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.
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.
How to Do a Weekly Review to Increase Your Productivity
My weekly review used to go like this. Bring up my task management software and switch to a weekly view. Yep, got stuff to do in all seven days. Check. Done.
How to Check and Adjust for Dynamic Range
Most photographers are familiar with the term HDR, but do you understand what it means? Unfortunately, the term has become synonymous with the over-processed and over-saturated images that were popular a few years back. These images were created by taking multiple frames of the same scene at different exposures — sometimes dozens, and then compositing them in post-processing. This produced images with no dynamic range at all.
It Is Better to Be Very Lucky Than Highly Skilled
How Lucky Am I? All my life, I’ve been told how lucky I was. I was lucky to start my construction business to catch the boom during the ’80s. And I was lucky to get out just before it crashed in the ‘90s.