… and, if I’m to be fair… it’s also me. A relationship is always a two-way street, right? At least that’s what my mother told me…
Can you imagine a life without Twitter? I can.
I’m not sure I could have said that just a few years ago but it’s becoming easier and easier to not only imagine it but also, perhaps, desire it.
The first customer of anything that you build that you are eventually planning on selling is you. If this sounds kind of obvious that’s because… well… it is.
But the longer I’ve been building stuff and the longer I’ve been around the more I realize that most people don’t do this well (or at all). Most people start with a hypothesis about other people and then work backwards from there.
If you’re a technologist then you can’t help but critique and/or criticize any new technology or piece of software that you encounter.
In fact, you don’t have to be a technologist to have an opinion about technology and the apps that you use every single day. The ubiquity of software products has made everyone an “expert” in some way, shape, or form.
Here are 3 parenting principles that my wife and I talk about more than others:
These clearly aren’t unique and, I imagine, are universally shared with every parent on the planet.
I’ve been blogging for a long time and for a while I really cared about stats and I really cared about how many visits and pageviews and comments and social shares that were happening in and around the blog.
And, for a time, it was good… but I quickly became obsessed and overwhelmed with having to not only manage those figures but also to engage with the never-ending struggle to make them grow.
I wrote this post about management potential that’s gotten a lot of eyeballs in the past month or so. As with most things, I didn’t think much of it when I published it but it’s been a highly-read and most-shared blog post of this year.
Funny how that happens.
It’s been a bit more than 3 years, to be exact, but someone had asked me recently for more specifics on how I get things “done” and I remembered that a big part of my process and schedule is eating healthy and daily exercise.
In fact, since committing myself to a categorically-different lifestyle than the one that I had previously lived I’ve managed to maintain it, iterate, and improve it.
Love this via Gapingvoid:
You are one you. There’s no difference between work you, personal brand you, home you, gym you — you are a single person, comprised of many elements.
I am loving the current series of Dilbert cartoons that are being produced right now because they speak deeply to my own personal process of coming up with projects to work on.
Some of these projects stay “indie” – small personal projects that may or may not produce any revenue (and that’s not the ultimate goal, ever) while others actually give birth to larger ventures.