Here’s who I am and what I’m working on in 2021. Follow Nik while you’re at it, too. 😃
I’m a traveler, blogger, vlogger, and online course creator. Here are my social media handles.
When I write I normally focus on millennial personal development, politics, creativity…
Four years ago, I got the nastiest comments I’ve ever received as a writer. Here’s a short excerpt:
“You lack the sales and marketing skills to find clients paying fair market rates. So, you write whiney articles on quitting and how this is ‘choosing yourself.’
Choosing yourself, means growing up, knuckling down and doing the things you don’t like very much to push your business forward. Choosing to be an ostrich is quitting and taking all your toys home.”
I never forgot his comment.
“It’s incredible how many 60 year old women read me.”
That’s something a male writer friend once said, and I’ll never forget it.
You know why? Because somehow it was really relatable. Please don’t take this as me complaining, because I’m not. In fact, I’m extremely happy that I have an older audience reading my work.
On some level I guess it just means that I’m doing a good job making my writing for everyone regardless of race, gender, age, nationality, and anything else.
What’s odd is that I haven’t even tried to make my writing more inclusive.
‘That car just blew the doors off me,’ I thought.
A red Mustang barreled down the road in the fast lane next to me and became a red speck on the horizon in seconds.
I was driving from Maryland to South Carolina to visit my sister, and to avoid tickets I always set the cruise control at 5 MPH over the speed limit.
Then I sit in the middle lane and watch people zoom past me like rocket ships.
Hey, at least I won’t get a ticket.
On these 8 hour drives I always think about my life. Watching…
In 2016 I decided to take off across the United States in a Mazda 3 by myself.
My first night I stayed in the worst hostel you could possibly imagine. There were like 16 beds in a single room or something and the temperature hovered around 78 degrees all night.
That’s New Orleans for you.
The only thing that cooled me down was this half-broken rickety fan threatening to plunge from the ceiling at any moment.
It was awful. I felt so uncomfortable. I questioned why I was doing all of this. I was alone.
Fast forward five months and…
This article will show you a few first blog post examples.
First, let me tell a story. My first blog post was horribly written. And that’s okay. The truth is, this list of first blog post examples aren’t going to get you rich and famous. They’re not going to ensure a viral hit. In fact, you better stop dreaming of a viral article until a year down the line..
But what these ideas are going to do is motivate you. Then as you write about them you’re going to jar another idea loose in your mind. …
Okay, so for those who want to know how to organically grow your blog to 20,000 views in 90 days, you really only need to do three things..
20,000 views divided by 90 days is about 222 views per day, and, not to get overly satanic on you, about 6,666 views per month.
Sorry about that misfortunate coincidence.
In order to catch up to the devil there (okay, I’m done), you have to also realize three things..
Gary Vaynerchuk is a polarizing figure.
I honestly can’t understand why.
Sure, the guy gets a little too heavy-handed with the “hustle porn,” but in recent years he’s backed off of that.
I still stopped watching him about three years ago, though. Why?
Well, after building my online course business to 6-figures in annual revenue, I kept wondering why I was listening to a guy telling me to “shut my eyes” until I was 30.
It’s not that that’s bad advice, it’s just that it didn’t mean anything to me anymore. I grew out of it. …
I’ve edited thousands of blog posts in my day.
For two years I looked over submissions at my publication, the Post-Grad Survival Guide, and I’ve also looked over hundreds of posts from my very own online course students.
After reading tens of thousands of sentences, I certainly know my way around one.
Here’s ten tips that’ll help you write better sentences.
Here are some of the most common prepositions:
If your sentence has more than three prepositions, you need to find a way to delete a few. ◀️ Take this previous sentence, for example.
“I was wrong.”
Whenever I angrily write about how people screw us over at every turn, my views skyrocket.
“7 Brutal Things You Need To Learn About People That Are Sad But True” is one example, which is one of my most-popular articles of all time.
At one point in that piece I write, “People will turn on you at a moments notice.”
Jeez. This is clearly an “I do everything right, everybody else sucks” kind of an article. I wrote it three years ago, so don’t judge me.
The reason I bring that up is, it seems many of…