I am a writer with over 16 years of experience and hundreds of articles. I write about photography, productivity, life skills, money management and much more.
Memorial Day in Canton, Georgia
About a year and a half ago, I rode through Canton, Georgia with a friend and neighbor on our way to Old Car City. As we were about to pass the Georgia National Cemetery on Hwy 20, he asked if I minded taking a brief detour. Knowing he was a Vietnam Veteran and wanting to see this relatively new memorial, I gladly complied. The entrance road wound through about a mile of wild and natural forest before you come to the second, and real, entrance to the cemetery. A large ornate marble wall and wrought iron gate flanked with American flags greets you as you enter the hallowed grounds.
If You Work From Home, You Still Need to Balance Your Life
Working from home, or telecommuting as the marketing gurus like to call it, is nothing new. Many companies have been doing it for years. My wife did it for the last decade of her job, and I began implementing it in my company via IP telephony in 2001.
What Do You Do If You Don’t Have a Plan?
Do you know that job interview question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Nobody ever asked me that. Which is a good thing. I read about it in some article on how to prepare for an interview. And I thought about it. But I couldn’t come up with an answer that didn’t sound like complete bullshit. Maybe that’s what they want to hear; I don’t know. Fortunately, I never had to find out.
Thoughts and Use Cases for Three Productivity Apps
Over the years, the tool(s) I use for productivity have changed with the seasons. Changing productivity apps every time a new one hits your radar is not very, well, productive. So, if you suffer from shiny toy syndrome, or any other disorder best described with an acronym, I wanted to give you my thoughts on the three apps I am primarily using.
Make Things Happen Instead of Wanting Them to Happen Before Life Passes You By
We all want things to happen. We want to know things, to have things, and to go places. And we all spend time fantasizing about these things. We think about how it will be to know that thing or to have those things or to go to those places.
How to Easily Overcome Writer’s Block
You read about it all the time. I had writer’s block. I just stared at the blank screen for hours and never wrote anything. Sounds horrible. I can’t really say for sure, because it hasn’t happened to me in a very long time.
How to Write Every Day
In December 2019, I decided to ramp my writing up again, and rather than write on-demand or when I felt like it, I would write every day. That plan went through stalls and spurts of activity, but I managed to keep it up. It helped immensely in late January when I added a new platform, Vocal, which gave new life and momentum to my writing.
How to Gain More Followers On Twitter
I know many of you will bristle at that sub-title. Twitter? The most powerful? Are you kidding? In terms of raw numbers, depending on the statistics, it’s not in the top five, maybe not even the top ten. But in terms of easily attainable, global reach, especially for writers, I stand by my statement. Also, more than any other site, the strategic use of hashtags is king on Twitter.