I recently read a CNN article that explained that studies have shown that childhood trauma has been shown to later affect the grown adult’s relationship to money and finances. Basically, the instability and stress of living in a financially precarious household often causes extremes in people as they reach adulthood. Many become extremely conservative with […]
Read More Things can always get worse, but they can always get better, too.
My two favorite things to do on Saturday morning, after I’ve had my coffee, is to write a few pages and then go to the gym for a few hours. It occurred to me this morning that there are quite a few similarities between the two activities. Let me explain: Hygiene: Powerlifting is an important […]
Read More How blogging is exactly like strength-training
(Spoiler alert – this post will buck all the hard won knowledge I have gleaned in 4 years of blogging regarding what sparks a reader’s interest. As a result, I’ll probably be able to count the actual views of this post on one hand. So be it.)
Read More Who am I, what am I, what am I doing here?
As a blogger, have you ever taken to the time to examine your readership statistics to discern what seems to garner the most attention…and what doesn’t? I’ve been blogging for a year now and have published dozens of posts. During that time, I’ve had some spectacular failures as well as a few relative successes. […]
Read More Why some blog posts work and others don’t: an analysis
This post is not about how to blog. At this point in the game, I don’t think I’m qualified to opine on the art of blogging. If a blogging “how to” is what interests you, this is the most cogent blog post, from the uber-talented and prolific Cristian Mihai, I’ve read on the subject thus […]
Read More What a year of blogging has taught me.