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Thanks for reading

Dear readers, thanks again for reading the blog. There’s no better activity than waking up every morning and putting something together on screen, whether’s it’s an op-ed, an inspirational quote, an interesting read, or a cool piece of art or music. This blog is my scrapbook of sorts. Now for the promotional part…  If you […]

Maria Popova: I loathe the term “content”

Brain Pickings blogger Maria Popova sat down with WordPress in the Own Your Content series to discuss evergreen ideas and rethinking the meaning of content. Popova writes about timeless topics. “I am drawn to ideas that remain resonant across time and space, across cultures and civilizations.” If you read her blog, you know that she excels […]

What’s the difference between blogging and writing?

There is no difference between blogging and writing. Blogging is the process of writing. The only difference is that appears on a website rather than in a formal publication like a newspaper or a book. The best part about blogging is that it’s free. You can set one up right now on WordPress in a […]

The difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org explained in simple terms

There seems to be a lot of confusion out there still between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Think of WordPress.com as the all-in-one site building package that hosts all your content and design, pretty much everything! It’s a one-stop shop that comes with WordPress’s own plugins like Jetpack and WooCommerce. Keep in mind that Automatic is the company […]

How to Start Your Blog on WordPress With Bluehost in 3 Steps

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE SEE THE DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO. Everyone should blog, whether you’re a business, influencer, hobbyist, or creative. There’s no reason not to, even if no one reads it. Blogs are tools for thinking and making stuff. They are also easy to set up. I strongly recommend using WordPress over Tumblr, […]

Lacing the blogs 

I see blogs as projects for unique avenues of thinking. This blog is my thinking blog. It focuses on what I’m reading and chewing on. It’s a collection provocative ideas and observations. My music blog bombtune.com is like my music shelf. It’s an ongoing library of new music finds from the current year. The post […]

To dare is to blog

A blog helps you solidify your thinking. But the practice of blogging is both a freedom and a constraint. It’s liberating to say whatever you want, even if no one reads it. How dare someone discovers you! At the same time, there’s a fear that what’s written isn’t polished enough to be published. But that’s […]

Writing vs. blogging

If you want to feel like you’re losing, write a book. If you want to feel like you’re winning, blog. With a blog, you can publish every day to get your hit of dopamine. A book is a practice in delaying gratification. Writing or blogging is a matter of preference. Seth Godin publishes a blog […]

Why everyone should blog

Everyone should blog. You do not have to publish 500 words a day. You do not even need to post at all. In fact, writing comes easier when you can write for yourself, in private. Use a smartphone journal like the Day One app or the ever popular Morning Pages Journal (Amazon) where you write by […]

An Instagram Experiment

I’m going to start using my Instagram account as a blog. While pictures generally speak for themselves I believe there’s a backstory there that people would be interested in. I’m in New York after all. I published my first one yesterday to low engagement. Maybe I wrote too much. Maybe the image just sucked. //instagram.com/p/sLjdH3o57W/embed/ […]

7 articles to read this weekend

Every week I release a pack of links that inspire me to think differently about the world we live in. The road is better than the end, isn’t it? 1. Wanting To Be Normal Normal means having a house and a relationship. These things are supposed to create a life of happiness. But normal is […]

7 articles to read this weekend

Every week I link to 7 articles that inspire me to think differently about art, life, productivity, and technology. Inspiration is the fuel that inspires curiosity, creativity, and doing the work. 1. Digital vs Print I read faster on my iPhone. I read more deeply on the Internet-less Kindle. And I read too hard with […]