The Never-Ending Debate on Crowdfunding: Are Professionals Wrong for Using It?

Not terribly long ago on Twitter, I had an interesting conversation with an independent journalist I admire. (Linda Tirado, you should definitely check her work out and consider supporting her on Patreon.) It was about the importance of crowdfunding independent journalism especially in this age of blatant misinformation coupled with information overload and TPTB trying…

Disasters, Dreams, and Risk-Taking: Thoughts on The Disaster Artist

At the time of writing, everyone's abuzz about The Disaster Artist, the screen adaptation of the book of the same name. I saw it recently and was glued to the screen the entire time. I've spoken and written about my love of really bad movies and how we draw both entertainment and inspiration differently from them…

Finding Motivation When You’re Overwhelmed as F#&*

  “Oh great, another one of those overly perky motivational blog posts!” That might’ve been what you were thinking. It DOES get kinda tiring seeing the same old points reiterated, doesn’t it? Inspiration can be easy, but finding motivation is more difficult. Often we have the same answers for why we’re not getting things done:…

Why Indie Game Developers Are the New Face of Change Management

Yikes, I did a pretty bad job at resurrecting this blog like I promised I would after GDC this year! Well, life more or less happened: I spoke at a lot of amazing events in 2017 ranging from my usual tour of game dev conventions to the first full-day business workshop with Playcrafting out in…

The Rebirth of a Blog

So yeah, I inadvertently killed the Sonic Toad blog for a while there. Life happened. Career stuff happened. Contently/The Freelance Writer actually has an interesting article about whether it's time to kill your blog or not, and I fell into most of those categories: got better-paying work writing for hire and amassed a following through live…

The Banana Bread Effect

One day, I had a bunch of bananas sitting out on the counter. I love bananas because they're versatile, cheap, portable, and if they fall on the floor I can still eat them because they have a tough natural wrapper. Well, I really just wanted to eat this one banana and save the rest for…

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