Cross-Content Pollination

Here’s a simple, old tip for you amazeballs guys and gals in the blogosphere to drive up traffic: interlink all your content. Do you have a post about cooking spaghetti and another…

When Fragments Form The Whole

On any given day at any given time, my head will think of a million things I’d love to create; it’s like having OCD creativity, if such a thing existed. They range…

Stress Testing

Remember that one year when you took too many AP classes in high school and didn’t study for all of them? And how you’d have to go in at the end of…

Lipstick On A Pig

There’s no such thing as 100% great work 100% of the time, unless you live to work and don’t have a social life (IRL). So you choose your battles and, sometimes, your…

Fleshing Out Content

There’s this phrase called “fleshing out” you’ll inevitably run into any writing class. It roughly translates into “great start, but where’s the rest?” When you’re writing content, the easiest way to avoid…

Talking To 100 Musicians

I run a site called Glossy Hooks, which is kind of a music blog. It features music from both well-known, Grammy-nominated musicians to lesser-known musicians from all over the world. What I…

An Extension Of Yourself

The quickest way to shoot yourself in the foot when you think about starting a new venture is by jumping into a topic that you don’t a) know, b) care about, c)…

Figuring Out Your Commitment Level

“Just Do It,” the Nike slogan boldly says. Or, if you’re Casey Neistat: “Do More.” Easy peasy, right? Sure, if you’re single or don’t have any other major commitments (read: offspring(s), loan(s),…

Data vs. Instincts

As a numbers-crunching, data-driven kind of guy, my immediate gut reaction based on someone else’s gut feeling to design something in a specific way isn’t any more barf-inducing than, say, eating a…

Wearing Weird

There’s a book called The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck and I always thought to myself, “Catchy title… but how can you stretch out that phrase and write a book…