The Crown Chronicles 010

Balance, flow states, active recovery, and using free NFTs strategically.

Hey there, Happy Wednesday!

Today we celebrate the 10th edition of The Crown Chronicles. First and foremost, thank you so much for being here; this wouldn't be possible without you. 🎉🎉

Today, I want to shine a spotlight on an essential but often overlooked aspect of our lives: balance. Yes, the grind is real and necessary, but we shouldn't overlook the importance of taking care of ourselves.

In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, particularly for those of us in the creative field, it can be easy to neglect self-care. We push ourselves to the limit and pour our hearts and souls into our work, but often forget that it's vital to replenish that energy we're so freely giving.

Whether you're creating music, building a business, or juggling both, remember that productivity isn't solely about the hours you put in. It's about the quality of those hours. And for those hours to count, we need to be in the best shape mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

Getting 7-8 hours of sleep, eating well, and active recovery activities like exercise or meditation are not optional—they're necessary. They reset your cognitive load, preventing burnout and freeing up mental resources for deeper, more meaningful engagement in what you do.

Time spent with family and friends also plays a key role. It rejuvenates our spirit, sparks joy, and reminds us why we're working so hard in the first place.

We don't just want to work hard, we want to work smart. We don't just want to create, we want to create sustainably. Remember, you can only give your best when you're at your best. So, keep hustling, but don't forget to pause and take care of yourself too.

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What’s New?

Last week, Clear Eyes, Sara Phillips and I wrapped up the public sale of Clear Eyes’ remix of ‘Hurts’, with a total of 69 editions sold… THANK YOU!

Although it seemed like a regular drop, it wasn’t. Here are a few facts:

  1. The golden egg winner gets 3 NFTs straight out of our personal collections.

  2. A second remix is on the way & ALL collectors get automatically added to the waitlist.

  3. All collectors are granted access not to one, not to two, but to all three collectors-only chats on Telegram.

We’re happy to announce the winner of the golden egg is Jessica (

Congrats!! We’ll be in touch shortly to send your reward!

Collect On Secondary

Creative Corner

This week, let's explore an exciting frontier: leveraging NFTs, specifically free ones like POAPs, to nurture and expand your community.

Imagine you're hosting a gig, and at the end of the night, each of your fans walks away with more than just great memories—they've also got a unique NFT to remember the experience. This NFT, or POAP, is more than just a digital souvenir. It's a ticket to a richer, more interactive fan experience.

Platforms like allow you to use these NFTs to start building a social graph, painting a comprehensive picture of your audience. You can discover shared interests within your community, observe patterns like the most popular days and times for on-chain activity, and learn which of your fans also have Lens profiles.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. The data you accumulate can powerfully inform your strategy, helping you tailor experiences and create content that resonates deeply with your audience.

These POAPs could even be the key to unlocking token-gated online experiences on platforms like Bonfire. The sky really is the limit.

So, as you plan your next event or release, think about how free NFTs could enrich the experience for your fans. Not only can they serve as a cool collectible, but they also hold immense potential to strengthen your community.

Charlie's Weekly Discoveries

El Niño Estrella - Xcelencia’s Membership Pass Launched

App-Specific Rollups: A Trade-Off Between Connectivity and Control

Documenting The Creator Economy w/ Avi Gandhi

Bello introduces interests: Know your collectors better

Lens Introduces: Lens Protocol V2

Drop Of The Week

Louis Futon - Good As It Gets [via]

Collect Drop

Thank you all so much for reading this issue of The Crown Chronicles! If you enjoyed it, please hit that subscribe button and don't hesitate to share it with your friends. Your support means the world to me!

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