Should You Pick up Calls From Toxic People at Christmas?

This could be Jeanine by Francesca Zama on Pexels Yesterday my good friend Jeanine phoned to wish me a fantastic time at Christmas. I luckily missed her call and took special extra care not to ring back, going as far as deleting the missed call from my history. As much as that red-colored reminder can … Continue reading Should You Pick up Calls From Toxic People at Christmas?

Do You Ever Wonder What Happens to Your Old Blog Posts?

All my posts on one picture by Nana Smirnova on Unsplash I just scrolled back to my first post and got scared. I think old posts are hiding inside a server, in the middle of the arctic circle, or somewhere cold enough to freeze a phoenix. In this cold, dry place, they regroup, their words … Continue reading Do You Ever Wonder What Happens to Your Old Blog Posts?

Questions Commonly Asked By Medium Writers – ANSWERED!

More answers can be found here: https://www.pexels.com/@pixabay Reading Mayank Pamnani’s article 5 Common Questions By Medium Writers, I got inspired to write a follow-up. Questions are borrowed from Mayank. My answers are assuming you’re trying to be read on Medium 🙂 (Even though this is WordPress!) (Some answers are applicable here though) 1. Which publications … Continue reading Questions Commonly Asked By Medium Writers – ANSWERED!

Seneca’s Letters From a Stoic — XCI. On The Lesson To Be Drawn From The Discontinuation of Google+

This was not Seneca’s Google+ profile picture, by https://www.pexels.com/@skitterphoto Google+ discontinuation was announced (to the public) in December 2018, with April 2, 2019, as the effective date. This led Seneca to write: “Every great creation has had granted to it a period of reprieve before its fall.” Seneca goes on to highlight the fact that … Continue reading Seneca’s Letters From a Stoic — XCI. On The Lesson To Be Drawn From The Discontinuation of Google+

Write These 3 Letters to Get Better at Blogging During Christmas

The first one is, of course, to Santa Claus. My letter to Santa Claus by John-Mark Smith from Pexels I have two goals for the holiday season. Well, three. First, I would like to gain six pounds before the end of the year. This one should be easy enough to achieve. Second, double my number … Continue reading Write These 3 Letters to Get Better at Blogging During Christmas

My Mother Has Been Telling Me to Read These Two Books for 30 Years

Me and my Mother by https://www.pexels.com/@olly They have achieved mythical status in the family. Almost everyone but myself read at least part of them. After hearing so much about them, my daughter read both; and my son, even though he’s still too young, gave them a try. My partner is re-reading one of them every … Continue reading My Mother Has Been Telling Me to Read These Two Books for 30 Years

How To Write a Viral Post — Without Quoting Steve Jobs or Jeff Bezos

That's not me with my kid by Katie E from Pexels Last Monday night, my toddler slept for one hour. As it was my turn to take care of her, I slept maybe thirty minutes. My wife, on the contrary, was happily snoring thanks to her earplugs and our yellow soundproof blanket for the door. … Continue reading How To Write a Viral Post — Without Quoting Steve Jobs or Jeff Bezos

Remember To Ask Yourself This Question: Why Am I Blogging?

That's me, typing like a madlad by Thom Milkovic on Unsplash When I told my mother I was blogging a lot lately, she said: “Great, the world needs more writers. Writing is in danger.” She has pretty conservative views on some topics. Reading real books made of paper is mandatory for everyone in her house … Continue reading Remember To Ask Yourself This Question: Why Am I Blogging?