There is a lot of hype about the current coronavirus pandemic, much of it coming from the media. In times like these, you really want to focus on facts and rational advice about the virus, and precautions you can take. To slow the virus down, you need to act as if you already have it…… Continue reading Facts and rational advice about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19
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;Embrace social…… Continue reading Advice for my early blogger self – be consistent, and be persistent
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.
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 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.
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.
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. https://twitter.com/paulg/status/630132481732120576 Image credit: Power Point by Robert Scoble, licensed CC BY 2.0
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…… Continue reading A father's advice to his daughter about words in magazines and make-up aisles