Category Archives: Random Rants

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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When is Content Marketing Just Content For the Sake of It?

Every so often, I get an email soliciting content creation (read: writing my blog for me.) I do some content marketing work on Writer Access, so I've been behind the scenes on this. I'm familiar with ghost blogging, e-book ghostwriting, and just creating the kind of content that everyone from tax offices to jewelry sellers need to attract…
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Happy Frederick Douglass Day!

I spent all week talking about relationships and shit! So...I've covered how the single life can be both awesome and awful, how entrepreneurship can strain a relationship, toads showing affection, and digital nomad Zack did a guest post on having a love life when you live out of a backpack. So I didn't want the grand…
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Becoming More Receptive to Inspiration

Every creative person needs a muse, right? What if you were surrounded by muses but simply had no idea what to do with them? When you’re in a really shitty and stressful time of your life, sometimes that distress can wind up inspiring you (see: a vast majority of punk songs) but too much distress…
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Career paths that make you miserable are destroying society.

If you were born before 1990, chances are you fondly recall the swansong of 20th century cinema and one of the most important films of our time, Office Space. Our lovable anti-hero Peter Gibbons loathes not just his corporate job at Initech, but his whole career, so much that he just blanks when his friends…
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So what do they REALLY mean by “fake it til you make it”?

I see the phrase “fake it til you make it” plastered everywhere followed by all the screeds about how you shouldn't do just that. I think both pieces of advice are misinterpreted as well as  misapplied. Obviously, don't fake having specialized skills: would you want to be in need of open heart surgery and the…
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