There are all sorts of things happening in this ad, which I see every day at the train station bus stop. Every time I walk past it I look again to see if I'm missing something, if it's just me that's reading it wrong in some way. Because I kind of can't believe I'm reading … Continue reading We Need To Discuss Punctuation
This blog post is bugging me. I know it shouldn’t, but it is. The writer is advocating on behalf of “doing nothing,” saying that it’s sometimes the best option when you are stuck between choices or are otherwise struggling in some way. What he’s saying is, I know, just a kind of twist on the … Continue reading You’re Never Doing Nothing
I see this photo everywhere. It pops up in my RSS reader at least once or twice a week. Sometimes the blog post using it is about writing or being a writer. Sometimes it’s about productivity. Sometimes it’s about workplace issues of some sort or another. Most stock photos are pretty generic. If a picture … Continue reading Who Is This Stock Photo Guy?
I’m as filled with nostalgic yearning for the halcyon days of childhood as anyone else my age upon hearing that Toys ‘r’ Us has declared bankruptcy and will be shutting down. There are a number of stories that have come flooding back about how I would save both my allowance and the money I earned … Continue reading Toys ‘r’ Us Is a Vestige of Another Ere
Oh for the love of all that's good and holy, I can't go through this again. Yep, Digg Reader is shutting down, effective in just a couple weeks. I've been using that as my primary RSS aggregator pretty much since it was made available in the wake of Google's decision to suddenly shut down *its* … Continue reading Oh No…Not Again: Another RSS Reader Bites the Dust
I’ve been maintaining a somewhat...I’ll say “exhaustive” work schedule for the last couple months. The reasons behind that I’ll keep to myself for now, but suffice it to say I’m working at least three jobs (counting “freelance” as one, despite being for a few clients) and am going going going seven days a week. By … Continue reading Work as Endurance Sport
I know there are all kinds of issues around the online and marketing industries and how much data they’re collecting about us. Anil Dash recently reiterated on Twitter the reality that Facebook in particular is a data collection company more than anything, compiling information on us that is used by others to better sell us … Continue reading I Thought We Were Supposed to Be Getting Better at This…
As I’ve written about before I’ve made various changes in my daily productivity routine to help with time management and focus. Both in agency and freelance life, these changes have been largely positive, keeping me on task to get things done as efficiently as possible. Most of those changes have been in service of finding … Continue reading Singular or Shifting Focus?
Along the same lines of what I wrote yesterday, one of the mindsets I’ve tried to keep in mind, particularly this year so far, is that creation should take priority over consumption. Creation, I realized, moves me forward on my various personal and professional goals more than consumption does. So I’m opting to write blog … Continue reading Prioritizing Creation over Consumption
Back at the beginning of the year I decided my months-long experiment with publishing daily (or close to it) on Medium, using that as my outlet for writing about writing, wasn’t working. More than that, the whole idea of bifurcating my publishing seemed to make less and less sense. Not only that, but I was … Continue reading Clearing Out the Clutter