Storytelling is at the heart of every piece I write
Writing and publishing a blog consistently is challenging, because life can get in the way. If you've fallen off the blogging horse, and need to get back in the saddle, start by looking backwards.
Do you suffer from Cobbler's Children Syndrome? That proverb is so old that we don’t even reference the original saying anymore. It used to be about a skilled cobbler who was so successful – or busy – that he simply didn’t have time to cobble together shoes for his own children. Nowadays, our proverbial children are our businesses, and we seem to be constantly choosing between finding clients and serving clients. Thankfully, there's another kind of shoemaker paving a new way – and it's magical. ✨
I shared my personal experience of resetting my diet by testing 3-part meals for a period of one week.
Ghosting is more commonly associated with the dating world than the professional one, but the practice is not exclusive to millennials or Tinder users. If you're not already familiar, ghosting is the subtle science and exact art of withdrawing communication when you're no longer interested in pursuing a relationship. By ceasing all contact, usually without prior warning or explanation, you're sending a silent message that says "don't bother, it's over". Before the days of texting and dating apps, this was called the slow fade.
Have we really become a busier society, or are we all exhibiting symptoms of busyness to avoid actual productivity?
We all say we want honest, but when put to the test, it mostly just makes people uncomfortable.
In Adam Grant's podcast WorkLife, he explores the topic of criticism. As a response, this article explores how to dish criticism out, how to accept criticism, and how to learn to love it.
Language is powerful and the use of 'work-life balance' in our vocabulary suggests that we believe equilibrium between two opposing concepts is achievable. But of course, there is no balance.
With the recent discussion around the Cambridge Analytica debacle and resulting #deletefacebook movement, this article explores the other reasons to leave the platform.
A personal journey to self-awareness, self-improvement, and waking up like an adult.
With the rise of the Authorpreneur, this article explores what it means to professionalize the craft of writing, and whether it's right for every indie author.
Video Game Streamer has been quietly growing as a career over the last several years. It now has a similar reputation to YouTube Personality, in that the majority fail, which has led to a plethora of guides on how to find success. This article explores how ignoring #1 gaming streaming platform, Twitch's, top tips produced better results.
A look at the NaNoWriMo phenomenon from the publisher's perspective, including how to get involved when you're not a writer.
This article explains how and why design contest sites are bad – not just for designers, but – for the clients, in this case, authors. This listicle identifies 8 reasons authors should not use design crowdsourcing, auctions, or contest marketplaces.
The solar eclipse of 2017 provided tremendous marketing opportunities to related organizations and businesses. This article reviews those tactics, partnerships, and strategies, and explains how they can be applied to book marketing by authors.
This article was commissioned by Describli startup. This blog post gives actionable advice to authors and independent publishers on how to develop a business plan, build their author brand, and approach the publishing industry like the business that it is.
In this example-driven blog post, Digital Thing reviews and critiques 10 websites in the health, beauty, and wellness industry. The comments are focused on User Experience with praise for well-designed content and suggestions for improvements.
This blog post is a really a call for videographers and outdoor lovers to provide scenic footage that will be streamed on GoActive TV's channel.
Cannabis Business Times creates an annual State of the Industry Report. This article summarizes the main points into a short guide specifically targeted to small business owners and entrepreneurs at the beginning of their journey into the cannabis industry.
With the controversial haze still settling over the growing marijuana industry, many cannabis companies still face legal action if they aren't prepared. This article walks through the primary areas business owners and entrepreneurs can be targeted and how they can protect their business.
This article outlines several of the major benefits that yogis experience from a consistent yoga practice and daily meditation exercises. It dives into both the physical and mental benefits that both scientific research and individual case stories support.
If you’ve ever had that creepy-crawly or herky-jerky feeling in your legs – especially when you’re trying to get some ZzZs – then you’re probably already familiar with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). For some it feels like pins and needs and for others it feels like a mild electric tingle. RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) is a neurological disorder, but the resulting sensation feels like you constantly need to move your legs. Exercise, especially stretching, is one of the best ways to alleviate symptoms of restlessness.
At Digital Thing, part of our own website review we complete a monthly Google Analytics review to get an overview of our progress and look for opportunities to improve. If you’re using Google Analytics for SEO, this guide will help you make the most of your analytics reporting.
Sometimes a picture is worth...diddly squat. Think about it: a business is busy telling its story of why it's unique and how working with them is better than working with their competitor. And then they use a stock photo as the highlight. Except everyone is using that stock photo. Here's the solution.
A behind-the-scenes look at the company founder's daily schedule and task management routine with tips on how to increase productivity at work.
It’s no secret that the costs of living abroad can rack up quickly especially during the summer months. Every day feels like a holiday, and the lovely warm weather makes you want to do crazy things like play truant from work and turn Thursday into Beach Day – even when your wallet says no. Whether you’re on summer holiday or gearing up for one, these tips will help you stretch your dirhams.
A how-to blog post on using Google Search Console based on the company's own SEO practices.
The aim of this blog post was to highlight the upcoming Canadian holiday Victoria Day, which marks the unofficial beginning of summer as a reminder to prepare outdoor spaces, patios, and gardens for entertaining.
The aim of this article was to summarize an existing blog post discussing criticism and challenge networks.
The aim of this article was to summarize a podcast which discussed hangover hacks including the science behind how our bodies respond to alcohol in the system.
'Scenicness' has been studied and shown to improve health levels both in the short term and long term. This article illustrates why scenic views are better for you – especially when working out.
The goal of this article was to recognize the highlights of a Kickstarter darling pulling research from multiple platforms and share it in a more personal way.
In this project, the goal was to transform raw interviewee answers received over email into a conversational interview piece about the history of the business owner including her personal story, growth of the company, and future plans.
A side-by-side comparison of the most popular exercise equipment to show which machine – stationary bike, elliptical, treadmill, and rowing machine – is best for a cardiovascular workout.
Spring marathon season is in full swing! If you have run a marathon on your bucket list, right now is a great time to start your training. There are a lot of fantastic ways to train for a marathon, such as running to work or joining a training team. But, if you can’t just shower at work (or you work from home) or don’t have the schedule to align with a team, perhaps you should consider indoor training.
The goal of this article was to highlight how to maintain work/life balance and introduce ways to relax in order to be more productive in a home office.
With a focus on tick season, the object of this post was to highlight how using the client's virtual fitness channel and working out indoors could eliminate the the concerns of tick season.
The client is a virtual fitness channel available on Roku offering streaming service to at-home gym users. The requested post was to outline archetypes of personalities who prefer to work out at home.
The requested post was to provide several different ways to motivate people who work out at home, incorporating the client's virtual fitness channel.
The client is a virtual fitness channel, and the requested post was about how to stream their channel in order to make exercising at home more fun and enjoyable.