Category: 30 days of blogging

The blogging streak ends on day 40

Dammit, I did not blog yesterday. The streak of consecutive days of blogging ends at 40. I’m not surprised that the streak was broken during the weekend; it’s a the toughest time for me to sit down and write. I’m going to continue to blog during the week. I might write posts every now and […]

Topic generation – the tough part of blogging for me

One of the reasons I’ve never been able to consistently blog in the past is because I’ve had trouble coming up with blog post topics. I’m not really sure why this is. I read a lot of articles. I listen to podcasts. I have many conversations with smart people. All of this should help me generate plenty […]

Asking the right questions vs. giving the right answer

I love when people answer a question with an inquisitive question. For the most part, I think it reflects on the person’s curiosity and ability to think critically. Of course, there are straightforward questions where this isn’t applicable. There’s no arguing “What’s 2+2?” The answer is 4. “What is the most populous country on Earth?” […]

Get your work out there

In one of the podcaster Facebook groups I’m a member of, someone posted the question “What makes a great podcast?” One group member answered, “Make the podcast you’d want to listen to.” Talk about something you’re interested in and passionate about, and you’ll find others who have the same interest and build an audience. A second group […]

Cool, calm, and collected

My wife was watching The Dog Whisperer on TV this morning. If you haven’t seen the show, dog trainer Cesar Millan finds cases of extreme dog behavior (aggression, fear, sadness, etc.) and trains the dog and the owner to improve that behavior. The one thing that Cesar always stresses is how the owner approaches the dog, because the […]

One monitor or more for increased productivity?

I work in an office a couple of days a week, where I have two big monitors. The rest of the week I work from home, where I have two big monitors. Sometimes I work at coffee shops, co-working spaces, and on the road, where I only have my 13″ laptop monitor. I’m not sure if […]

Is there still value in handwriting?

I recently listened to a Freakonomics podcast episode titled “Who Needs Handwriting?“, which was pretty fascinating. In the episode, there was a debate about the value of handwriting. Some argued that teaching handwriting in schools was unnecessary, since we have all of this technology with which to take notes. Others argued that handwriting was a […]

5 things I learned from 30 consecutive days of blogging

Yesterday was my 30th consecutive day of blogging! Yay! I did it! Phew, that month went by really fast. There were a couple of close calls where I just didn’t feel like blogging or forgot to write until late in the day. But I got over those hurdles and made it to the end. So what […]