Appreciating My And Your Influence

Influence(r) is one of the most used words today. It is how some people make their money. The label, whether applied on by self or culture, can be misleading. On the one hand I get it; it’s the means we describe something. But there are some things about the influence(r) language that bug me. To start with, this kind of label or language, undermines the other meanings. We need a reset–to going back to appreciating my and your influence.

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When You Want To Write Something Meaningful

2020 has been crazy. Like you need a reminder {insert eye roll}. News, conversations with Ingrid and friends, being lost in my thoughts in general, has made me want to say something. It’s discouraged and inspired me to want to write something meaningful. Too many of us make the mistake of thinking what we say is important. Sometimes we mistake the urge to say something for saying something worthwhile.

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When Resolution Shouldn’t Be The Point

I’ve said this before: there is and will never be shortage of opinions. While online publishing continues to evolve, some fundamentals don’t. The greatest of these is our humanness. I’m yet to be convinced that social media fundamentally changes us. It only impacts how we express ourselves. This includes opinions and worldviews. Various publishing tools mean we continue to share competing arguments and viewpoints in other means. 

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Our Era Of Fanaticism; We’re All Trolls

I can’t imagine living in an Internetless era. I’m privileged to have had the Internet even at ridiculous dial-up speeds. Aaah those early days. Blessed are you if you have no clue what dial-up internet is. I love the Internet and the resource it is and can help provide. I’m also a fan of online publishing. And, like I’ve said in different ways and places, tech is, for the most part, amoral. What we do with it is what makes the difference. Dow we build or tear down.

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What I Look For In Content I Consume Online [Vlog Ep. 07]

With a flood of content online, it isn’t always easy deciding what to ‘consume’. As much as there’s great content there’s an equal amount of rubbish, if not more. Do you have a content consumption manifesto? Are there any guides on what you decide to give your attention and time to while online? In this episode I thought it would be great to talk about what I look for in content online.

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