Posts tagged social media
10 Things to Stop Caring About

The world loves to tell us what we should care about - usually as some sort of marketing ploy, other times just to promote someone's agenda. It's far too easy to get wrapped up in these sorts of things because everyone else is - it's a herd mentality. If everyone is telling me that I should care about it... well, maybe I should!

There are certainly a large number of things worth your time and attention. Some however, just aren't worth it.

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The 3 Steps I Took to Reduce my Mobile Dependence

I read an article the other day about a boy who was addicted to taking selfies and another showing that we spend 23 days out of the year on our phones.

I've witnessed several of my friends take their phones out of their pockets, unlock them, swipe through each of their social applications (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat primarily) and then lock their phone only to repeat the process ten minutes later. The crazy part... there was no notifications or incoming messages prompting them to do so. They just opened, swiped, clicked, locked. Finding nothing new, they waited ten more minutes before checking again, hoping there might be something there to give them the dopamine hit they crave.

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7 Reasons to Begin Blogging

I have started blogging on at least three occasions, failing each time within months. I found myself unable to keep to a posting schedule, unable to write anything of worth to anyone else and lacking motivation to write anything at all six days out of the week. This was, in part, due to my inability to write well which was prolonged by a multi-year long stint of reading nothing but school text books and photography gear reviews. Whatever the case may have been, I have found myself increasingly motivated to write over the past year and a half which has resulted in this blog and a corresponding book. So what changed? My purpose.

This post goes out to the courageous ones who want to start blogging. To you, I want to simply ask, "why?".

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