(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)
I’ve spent most of 2020 working on an exciting project at work called discovery+.
It’s a new streaming service for real-life unscripted entertainment with more than 55,000 episodes across 2,500 shows from all of Discovery’s loved brands including Animal Planet, Food Network, Discovery Channel, and TLC.
Most of my focus has been on the mobile and CTV apps (iOS, tvOS, and Android specifically) so if you do end up subscribing, I’d love to know what you think!
discovery+ will launch on January 4. You can sign up here to get an email when we go live.
Not a lot has changed in my life since my last update. I’ve been living in quarantine with my wife and our little puppy in Los Angeles since the pandemic started.
We tried to take a couple of road trips here and there but we paused any further travel plans due to the increase in cases in the country.
It’s been hard not being able to see family and friends. I had been planning to see my family during the summer and this is the longest my wife hasn’t seen hers.
It’s been hard for everyone, but I’m grateful we are all healthy and safe.
I hope 2021 will be a much better year for all of us.
I stopped making new year resolutions in the last few years but I still have 2-3 main goals I try to reach every year.
For 2021, my biggest goal is to build an audience through this website, newsletter, and Twitter.
I think having an audience is essential for anyone building things online. “The build it and they will come” idea isn’t actually true.
If you don’t have an audience to sell your product to, you’ll have a hard time becoming successful.
Updated on December 28, 2020 from Los Angeles, California.