Writing on Paragraph

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Emma Kwan

I first heard about Paragraph through Farcaster around two months ago. At the time, I was interested in learning more about the product because the potential of token-gated newsletters intrigued me. I also liked that Paragraph seemed to bridge exciting web3 functionality with the familiarity and efficacy of web2 features.

Despite being interested in Paragraph, however, I couldn't justify a switch to the platform for emma's newsletter because I was in the early stages of building the newsletter. Since I was focusing on writing over anything else, token-gating my newsletter seemed like something to implement later down the line.

Paragraph's game-changing feature for me (and why I'm writing here now) is the Farcaster integration. The hardest part about building a community through writing is that there's a gap between where people read my work and where people talk about my work.

I wrote a piece earlier this year about my experience in SheFi and the importance of curated education in web3 that garnered some great responses on Twitter. People were replying and quote tweeting me talking about their own experiences learning in web3. None of this was reflected in the post itself, and it made me kind of sad because the responses of people reading my article provided perspectives that strengthened my original thesis.

Seeing this feature in action on other people's Paragraph publications still blows my mind, and I am excited to see what the Paragraph team does next.

As for me, I'm looking forward to experimenting with short form content and continuing to exercise my writing muscle with marginalia. I enjoy crafting longer pieces and cramming as much as I can within 280 (or 320) characters, but I've been looking for a home for writing that falls somewhere in the middle.

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