Writing

How Writing is Like Making Kool-aid

Your idea is genius. Your writing is inspiring. Don’t water it down!   Growing up, I can remember one of my first amazing talents was mixing Kool-aid. This skill involved emptying a packet of magic powder into a plastic, gallon jug, followed by the right amount of sugar and then water. If the correct measurements…

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Editing With a Machete

When a scalpel just won’t do. Editing. Ugh. I’ll say it again…EDITING. Double-ugh. I can truly say that editing is NOT on my list of super-cool and fun things to do before publishing an article. To me, writing is the fun part, especially when you get into a sweet rhythm, the words flowing, your groove is…

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Never Stop Writing

Find your voice and sing your heart out.   I went out last night with several friends from my office to celebrate a co-worker’s 50th birthday. We found a little joint not far from the office that had a swanky 70s- 80s-vibe to it. When we walked in, background music was playing and kicking out some…

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I’m a Writer, and This is How I Workflow

The path of technical least resistance. From Evernote to my MacBook Air…fasten your seatbelt, keep your arms inside the application at all times, and here we go… Hardware First off, I’m a Mac guy. I use a MacBook Air, an iPad Pro (10.5), and an iPhone 8 Plus. These work seamlessly with the apps that…

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Is it a Post or an Article? Make up my mind, will ya?!?

Writing a good ArtiPost. When I talk about writing on Medium, I’m never sure whether to talk about the writings as “Posts” or as “Articles.” No big deal, right? I’m not so sure. In my mind, they both have different connotations. One seems more professional to me, the other a little more passive. It doesn’t…

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Small writing on Medium is Large

The perfect read-time of Medium articles and how it affects my reading and writing. When you scan through articles on Medium, what helps you determine which articles to read? Do you look at the Title? Do you look at the Featured Image? What about the amount of time that it would take to read the article?…

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Upgrade Your Medium Articles With Pablo!

Let’s see, what to read, what to read… <click> Google Chrome icon <click> Medium.com bookmark <surf> Breeze through the Article Titles and Images on Medium <choose> Ahhh, catchy title and a snazzy pic — WINNER! What pushes me over the top on selecting articles to read on Medium tends to be visual candy — also…

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Discovering a Box of Needles in the Medium Haystack

Finding and following your community. The Numbers Game Not long ago I read an article by a fairly prominent writer on Medium speaking to those that were interested in gaining more followers on this venue. His method seemed legit in actually gaining following through a mere game of chasing the masses and the attrition of a…

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“I was seeing another application, but it’s over now, it was just a fling”

– Me, to Evernote. I’m having trouble being totally loyal to my applications. I’m always looking for the next-latest-greatest-whiz-bang-cure-the-world-of-all-its-problems application. And guess what? I still haven’t found it yet. Yet. Why can’t I just be content with the apps that I have and not let the bells and whistles distract me? After all, it should…

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Is it me or does this Clickbait smell fishy?

Keep Writing and Hit Publish

Guilty. I’m switching between shaking my head (SMH as the cool-kids text it) and letting out a little guilt-laden sigh. Prologue “Hi, my name is Rusty.” “Hi, Rusty.” “I’m guilty of writing titles that smell like clickbait. I’ve been sober for four days now…” Guilty Transgression I read a great article recently by Jakub Ferencik,…

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