Dan Harmon’s secret to improving bad writing

As someone who writes for a living, I’m often intimidated by my profession. Producing a great piece of content (and I’d suppose the same is true for a novel or short story, but I don’t write those) is a mixed blessing: on the one hand, you now have proof you can write something great that […]

Best advice on perfectionism I’ve heard

I’m somewhat of a perfectionist. After struggling with it for a long time, I’ve learned (through trial, success, and failure) how to push through perfectionist tendencies and just get work done. Of course, this doesn’t mean I’m not still looking for ways to produce instead of experiencing perfectionist paralysis. In his book Make Every Second […]

Don’t use slimy marketing (or fall for this scam from the Vehicle Protection Center)

Got this in the mail today: It reads, “REQUEST FOR ACTION – IMPORTANT VEHICLE INFORMATION ENCLOSED “WARNING: $2000 FINE, 5 YEARS IMPRISONMENT, OR BOTH FOR ANY PERSON INTERFERING OR OBSTRUCTING WITH DELIVERY OF THIS LETTER. U.S MAIL TTT.18 U.S. CODE” My first thought was, “Did I get a red light ticket? It’s addressed to the […]

Why I’m Fascinated by UpWorthy’s Traffic Drop

Just last week, I recommended Upworthy’s slideshare presentation. It’s a smart, fun, and informative piece of content that outlines why the site has earned 90 million page views so far. But, since Facebook’s December algorithm change, their traffic has dropped 46%. That’s huge. It’s possible for them to recover, as this author points out. But […]