Writing a Tumblr post feels like less of a commitment than blogging: because the form is based on very viral, often short, content, it feels more like a living notebook where pages can be easily reblogged and annotated from others’ notes.
Anyone have a daily writing practice like Leo describes? I’d love to start one. What does your writing time look like?
What tips do I have to a “poor blogger who is juggling a busy life”? My response is that everybody is fucking busy, but you make time for what you love.
If you don’t love what you are blogging about, then you obviously are considering it “work” and it’s a “task” on your to-do list. Maybe your blog is about the wrong thing! It’s okay to change, you know… you’re allowed to be many things in life, so pivot to a new subject that you love. And if you’re not sure you love it, then try it for a while, like a child with a piano one week, a skateboard the next, and a guitar the next.
There’s no need to stop behing a childlike in your experimentation when you are an adult.
You’ll find what you love as long as you forgive yourself for failing on many random stabs! Your mom is not standing over you forcing you to play the piano (“blog about BS”) every day. You’re in charge, you know. If it’s something you love, then you crave it, you think about it in the shower, you lose track of time. If you love it, you find a way.
Boom! Trey Ratcliff lays it down and drops the mic.
Your single-serve Tumblog of the day: White Men Wearing Google Glass
See also this Wired article: Guys Like This Could Kill Google Glass Before It Ever Gets Off the Ground
My thoughts/questions as I’m watching this:
- Where is she that she’s safely doing this outside?
- What’s the display like in bright sun? Seems later in the day/overcast in the video.
- Doing this would get me killed.
- Is it faster to keep bopping the bar with your finger or to talk to Glass?
- Can I make the display larger/zoom in? Some of that text seems tiny.
- The bar is a lot bigger than I thought.
- Seems heavy.
- Can I get the bar on the left? I’m left handed.
- I want one!!! But one that discretely clips to my real glasses. I’d pay $200.
Glass How-to: Getting Started (by Project Glass)
Although publishing has some specific requirements not common to the web generally, I think that the distinction between a website (or app) and an ebook will disappear with time. As I have written before, both will demand high-quality typography and layout, interactivity, linking, multimedia, offline access, annotations, metadata, and so on. Digital publishers’ interest in the Open Web Platform is a natural progression of their embrace of the early web.
…its analysis found that those applicants who have bothered to install new web browsers on their computers (such as Mozilla’s Firefox or Google’s Chrome) perform better and stay in their posts for 15% longer, on average, than those who use the default pre-installed browser that came with their machine (ie, Internet Explorer on a Windows PC and Safari on an Apple Mac). This may simply be a coincidence, but Evolv’s analysts reckon that applicants’ willingness to go to the trouble of installing a new browser shows decisiveness, a valuable trait in a potential employee.
lol wat? Hat tip to Reddit for the story.