Do You Still Read Magazines?

Almost two years ago I asked you to share how many magazines you read and followed up with the questions below: Ok friends I have a couple of questions for you: How many magazines do you subscribe to? Do you make time to read them all or do you find yourself facing growing pile of […]

It Is About Telling A Better Story

When people ask me why I am thinking about moving from an Android to an iPhone I tell them it is about telling a better story and I hear that iPhones take better pictures. I tell them it is because I don’t want to rely upon the words of another to determine whether I think […]

The Rhythm Of Writing

There is a rhythm to writing that only the writer can hear. I don’t know if I would describe it as the sound my fingers make when they tap away at the keys on the keyboard or if I would say it is the words I hear in my head. Ask me to describe it […]

It Is The Answer To Every Question

Remember the post where I said Sometimes I Dream About This? It is one where I alluded to having some things on my mind and suggested that it would be nice to meet an older version of me because they would be able to provide reassurance and support in a way that others could not. […]

The Most Effective Way To Deal With Competitors

The legal team tells me I need to make it clear I am not an advocate of feeding competitors to sharks, lions, tigers or rampaging baboons. They also tell me I can’t try to convince you that we got the idea from watching the series finale of Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos or Oz. Nor are […]

What Is The Hardest Part Of Blogging?

The answer to the question is what happens next or at least that is the first thing I think of. The truth is it is a subjective question. Ask a dozen experienced bloggers or a 100 inexperienced ones what the hardest part of blogging is and you’ll receive a variety of answers. With some luck […]

Some Pictures Are Worth More Than 1,000 Words

Three things happen every time I look at pictures like those you see in this post: I want to jump in the car and go back to see all of these places. I remember the importance of not sitting at the computer all day long. There is no substitute for sunshine on our backs. I […]

Write Something People Will Read

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage […]

What Kind Of Writer Are You?

The questions come fast and furious: What Kind of Writer Are You? How Would You Describe Yourself? Give Me a List of Your 5 Greatest Strengths & Weaknesses How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Center Of A Tootsie Pop Would you rather be Gandalf or Luke Skywalker? Ok, I haven’t been […]

Does Your Blog Need A Logo?

Does Your Blog Need A Logo? The answer to the question is yes, your blog needs a logo. It needs some kind of image that helps distinguish it from the others. There is an awful lot of noise out there and if you want to memorable and recognized a logo can go a long way […]