a certain day each month (but only if there is something new to share). Feels less spammy, more about rewarding people who've given their email to the list with stuff that could be worth their time. 

Also am experimenting with yanking transcripts out of Zoom meetings via Otter.ai and turning them into meta content for [this particular] blog.

I DO enjoy how it's "low effort" compared to some other forms of content writing. But more-so digging:

  1. Being able to turn "day to day" business activities into funky creative things for folks to enjoy 
  2. A "non-markety" way to convey/capture the different voices/personality of startup founders/leaders/team members getting the work done 
(Re: #2, much closer to the "sitting at the table listening to interesting people have a conversation" approach I first fell hard for @ the Slate Movie Club)
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Apr 01, 2021
Apr 01, 2021
Excited to join Animalz as Content Marketing Manager! 🎉
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Content Marketing Manager, Animalz