074 - Katie O’Connell

Katie O’Connell is a Community Manager at Substack where she helps celebrate and accelerate emerging writers on the platform

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Workspaces!

This is the 74th amazing setup shared with the community. If you are interested in scrolling through all of the featured spaces up until now, I just put together a (massive) twitter thread that showcases every single one of them. Show it some ❤️

Show me the workspaces!


Katie O’Connell is a Community Manager at Substack where she helps celebrate and accelerate emerging writers on the platform. Substack is the easiest way to start a newsletter and build your community (it actually powers the Workspaces newsletter that you’re reading right now!).

The night owl in her can be found making snail mail and zines for family and friends.

Inside Katie’s Workspace

Items:

  • 13‑inch MacBook Pro - Space Gray

  • HP monitor courtesy of my neighbor on Facebook Marketplace

  • Beats Solo 3 to listen to If I'm Gonna See You by Sean Angus Watson and get in flow

  • Books that shaped me for quick reference: Get Together by Bailey Richardson, Kevin Huynh, and Kai Elmer Sotto + Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

  • Artifacts from art projects past and a collection of inspiration.

  • Plants that will likely not make it through the week (I don't have a green thumb!)

  • Googly eyes for joy!

Tools: (though these don't feel all that interesting!)

  • Google Suite

  • Airtable

  • Zoom

  • Slack

  • Lu.ma

Be sure to let Katie know if you have any questions about starting your own newsletter/community on Substack! twitter.com/oconnell_ko 👋


If you’re interested in upgrading your workspace - join the growing community here! (we will be chatting in the #workspaces channel discussing everything from keyboards, art, software, etc. Come say hi!)

-Ryan (@rjgilbert)