Why Every Blogging Course Ever Is Not Worth It

I like being a blogger. It affords me several opportunities without many of the conditions that used to be tied up with them. Being a blogger, you get to exercise your creativity as a writer. You get to choose any subject matter you’d like. You get to play the roles of critic if you’d like. You can cast yourself in the position of restaurant reviewer. You can tackle any editorial opinion piece you would care too. You can write fiction if you’d like. Or surrealist commentary. Or high literature. All of this without the constraints of a boss telling you what to write, or an editor to get your pieces past. You don’t have to risk losing your job to say what’s on your mind. This freedom and flexibility are a double edged sword. You also have no one to … Continue reading

Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged

Rant begins. We humans do this funny thing. We judge people of past eras based on the knowledge, wisdom, and criteria of the current era we occupy. Take the Bible for example. It says the earth and the heavens were made in 6 days. The methodology described is fantastical, and pure magic. Modern Christian apologists spend there time trying to smash together modern science’s findings about the big bang with the book of Genesis in an insane attempt to come up with something reasonable. They do this to stave off the laughter, and finger pointing, of modern educated people. Does that make any sense at all? I really don’t think so. A bunch of shepherds and nomads looked to the night sky and tried to make sense of it all. They looked outside to the vast heavens and the horizon, … Continue reading

The Slack of Scheduling

I’ve been a productivity geek for a while now. One of the suggestions that is often made is to create a schedule for your day. The trouble is I am more of a slack geek than a productivity geek. So, I have always balked at the idea of being tied to a schedule. Recently though, I have been working with a coach, and he too has made this suggestion to me. So, I finally swallowed my objections and went for it. I now schedule out, literally every second of my day. It has been an eye opening experience in several ways. First, holy crap do I get more done! It’s pretty obnoxious actually. Over the last week I have found myself routinely having days where I get three, or fours times the number of things I used to get done. … Continue reading