A blog about web development, productivity tools, photography, and occasionally an existential quip.

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10 beautiful Instagram accounts I follow

I recently pared down the list of people I follow on Instagram from hundreds to under 75. My goal was to engage more with the people I follow -- my feed was filled with content that was less than engaging. I favor friends, family, and beautiful things For some, Instagram...
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We are not obligated to build our lives around technology

For the past two years I’ve been smiling at people as I pass them. Neighbors, people on the sidewalk — in line at the store. Even folks sitting in their car waiting for the light to change — and homeless people on the side of the road. I look people...
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Producing a quality video interview on the go

About a month ago, I decided to downsize my travel tech. The goal was to do much more with much less. I’ll be posting a full, “what’s in my bag” post soon, but thought my interview setup might be useful to new traveling content creators. It’s compact, and allows me...
INTERVIEW: Jesse Fowler on the importance of respect and effort when building a business

INTERVIEW: Jesse Fowler on the importance of respect and effort when building a business

http://youtu.be/7S1--CbjHf4 SUBSCRIBE for weekly videos http://bit.ly/1Qtz2uo Jesse is a seriously smart dude, and built a web design / development company from the ground up within the past five years. Join me as I ask him a bit about how he got started, how he's grown his business, and the advice...
Try something new, and stop fearing the future

Try something new, and stop fearing the future

We get anxious about the future. But the truth is, we can never predict the future with 100% certainty. Ever bought a lottery ticket? Bet on a horse race? Watched a weather report? Stop worrying. Stop caring. Stop stressing yourself out about what could be. It creates anxiety and distracts you from...
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Basílica de la Sagrada Família

The tech and business conversations dissipated as I quickly ran to my hotel across the street to change clothes. It was time to see something I was told I couldn’t miss during my trip to Barcelona. The cabs were lined up, and the sun was visible enough through the rain clouds...
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An old trunk, and the importance of disconnecting

Countless words have been written on the importance of disconnecting from technology. For the most part, they’re written for slow news days. This is not one of those articles. It’s real. Here’s the story… The magic shop There must have been a million people and things I loved seeing as a...
TALK: Getting clear on the purpose of your content (and how I missed the mark)

TALK: Getting clear on the purpose of your content (and how I missed the mark)

http://youtu.be/AuT66N-SjlA Everything you publish–articles, media, Aunt Martha’s enchilada recipe–needs a purpose. Otherwise, you run the risk of creating content that falls flat and potentially gut-punches your site goals. During this session, we’ll go through my past mistakes a content creator, and how simple but powerful changes have helped to increase...
Why we build brands

Why we build brands

We all know what brands are, but do you know what they do? What they’re for? Why it makes sense to build one? Take your business or brand to the next level, and finally unlock the hidden potential of brand building. Video coming soon. 🙂