Confidence and Doubt

What is the relationship between confidence and doubt? They both have their role to play - too much confidence can make your arrogant and unlikeable, too much doubt can make you fearful and also unlikeable. In this post we explore the relationship between the two and how they drive you to succeed.

Despise The Free Lunch

Beware anything that comes for free. Whether it's being offered a free ebook, favour, or free lunch, beware that this may come at a cost. Some people use freebies as a sales tactic, to coerce the obliging to return the favour. In this post I share a story of getting caught up in being literally offered 'the free lunch'

From Casual To Cult: The Path To 1000 True Fans

In 2008 WIRED editor Kevin Kelly wrote that creators only needed 1000 true fans to make a living. In this post I look at this theory through the perspective of blogging and map out the different ways your audience engages up to the true fan - the person who enables you to make a living doing what you love.

Eat The Cookie, Or Don’t – A Post About Conformation Bias

In this post I look at the blog writers struggle with confirmation bias. It's easy to believe information when it suits are narrative, but why should we take more care? Here I argue the importance of checking sources and being responsible in what you publish (even if it ruins your plans!)

This Is Not The End

This week I return (briefly) reflecting on my blogging break.

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Other Posts I Like: Self-Promotion For The Constantly Nervous

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A Look Back: How Social Media Made Us Hate Office Jobs

Something that gets on my nerves on 'money' Twitter is every hack entrepreneur guru having digs at those working a 9 to 5 job. In response I wrote this post: How Social Media Made Us Hate Office Jobs Although written back in 2019, the hacks may have changed but the commentary hasn't dated, as the … Continue reading A Look Back: How Social Media Made Us Hate Office Jobs

A Furious RANT About Blogging in 2022

I won’t lie I’m tired. You might even say burnt out. But something compels me again and again to sit down on evening and weekends in a regular ritual bashing away on a keyboard crafting words together. Does one do this for validation? No, I would have given up years ago if that was the … Continue reading A Furious RANT About Blogging in 2022

A Few Observations On Engagement And Blogging

Everyone wants to grow their blog, but how do you do it? - Through engagement! In this post I share a few personal observations I've learnt since starting my role as an engagement lead, and share ideas how to build and reach your desired audience.

I Can’t Take It Anymore: 11 Steps To Avoid Burnout!

Are feeling overwhelmed with life that you feel at the point of burnout? This post shares some steps that can ease this pressure, and reduce the chance of you flagging in your commitments.

All About You: How Egocentric Bias Is Clouding Your Perspective

Egocentric bias is a cognitive bias hat heavily influences people’s points of view when looking at life. It can interfere as people place to much importance on themselves. This post explores the concept and provides some tips to try and ensure you stay more critical - considering outside perspectives in your thinking.