Some compete on speed. Some compete on quality. Can’t do both at the same time. Choose one.
is the one that works. Substack. Ghost. WordPress. They all work just fine. If you're new to writing online, simply choose one. Toss a coin. Throw a dart at the wall. Anyone can find the "right" platform, but not everyone is dedicated and diligent enough to show up, over and over again, to an audience … Continue reading The BEST Website for Blogging in 2022:
Tolerate not a pixel of mediocrity. “But I’m just starting out. I’m not that good at graphic design/video editing/public speaking/whatever. If I can’t tolerate mediocrity now, I’ll never publish anything.” Right. Publish anything. Get your work out there, no matter how amateur. You need to earn the right to make mediocrity unacceptable. You need to … Continue reading Mediocrity is the creative’s best friend.
Anyone who tries to tell your that you’re a flaming narcissist for making YouTube videos, recording podcasts, creating content, is misguided. They’re projecting an insecurity caused by their own inner obstacles to self-expression. Creativity is a public service. A generous act. You create something, you share it with the world, and the intentional and unintentional … Continue reading Creativity is a public service.
Although I blog everyday, writing is not my favorite creative medium. That would be video. I love making videos. I've loved making videos ever since I was 12 years old making Scatman John Super Mario 64 emulator videos on windows XP with Windows Movie Maker. So of course I have a YouTube channel. Come 2022 … Continue reading Hey, it’s Paul from Penguin Latte. Did you know I have a YouTube channel?
Talented is not good enough. You might have talents, but that doesn't mean you're exempt from criticism. Never, ever think that you're above criticism. You're not. If somebody in the industry says something harsh (but true!) about your work, listen closely. It'll hurt, but consider: boxing isn't just about throwing punches. Boxing is about how … Continue reading Talented is not good enough.
Anytime I create anything, I ask myself two questions: "How good can I possibly make this thing considering my current abilities?""How good can I possibly make this thing considering my tech stack?" To combat perfectionism, I accept the limitations of my abilities and tools. I work with what I've got. That's all we ever can … Continue reading How I combat perfectionism and publish everyday.
Nobody can start a podcast for you. Nobody can write your blog but you. Nobody but you can turn on your mic, plug in your laptop, and start sharing your perspective with the world. After all, the hardware's yours. But the software is everyone's. Sites like Twitter and WordPress are there for anybody who understands … Continue reading It’s never been easier to self-start.
You're a [FILL IN THE BLANK]. Might as well embrace it. You're a painter. You're a poet. You're a writer. You're a comedian. Well, what is it? What are you? You know what happens when you try to convince yourself that you're not creative. Have you ever considered what might happen when you do the … Continue reading Cat’s out of the bag!
Made, because it's a collection of some of my best blog posts (according to me) from last year. It's a compilation, a curation, a selection of deep cuts. There's just two pages of original writing. The book has pictures you can look at and words you can read. You can buy the book with money … Continue reading I made a book