Hey there. I’m Brian Watkins.
Writer, Youtuber, Tech Enthusiast.
I blog about how technology changes the way we communicate and live, as well as finding inspiration in art and work alike. Stimulating a conversation is a huge reward, and if my journey can be useful to others, all the better.
This is my personal blog, where I largely talk about projects I’m working on, commentary on the digital space, and self development stuff. In the latter case, it’s often sharing tidbits from my own journey in the hopes that they are useful to someone else with similar aims without being preachy or hypey.
I started this blog as a creative outlet and platform to share some of my work. But over the years it’s grown into part creative space, part business site related to who I am as a professional. I’ve always believed that no matter where you work or what you’re working on, it shouldn’t be what defines you. One should always be developing oneself.
Having floated between agencies and being a solopreneur, having a consistent place to hang my hat online has allowed for unbroken momentum putting myself out there.
I've had a contentious relationship with Linkedin for a few years now. When I opened the account in 2007 it was at the recommendation of my supervisor, the marketing director of a tax firm (that was my first real white collar job). Everybody in the company created a...
At their most innocent, website audits and reports can be useful ways to fairly quickly identify shortcomings the site may have. Whether it's coding issues or design flaws, this can help improve user experience and site authority. However, just as often these reports...
I can remember the early flip phones with their rudimentary cameras. 640×480 images, but such as they were, I sat in a writing class in college envious of the girl next to me because she had what was then the Lexus of flip phones. Mine at the time had no camera.
Sometimes a situation crops up that brings advice into focus. For me, it was a networking experience this week where someone really blew opportunities.
Our drive waxes and wanes, and building good habits is core to making the most out of our week. These are great, actionable things you can use right away.
Are you ready to design and develop websites that not only look good, but convert too? Here are 3 goals to keep in mind during your web design for impact.