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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 […]

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 […]

Choosing Projects

Earlier today, I had a reminder of how important it is to carefully select your business partners. In the words of a friend, “When you go into business with someone, sometimes you don’t realize you’re going to be working with them for 5, 10, or even 20 years.” Knowing that means it’s important to not […]