A Week Without Twitter

Posted on January 5, 2017

I’ve slowly been losing interest in Twitter. It has become a pool of hatred and bigotry, and I find it to be an unfulfilling experience. Even my best tweets ever have given me no more than a shot of dopamine that makes me feel good for a few minutes. But then what? Last year was awesome for me, and in hindsight I realize that it was because I challenged a lot of my personal views and habits. As a result,Read More

The Importance Of Owning Your Own Platform

Posted on January 4, 2017

Today Medium announced that they will be laying off 50 people to refocus on their mission. That mission, they say, is to make publishing more accessible to everyone, and to allow the highest quality content to get noticed even if it comes from someone without many followers. I can totally get behind that mission. But at the same time, this announcement demonstrates the importance of controlling your own platform and owning your content by actually publishing on your own website.Read More