Is blogging dead? There has been a lot of discussion this year about the future of this medium. In this post I look at the threats that impact the popularity of blogging, and how with a competitive market blogging can still have a place in your creative endeavours.
In this post I explore the legal, ethical, karma, just, and philosophical stance of walking off with money that you've found. What would you do if you found money that wasn't yours?
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.
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'
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.
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 week I return (briefly) reflecting on my blogging break.
Are you struggling to find your passion? Have a read of this great post which offers insights into finding this meaning...
Do you struggle with self-promotion? Do you feel awkward or anxious when it comes to celebrating or sharing your good work? Have a read of this great post...
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
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
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.