They Wanted Me to Buy bloop.com for a Quarter Million Dollars

This is why domain or brand names don’t really matter. If you ever started a new business/company, or thought about doing so, you probably spent a good amount of time coming up with the “perfect” name. Naming your brand is hard. It’s like naming your child. I love coming up with names. I spend quite a bit of time thinking about …

Goals vs. Milestones

There’s a lot of talk about setting goals. I’ve heard people define a yearly plan for their business with certain goals such as “reaching 5000 email subscribers before the end of the year” or “10% increase of traffic every month”, YouTubers who want to get to 10,000 subscribers in 6 months, and other generic metrics. Setting up such goals is …

I Can’t Believe They Made Me Do Algebra

Warning! Rant ahead. When I look back at my days in high-school, I can’t not feel like I was cheated. Can someone tell me why, on earth, did I spend so many years trying to master Algebra? I wasn’t gently introduced to the topic. It wan’t given to me as a nice option to pick if I’m interested in expanding my horizons. …

Animator’s Block

Writers get a bad rap for being the only creative professionals to have their own unique illness. I’m referring to the “writer’s block”. Let me clarify something real quick: There’s no such thing as writer’s block. Writing is just like any other art form. The more you practice doing it, the better you get at it. The less you do it, the harder …

You Are Not Your Work

People, artists especially, associate themselves with their creation. It’s very common to feel that if people don’t like their work, it means they are bad artists, or even bad human beings. That is a very unhealthy way of approaching your work, and could be dangerous. If you over-identify with your work, to the point of feeling that the success or failure …

The Worst Thing About Being a Freelancer

Life as a freelancer (of any kind) can be tough. It’s based around the idea of waiting for someone to choose you. Pick you. Almost all artists experience that reality. Think of actors. Their whole world is based around waiting for someone to pick them. Yes, you can go to more and more auditions, but it essentially boils down to hoping …