What is Vocal to You?
For as long as I can reasonably remember, I have wanted to be a writer. I fell in love with comic books at an early age, and as early as four years old I wanted to be the guy who told those stories. Clearly, Vocal is not a platform for that specifically, but it is a place to tell stories in general. It's also a place to make money, potentially.
The Toll Of Tipping
A casual conversation with anyone working front-of-house in the restaurant industry will solidify a known ideal; these workers rely on their tips to survive. An offhanded suggestion that the industry should do away with tipping would no doubt be received with an onslaught of objection and rightfully so. For decades tipping has grown from a small optional bonus for a job well done, to a mandatory shame-inducing ritual that is harmful to patrons, restaurant owners, and especially servers. To ensure the wellbeing of service industry workers and restore the integrity of restaurants, the United States must replace toxic tipping culture with a livable wage for employees.
(Quick) Edit Your Voice!
The greatest tool has finally been added to Vocal! Quick Edit. You can now make those little adjustments your eyes (or the eyes of your proofreaders) missed while reading over your work for the hundredth time. No need to email Vocal to have them fix it for you. Right now, this tool is for Vocal+ Members only. Regular Vocal members, I will highly encourage you to invest in the monthly membership to be in Vocal+; there is so much more you can do!
Forget Insta-Famous. Aspire to be Vocal-Famous.
Lana Turner had the drugstore; James Bay had Youtube; Winnie Harlow had Instagram, and for many of us writing online, we're hoping someday someone will write So&So had Vocal.
6 Ways to Nurture Your Creativity
Being creative can be difficult. There is a myth that people are either born creative or not. I like to think of creativity as more of a muscle. If you work that muscle, it gets bigger.
How I've made $1,000 from Vocal
On February 18th, 2021, I became an active member on Vocal. I was interested in the platform after seeing an advertisement on Instagram for one of the challenges with a $20,000 prize. Now, I am officially five months into my Vocal membership, and have become quite fond of all aspects of the community. I have written more in the last few months than I would’ve ever expected, and I've enjoyed every minute of it. Vocal’s pay per view system, littered with bonuses has kept my attention and provided motivation to continue writing. After being on the platform for almost half a year, I have learned that although you will get a fair amount from writing on the platform, investing in it may make you a bit more.
Thinking and Rethinking Thought Leadership
Thought Leader - Definition A thought leader is an individual or firm (agency) that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded. In the sciences or other highly technical fields this makes sense though I still find it mostly unhelpful. It is usually more of an indicator of ego than actual accomplishment with the so called “thought leaders” mostly (though not always) self anointed (or anointed by a small group of other self anointed thought leaders) as such.
Why You Should Try Writing on Vocal
At the beginning of June, I thought it would be interesting to explore other writing platforms besides Medium. Other writers have mentioned Vocal and after some research, I decided to give it a try. For those who have never heard of Vocal or are interested in trying writing with them, I’ll be discussing my experience and why you should try writing there too.
My Vocal Experience So Far: Pros and Cons
Before I started publishing on Vocal, I had seen advertisements for it on various social media platforms, and I had even visited the site a few times. However, I quickly forgot about it because, well, I didn’t have the mental space to think about hopping onto yet another writing platform. But I finally decided to give Vocal a try. I’ve been here for just over a month, and I have developed some definite opinions about Vocal. There are plenty of good things to say… and a few negative as well.
From design to delight – insights on the ‘wow’ experience from Ramkripa Ananthan, Chief Designer, Mahindra & Mahindra, Auto Sector
Ramkripa Ananthan ('Kripa') is Chief Designer, Mahindra & Mahindra, Auto Sector. She is a graduate of BITS Pilani and IDC, IIT Bombay.
What are the Safest Businesses to Start in 2022?
The year 2021 may not be that productive since the economy has experienced a temporary coma due to COVID19. But this should not stop you from venturing into business in 2022 now that vaccines are rolled out. Plus, restrictions are slowly lifted, hence, worldwide economy will start to come back.
RR: Ashland County, WI
The Rustic Roads program was created about 40 years ago and allows hikers, bikers, and motorists to enjoy the less traveled, scenic backroads of Wisconsin regardless of the season. These routes help to enhance the beauty and serenity that the state has to offer. There are approximately 119 individual routes that travel through 59 counties and when added up equal about 722 miles.
A Return To The Unrecognizable
On April 30th I was bitten by a dog at work. Along with a coworker, we were taking X-Rays of the dog and he was laying on his back. As my coworker went to get the doctor to view the image that appeared on the screen, I held the dog still by his front paws. He'd moved as the X-Ray was taken so we weren't sure if the film we got would be acceptable or if we'd have to redo it.
How to Drive Customer Retention By Celebrating Customer Success
Online businesses should be celebrating the wins of their customers. It's not always easy to deliver on customer expectations, but it is also one of the best ways to differentiate yourself from your competition and build customer loyalty.
Stitch with Mik
When I was little I use to take a needle and thread and stitch things together to make blankets, pillows, and little toys, these didn't always come out great because I was young and didn't really know what I was doing but I remember how much fun taking that needle and thread and just sitting there for a whole day pulling the thread in and out was. At that time I didn't know what embroidering was and years later I still didn't, I found embroidering during this pandemic when everyone was stuck at home finding hobbies to do to keep them sane, I found embroidery.
Since I was little painting and drawing were always a refuge for me, I’ve always enjoyed art class or any craft that I was assigned. There was something about art that always made me feel whole. This was an important feeling because, since I was young I’ve struggled with disassociation and maladaptive daydreaming. Both of these conditions had me struggling as it was hard for me to stay present and grounded in my reality.
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