Should you focus on quality or quantity? Yes. Yes you should. Pick one. Both lead to the same place eventually. If you get it right the first time then the next time will be easier. But if you throw enough shit against the wall then eventually some of it will stick. Just don’t try to focus on quality and quantity at the same time. At least not to begin with. That way lies madness, procrastination, and a third thing that I can’t think of because I have writer’s block and can’t be bothered to google for the answer.
What can introverts teach people about being alone? Nothing, thanks. We’re fine over here quietly minding our own business. Reading books. Drinking tea. Enjoying our own company. Socialising with friends and then going home to recharge our batteries afterwards. Leading rich inner lives. Alone is just the circumstance of being by yourself. Loneliness is not liking it. Let’s not lead extroverts to think that we have something valuable to teach them. Don’t encourage them. They’re likely to come round and visit so that they can ask us all about it. *looks innocent*
So you’ve been on Medium for two weeks and that suddenly makes you an expert on the subject? That’s nice. Yay for you. Go team. That doesn’t give you the right to crap on writers who don’t play by your rules. You say that you’re not here to bash fellow writers but only ascribe negative reasons to them doing things differently to the way that you do them. Because how could anyone possibly have perfectly good reasons for doing things the way that they do them if they’re doing it wrong, am I right? A straw man argument is where you deliberately misrepresent the views and actions of other people just so […]
It’s the economy, stupid. Or so the saying goes. We should have universal healthcare, universal basic income, and universal education the whole world over. It seems self-evident in certain circles and we could easily afford to do all of this. But saying it doesn’t make it so. There’s no accounting for human stupidity and our willingness to inflict misery on others. Capitalism is based on greed. If ifs and buts were candies and nuts we’d all have a merry Christmas.
Calendars are like to-do lists that everyone can add to. The best use of a calendar is to fill it with everyone’s unreasonable expectations, all your plans, and all those demands on your time — and then set fire to it. Just kidding. Kinda. I love the idea of a ‘day overlay’ where you create a calendar for your ideal day. My ideal day calendar has several items on it — write 500 words, go for a walk, remember to eat and sleep and try to be healthy etc. But each item is set as an all-day event. So my ideal day is a handful of things that I personally want to get done and […]
One compulsion displaces another. One habit displaces another. One addiction replaces another. Whatever works, works. At least for a while. But at some point you still need to address the issues underlying the compulsions, habits, and addictions.
Sex sells but who’s buying? There’s so much bizarre hypocrisy and repression around sex. If you want to know the future of advertising look at porn. The porn industry has long been at the cutting edge of advertising. It has to be to stay ahead of regulators and competition. Sex is used to sell everything.
If you want to delete Facebook then delete it. If you’re not sure then deactivate it for a month and see how you feel about it. Then after a month, if you still feel the same, delete it. Don’t look back. There’s no need to announce on Facebook your intention to leave Facebook. There’s no need to overthink any of this. Just delete it and have done with it. I deleted my personal account outright and it was about two or three years before I returned. Now I have a couple of locked down accounts for Facebook groups and to help promote my work. But most of my Facebook friends […]