2020 has been a lot to handle. Through all the trials and tribulations, I’ve managed to go about every month with a goal in mind. I’ve done a mediocre job of sticking to those goals, but it hasn’t stopped me from learning a few things every month.
December, so far, has been a pretty productive month for goal attainment, self-improvement, and happiness. Here are some things that I’ve learned as we make our way into Mid December 2020.
A lot of articles I’ve read seem to be less focused on the work, and more focused on the topic that I am learning. We’ve learned about making thousands of dollars, being successful in life, liberty, and happiness. …
I know we’re all focused on writing about what we’ve learned on our Medium journeys, but let’s talk for a moment about what we haven’t learned. For the sake of being, well, just being.
Here’s an extensive list of the things I have not managed to learn while writing on Medium.
Have you noticed how many articles exist about making bundles of money while writing on this platform? It almost seemed like the idea behind Medium was to make money, hand over fist, and never work another day job again.
Never-mind the fact that it is close to working a day job trying to make Medium your full-time job. I’m sure $1000 per month is doable, but not in the way I’ve seen so far on Medium. …
We are making it through the year one struggle at a time. We have not been able to be around our friends; we have not been able to be around our family. Life as we know it has not been the same. Every holiday this year has been different in 2020. Life in 2020 has been strange.
Usually, during Thanksgiving, I get ready to either be around family or family friends. Over the years of my life, I’ve celebrated Thanksgiving in Chicago, Ann Arbor, and other cities around the region. It has been a great time to spend with my family and friends every year. …
I have been enjoying my time writing about various topics on Medium. Since I began writing on the platform in late July, I have earned a total of 24.59 from 30 articles, and I have learned a few things along the way. I know that what I have learned so far is only the start of what I will learn because I have just started my journey.
Here are a few things that I have learned after spending the last three months writing on Medium.
In no particular order, of course.
When starting on your Medium journey, I would refrain from spending money on any form of Social Media marketing. Whether it be ads, smartphone apps that will help you curate your posts or people that claim they can help you with your marketing. For your first foray into the Medium based blogging world, just leave the social media ads alone. …
Why not use the big guns for part 2, right? Who knows. Anyway, I’m back with another installment of the Podcast Player Showdown. A series where I, your plucky story-telling friend, spends a very long time talking about Podcast Players.
Most people talk about Podcasts, as they should, but me? I talk about what we use to play them. Someone has to do it, right?
Remember the rules? Because I forgot them. Here you are in case you did too:
I mentioned a few bits about upcoming smartphones this year. I’m pretty excited for the flagship phones that are coming down the pipeline. I spoke about those flagship phones, including iPhone 13, the recently announced Galaxy S21, and the upcoming Galaxy Foldables expected to launch later this year.
his time, we’re taking a look at the more affordable devices that are expected to launch in 2021. Affordable phones have become more prevalent, with more people balking at the high prices of devices like iPhone 12 Pro, Galaxy Z Fold 2, etc. …
I love phone announcement events.
The fanfare behind the announcement is extravagant, sometimes rightfully so, most of the time, not as rightfully so.
I’m still fascinated yearly by the over the top dramatics that circle around events like CES, and OEM announcements like Samsung’s Unpacked events.
2021 has been more virtual with tech events, but the underlying feelings have not changed.
Towards the end of CES tech enthusiasts and die-hard Samsung Fans alike were all wondering about what the next Galaxy S iteration would bring to the table. …
It’s January! CES is coming down the line like a stampede of squirrels and it’s been 5 years since I’ve been knee-deep in the smartphone news cycle! I don’t know much when it comes to smartphone things, but I know just about enough to exert my misinformed opinion into the mix. I’m the perfect person to make some legitimate opinions towards the upcoming 2021 upcoming smartphone season, right?
Let's go over as many rumors, suggestions, and sort-of facts that we can in this story because we’re all tired of hearing about Donald Trump.
Let’s break from our regularly scheduled programming to discuss Accessories. As the years go on, I’m amused by the number of times accessories spend in the limelight when it comes to tech news. The AirPods Max carrying case may be more interesting than the headphones themselves. I’m just kidding, but maybe almost as interesting? …
The Night After the U.S. Descended into Chaos.
At this point, I would be surprised if you didn’t know about the mass chaos that occurred when pro-Trump supporters descended on the US Capitol yesterday, January 6th. I’m not going to go too deep into what happened because you’ve seen the news, no need to rehash that here.
What was supposed to be a generally benign day of certifying Joe Biden as the incoming 46th President of the United States, became a complete dumpster fire of a situation that was brought forward by the 45th President.
Whether you believe the vote was legitimate or the vote was fraudulent is beside the point. The Presidental Election was ridiculous, that was beyond obvious. The end of the line had finally arrived for contesting the November Election. The certification should have occurred without issue. …
I’m writing this after a moment of inspiration from reading a post from Dawn Bevier. Dawn, thank you for your post! There are quite a few more of us out there that feel your struggle. Go read the article below.
Very quick primer first.
I’m a Banker by day. I enjoy my job, I don’t plan on quitting anytime soon. I work just under 40 hours a week. With a smile on my face. In a perfect world, I would spend my working hours and days writing.
Spending the majority of my days writing would be a peaceful way to go about my life. I haven’t been writing long enough to consider a career in writing. …