Metrics don’t measure the things that truly matter

My favorite thing about creator Twitter are all the people who’ve taken time out of their busy day to to help me succeed, who’ve given me feedback on my work and priceless advice on selling my skills. For me, Twitter has never been about amassing a crazy amount of followers. At the time I’m writing … Continue reading Metrics don’t measure the things that truly matter

Creative Anarchy: Be the freak you want to see

In the world of creativity, it’s you versus the establishment of well-meaning, thoughtful creators doing their own thing. But that’s the thing. The most popular creators are doing their own thing. Don’t do their thing. Do yours. No matter how effective their “content strategy,” do not replicate it. Do not tweet as they tweet. Do … Continue reading Creative Anarchy: Be the freak you want to see

Art can’t save you from a burning building

Art can’t save you from a burning building. Art can’t save you from drowning or being stabbed by a hippie. Art saves you from hopelessness, from nihilism and despair. Although they wouldn’t think of themselves this way, great comedians, musicians, writers and artists save you, however momentarily, from quiet suffering. Put on your favorite record … Continue reading Art can’t save you from a burning building

The relationship between rate and quality

If I charge less for my work, I feel less motivated to do a good job. If I charge more, it's like I'm reminding myself that I am in fact capable of making a really good video. The more I charge, the more effort I'll put in. The less I charge, the more I fidget … Continue reading The relationship between rate and quality

The best way to start a podcast in 2022:

is to stop thinking about how to start a podcast. The tech stuff is easy. If you can download an image off the internet, you have technical chops to start a podcast. Buy a microphone, find someone to talk to or talk by yourself. Hire an editor if you don’t have time to edit. Upload … Continue reading The best way to start a podcast in 2022:

Mediocrity is the creative’s best friend.

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.