The Banality of Blogging

After more than a year of doing it, blogging everyday feels normal. So normal that opening WordPress and typing words every morning is banal. Ordinary. Regular. But that's the scary part: what we do everyday becomes ordinary. Hannah Arendt pointed out that even atrocity can become ordinary if it's acted out everyday. So why can't… Continue reading The Banality of Blogging

Are you checking or producing?

I put off writing the sentence you're reading now by checking to see if some online bills went through. I spend most of my time thinking I'm being productive, when really, I'm being administrative. You know blogging is scary when you procrastinate by checking to see if your bills finished processing. I spent most of… Continue reading Are you checking or producing?

Craig Burgess — The Most Prolific Creator on the Web Shares His Habits, Routines, and Mindsets for Unlimited Creative Output (#38)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube | Trailer I choose to publish my daily reps, whether they're bad or not.Craig Burgess This conversation blew my mind. Craig Burgess is a graphic designer, illustrator, writer, and podcaster from the UK. Craig epitomizes the definition of prolific: he creates something every. single.… Continue reading Craig Burgess — The Most Prolific Creator on the Web Shares His Habits, Routines, and Mindsets for Unlimited Creative Output (#38)

Note to self: be grateful you idiot

The food on your plate and the water in your glass and the sound of your lover's voice should make you feel more grateful than how happy you get when someone likes what you wrote on social media. That your next inhale will not be dedicated to the regime of some psychopathic dictator should provide… Continue reading Note to self: be grateful you idiot

Splitting Sentences: You’re Not A Writer Unless You’re Pissing Someone Off

Some teachers of writing teach their students that writing leads to wealth. These teachers are correct. Yes, writing can lead to wealth. That is one thing that writing is capable of doing. If you're very, very good at articulating your thoughts, people will eat out of the palm of your hand. Some teachers of writing… Continue reading Splitting Sentences: You’re Not A Writer Unless You’re Pissing Someone Off

Worse is not better than good.

What is the most important tool that every creator needs? Is it diligence? The perfect cup of coffee? The silence of dawn before the family wakes up? Is it sight? A brain full of magical ideas? A handy-dandy notebook to write down those magical ideas? Ambition? A network of High Class Connections? Nope. None of… Continue reading Worse is not better than good.

It’s good to be an influencer.

Influencer. We say it as if it's a bad thing. A modern definition of influencer: someone who does a very good job at convincing someone else that the path to happiness and wealth is found by posting stuff on social media. Your favorite rapper influences you. Your favorite guitarist influences you. I wish we could… Continue reading It’s good to be an influencer.

Anything is Writeaboutable — How to Write Everyday

Do what feels awkward until it feels normal. https://youtu.be/C9rlpEOMegg Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple It's the one year anniversary of my blog, so I recorded this for you. I love seeing adults do stuff that other adults think are reserved for smaller adults (kids). Don't listen to those adults. Do something wild. Do… Continue reading Anything is Writeaboutable — How to Write Everyday

Rockets: A Year of Posts

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.Van Gogh Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of my daily blog. I knew I'd make it this far, but I didn't think I'd come out alive. But I'm still alive. I'm still writing.And… Continue reading Rockets: A Year of Posts

Billions of everything

Fifteen months after A Tribe Called Quest released Low End Theory, Dr. Dre finished The Chronic. Billions of hip hop records soon followed. 6 months after The Beatles released Please Please Me, The Beach Boys came out with Surfer Girl. Billions more rock records since. Billions of records. Billions of books. Billions of everything imaginable.… Continue reading Billions of everything