Smartphone Photography: An Underdog Story

Smartphone Photography: An Underdog Story

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....
The Timeless Significance of Heroes in Culture

The Timeless Significance of Heroes in Culture

Tales of powerful heroes are entertaining, inspiring, and timeless. Our modern superheroes are essentially a retelling of old folklore and mythology. We might explain more of it away with science now, e.g. the reasons Bruce Banner became the Hulk, but at its center...
Do The Work, Don.

Do The Work, Don.

Work smarter, not harder — the worst advice ever given, said Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs on a recent podcast with Lewis Howes. As a piece of advice I’ve lived by for so long I was shaken and immensely curious for his explanation. I’ll recap a key part of it...
The Ego of Meaningless Traffic

The Ego of Meaningless Traffic

“More traffic is always better!” is a thought pattern that just won’t do the web a favor and crawl under a log. Yes, websites need traffic to accomplish anything. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned in years of doing research for...
Finding Your Authentic Voice Without Cliches

Finding Your Authentic Voice Without Cliches

There’s a lot of good advice out there for writing stronger material. The thing is, leaning too hard on some of that advice can turn you into someone you’re not. Being authentic is important. In fact, studies by Bonfire Marketing show via infographic that...