One of the "golden rules" of freelancing and anything related to contract work or entrepreneurship is that you must utilize social media to its fullest extent. A quick Google search will quickly pull up a quaint billion or so results on algorithm hacks, marketing tricks, and best practices on how to game the system, get … Continue reading Why I Don’t Use Social Media for Freelancing
Have you watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix? Do you think it will change our perspective on how we use and view technology? Have you changed any usage habits of your own? I viewed the documentary a bit differently than most. As a follower of the Center for Humane Technology for a while now and … Continue reading Will The Social Dilemma Make a Difference?
I know what you're thinking, not another post about the evils of Facebook and other social media platforms. No it's not one of those. The negative effects of said social media is well documented as well as professed by many disciples of simpler living. So, my dilemma whether to keep or discard it is derived … Continue reading My Facebook Dilemma
I'm on LinkedIn and I'm sure you are too. There's some sort of unwritten rule that once you graduate college or are on the hunt for your next job that you need to be on it. It's a type of unsaid rule of life if you want to be seen by recruiters and view the … Continue reading Is LinkedIn Just Another Waste of Time?
If I hear someone start a sentence with, "I saw on Facebook that..." when talking about anything dealing with science, politics, medicine, or any other important subject matter I will quickly become the world's biggest skeptic. We are unfortunately living in a Facebook (FB) world. So many people rely (and I mean r-e-l-y) on FB … Continue reading I Saw This on Facebook
Blogs are better than social media. At least for now and/or until things change. I've had a blog for a number of years now. I started here at WordPress.com and then, because of monetization reasons, migrated over to a self-hosted site using WordPress.org. My self-hosted site was/is about health and fitness and is currently in … Continue reading This is Better Than Social Media
When I was younger I had a burning passion for all things health and fitness. I read books and magazines (remember those?), asked questions and had discussions, trained hard, ate healthy foods, and basically immersed myself in that world. I still do those things today, but it's a bit tempered. Then, one of my first … Continue reading How Passion Can Steal Your Soul
We are distracted. One quick look around and it's evident everywhere you go. It's in line at the store, in waiting rooms, and even at traffic lights. Our noses are permanently affixed to our devices. Humans are addicted to knowing, to being in the loop, and wanting to be the first to know. Our minds … Continue reading Are Your Distractions Good or Evil?
One Saturday morning I was slowly trying to wake up to some episodes of The Office. In my eyes this is a perfect way to start my day. During one commercial break I saw ads for streaming news services. Phrases like "Get your news anytime and anywhere," "Always on," and "Be the first to know" … Continue reading For More Happiness Do Less of This
You could scratch the proverbial paint off the internet wall and easily find some pretty bad fitness advice. Social media doesn't help either. From "influencers" to self-proclaimed experts, it feels like we are drowning in a sea of marketing, advertising, and promises. How do we fix this? Can we do it on our own? Who … Continue reading How to Fix Bad Fitness Advice