The Most Interesting Thing I Learned This Week

Lost Engagement Rings and Found Memories

I may have lost my mother’s would-be engagement ring years ago, but what I found this week were very pleasant memories of my mother.

Spark email app

How the Spark Email Client Won My Heart

When it comes to email clients (the apps you use to read, send and organize your emails) my guess would be that most individuals pick one and stick with it—or, for work, they use what the job demands. Believe it or not, there are some great alternative email clients out there. Many of these apps are free…

Traveler Writing Tool

Traveler: A Distraction-Free Writing Tool for a Distraction-Filled World

We live in a world filled with distractions. More and more, companies are elbowing each other in an attempt to vie for your attention. This results in a cacophony of, well… things: ads, posts, videos, etc. This can make writing more difficult than it needs to be because it means there’s always something else to see…

shot from the movie Free Solo

Free Solo is a Free Lesson in Persuasion

This week I learned about the movie Free Solo, the National Geographic documentary film about the famous climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to and climbs the 3,000-foot El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park – without ropes. I had never heard of Alex Honnold nor thought much about free solo climbing until someone…

Sorry, But You May Not Have Really Appeared in 10 LinkedIn Searches This Week

If you’re like me, you often receive emails from LinkedIn with a subject line that says you appeared in X number of searches this week. If you’re also like me, you never looked too closely at those emails, but did appreciate knowing people were seeking you out directly or looking for someone with your skillset.

Could Twitter Actually Be Improving?

Could It Be? Could Twitter Actually Be Improving?

In terms of popular opinion, Twitter has been trending downward for awhile now. For the past few years, the giant tech company has been embroiled in no shortage of challenges: parsing through Russian bots, stamping out terrorism recruitment, and being the center of debate surrounding what free speech means.

Desktop is Dead (Sort Of): What Google’s Mobile-First Index Means for Your Web Design

Google’s new mobile-first index will look at the mobile version of your site before the desktop version. What does that mean for your site design?

intern Phoebe Janisch

What I Learned Being an Intern at an Integrated Marketing Agency

Having the word “expert” next to your name in a leadership bio is no easy feat. Many claim it, but few actually live it. And as industry writers, we know that it takes a lot of planning, eyes, edits and rewrites before we can consider a project “complete” (and take notice the air quotes around the word “complete”) and deliver it with confidence.

The Most Dangerous Writing App forces you to write - or erases your text

The Most Dangerous Writing App Will Cure Your Writer’s Block – Or Else!

I wrote this blog in ten minutes. Or, more accurately, I wrote this blog in ten minutes after having my first two attempts erased by a new online writing app with a relentless twist: the Most Dangerous Writing App. This app was created by Manuel Ebert, a Silicon Valley tech writer and “chief sadist” who…

The Creative Power of a DIY Mindset

It’s easier than ever to find someone who can do something for you. But there’s value in DIY, too – more than the satisfaction of a job well done.