What is the Best Entry Point into the World of Web3? Meet Richard Patey, Web3 Community Builder by@richard

What is the Best Entry Point into the World of Web3? Meet Richard Patey, Web3 Community Builder

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This story is a part of Hacker Noon's Meet the Writer series of interviews. The series is intended for tech professionals contributing the most insightful Hacker Noon stories to share more about their writing habits, ideas, and professional background (and maybe a hobby or two).

If you too would like to start contributing to Hacker Noon, you can do so here.

So let’s start! Tell us a bit about yourself. For example, name, profession, and personal interests.

Hi I’m Richard or patey.eth on Twitter. I have a newsletter and discord on how creative people can contribute to web 3 communities, rather than creating their own web2 publications.

Interesting! What was your latest Hackernoon Top story about?

My latest top story was called Why Subscriptions Are a Beatable Business Model for the Creator Economy and was about how building your own audience and running your own subscriptions is a -EV play, compared with contributing to an existing tokenized community and earning their token.

Do you usually write on similar topics? If not, what do you usually write about?

My writing is now focussed on web3 communities, having previously built and sold a web2 substack publication.

Great! What is your usual writing routine like (if you have one?)

I only write when feel inspired - until then I just learn by doing. The current cadence of my newsletter is currently less than once a month!

Being a writer in tech can be a challenge. It’s not often our main role, but an addition to another one. What is the biggest challenge you have when it comes to writing?

As I’ve taken myself off a forced weekly publishing schedule, I no longer have the issue of having to come up with something interesting every week which was the biggest challenge I had. It can be exhausting to have to publish.

What is the next thing you hope to achieve in your career?

At this stage of my entrepreneurial and investing journey, I now prefer to contribute to other people’s communities, whether that’s media DAOs such as Forefront, or NFT communities such as Ape DAO (the featured image in this article is my NFT that gives access to the DAO).

Wow, that’s admirable. Now, something more casual: What is your guilty pleasure of choice?

I’m not in control when around Tim Horten’s donuts…

Do you have a non-tech-related hobby? If yes, what is it?

Disc Golf - it’s the only sport I enjoy watching more than playing.

What can the Hacker Noon community expect to read from you next?

More web3 content as I go further down the crypto rabbit hole.

Thanks for taking time to join our “Meet the writer” series. It was a pleasure. Do you have any closing words?

Thanks for interviewing me, it’s been great to see your transition from Medium to your epic own platform. Closing words would be that DAOs and social tokens can be complex to comprehend. I think the best entry point into the world of web3 is to buy an inexpensive pfp NFT that gives you access to a community on Discord and go from there.


Welcome To The Web3 Writing Contest

This story is a part of Hacker Noon's Meet the Writer series of interviews. The series is intended for tech professionals contributing the most insightful Hacker Noon stories to share more about their writing habits, ideas, and professional background (and maybe a hobby or two).

If you too would like to start contributing to Hacker Noon, you can do so here.

So let’s start! Tell us a bit about yourself. For example, name, profession, and personal interests.

Hi I’m Richard or patey.eth on Twitter. I have a newsletter and discord on how creative people can contribute to web 3 communities, rather than creating their own web2 publications.

Interesting! What was your latest Hackernoon Top story about?

My latest top story was called Why Subscriptions Are a Beatable Business Model for the Creator Economy and was about how building your own audience and running your own subscriptions is a -EV play, compared with contributing to an existing tokenized community and earning their token.

Do you usually write on similar topics? If not, what do you usually write about?

My writing is now focussed on web3 communities, having previously built and sold a web2 substack publication.

Great! What is your usual writing routine like (if you have one?)

I only write when feel inspired - until then I just learn by doing. The current cadence of my newsletter is currently less than once a month!

Being a writer in tech can be a challenge. It’s not often our main role, but an addition to another one. What is the biggest challenge you have when it comes to writing?

As I’ve taken myself off a forced weekly publishing schedule, I no longer have the issue of having to come up with something interesting every week which was the biggest challenge I had. It can be exhausting to have to publish.

What is the next thing you hope to achieve in your career?

At this stage of my entrepreneurial and investing journey, I now prefer to contribute to other people’s communities, whether that’s media DAOs such as Forefront, or NFT communities such as Ape DAO (the featured image in this article is my NFT that gives access to the DAO).

Wow, that’s admirable. Now, something more casual: What is your guilty pleasure of choice?

I’m not in control when around Tim Horten’s donuts…

Do you have a non-tech-related hobby? If yes, what is it?

Disc Golf - it’s the only sport I enjoy watching more than playing.

What can the Hacker Noon community expect to read from you next?

More web3 content as I go further down the crypto rabbit hole.

Thanks for taking time to join our “Meet the writer” series. It was a pleasure. Do you have any closing words?

Thanks for interviewing me, it’s been great to see your transition from Medium to your epic own platform. Closing words would be that DAOs and social tokens can be complex to comprehend. I think the best entry point into the world of web3 is to buy an inexpensive pfp NFT that gives you access to a community on Discord and go from there.

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