I call every Tuesday of the week the “tiniest of Fridays.”
This is because since the kids went back to school 4 out of 5 days a week, Wednesday is their asynchronous day. And the family typically watches some TV together before bed, a routine that pre-pandemic was strictly for Friday nights.
Lately, we have been watching the Netflix show Family Reunion. If you haven’t seen it, watch it, especially if you have kids. …
Don’t take my word for it; check them out for yourself.
I just upgraded my wireless headphones to Audio-Technica’s ATHM50XBT. And I’ve been rediscovering some older songs as well as enjoying some new tunes as well.
I typically write about my favorite albums at the end of the year but now that I’m writing more on Medium, I’d like to expand this to sharing songs when I get a list of five or so that I can’t stop listening to.
Here are five songs that you should add to your liked songs list on Spotify or wherever you stream your…
I’m writing in my head all day, every day.
While running today, listening to an audiobook, I’m having a million ideas of what I can write about when I get home. And now that I have some time to sit down and put my thoughts through the keys on my laptop to the blog block editor, my fingers don’t want to do it.
I was tucking my son into bed (yep, I still do that), and he told me that he was not looking forward to a test because he knew he had to complete the writing portion.
My goal is to run 50 miles in May.
Not too long ago, that seemed like an impossible task. My highest monthly running total for all 2020 was 34.8 miles, and after that, I was pretty inconsistent.
If you look at the last four months, my mileage has not only been consistent but incrementally increasing.
After sending my first Substack newsletter to my nearly 3K strong email list in early 2020, I was surprised at my open rate. It was just over 30 percent! Which if you are familiar with email marketing, it isn’t too shabby for an untargeted message.
Now, with over 4K subscribers and growing (especially in the last few months), my open rate is not nearly as much as before (below 20 percent). Still, I’m grateful for a newsletter service that has been integral in growing my brand.
So in appreciation to Substack and those writers who use it, here is a…
It's been three days y’all.
I’m not sure how my buddy Mickey Mellen does it.
We recently discussed blogging and how often we both write. I write a lot for work since one of my main jobs is blogging for Think Inclusive. I also write microcontent for social media, emails, and various other copywriting.
On the other hand, Mickey is the technical director for GreenMellen, and who knows how much writing and producing he does for his job and blogs every day.
He did let me in on a little secret that much of what he writes is done beforehand…
Spoilers: It wasn’t much worse than my first dose.
When the COVID-19 vaccine became available for adults over 16 in Georgia in late March of 2021, I didn’t wait to try to get an appointment.
I knew that the sooner I could schedule my dose, the better, even if I had to drive a bit to get one. So after my initial dose in early April went without a hitch, I wasn’t too worried about my second dose this past Friday.
I drove the 30 minutes to the Bartow County Health Department and took my seat in the waiting room…
This is more of an experiment than anything else. I wanted to try writing stories about 300 words regularly on Medium and see what kind of response there was from readers (and frankly syndicators).
There is no shortage of stories about how to earn thousands of dollars from writing on Medium. And most of the time, those articles are less than helpful.
Is there any secret to writing other than to write?
I’m reading a book called Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg, and one of her suggestions is to dedicate time, however short, and write. Without trying to…
Most of the time, I am trying to achieve something that may be impossible: creating a way to synchronize my digital life and my real life so that I can meaningfully accomplish things in both areas. I have been on a journey of sorts with social media…first seeing it as “evil,” then as a necessity, and finally now a tool. A tool is only as good as the person using it…so I hope that the suggestions that I will give in the following paragraphs will be useful.
Hard as we try to hide from technology, it is there, staring us…
and a couple more for good measure…
Everyone has an opinion it seems about their favorite music, and I am no exception. I’ve been making these lists for the last few years and each time I do them my main criteria never changes. Simply put, these albums make my list because I really like to listen to them. Pretty pedestrian huh? Ah well… Join me will you?