Advice for my early blogger self – be consistent, and be persistent

If I could go back to early 2004, and give myself advice as I started exploring this “blog” thing, I’d probably recommend the following: Write good quality posts over meaningless clickbait more often than not; Be consistent, and be persistent – it takes a lot of work to build an audience, but it’s worth it; […]

“… something as wondrous as writing.”

I love Susan Orlean’s thoughts about writing and her quote about appreciating “having an opportunity to do something as wondrous as writing” really stands out for me this morning.

My favourite writing advice

I started reading “Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers” and thought I’d share some of my favourite quotes (so far).

Om Malik’s advice on writing good blog posts

Om Malik has published his advice on writing good blog posts and it is a treat for writers. He is one of my favourite writers and I had to share this with you.

It’s ok to dislike your writing, just not yourself

I really like this piece of advice from Neil Gaiman to a writer. We all write stuff and dislike it immensely for different reasons. Often, the work doesn’t meet some expectation we have and that’s ok but don’t dislike yourself for having written it.

Paul Graham’s tips for start-ups, curated

Stelios Constantinides has curated his favourite Paul Graham tips for start-ups in a handy Medium post titled “Paul Graham’s Startup Advice for the Lazy“. Handy reading for entrepreneurs of various shapes and sizes. The best way to increase a startup's growth rate is to make the product so good people recommend it to their friends. […]

A father's advice to his daughter about words in magazines and make-up aisles

I came across this terrific letter Dr Kelly Flanagan wrote to his daughter in a blog post titled “Words from a father to his daughter (from the makeup aisle)” which I want our daughter to hear when she is old enough to affected by them. Two paragraphs really stood out for me: When you have […]

"No diamond, no moving in. No exceptions"

I’m saving this for our daughter for that conversation in a decade in a half or so. Source: Dad-isms

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