Punch The Damn Keys!

“If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.”Jack Kerouac

Different keyboards provide different typing experiences. It’s all about the keys themselves: their size, the materials they’re made from, the key travel…

I’d say that you should, at least once in your life, use a loud keyboard. The one that you’d be ashamed to use in a public space, for fear of annoying folks.

Yes, use one of those keyboards. Mechanical. Feel the weight of each key as you press it. Write a few sentences, trying to reduce the clutter in your mind to neat rows of characters.

Now, punch the damn keys.

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Why You Should Use Quotes in Your Blog Posts

“Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.” – Alfred North Whitehead

If you follow my main blog, you probably noticed that most of my posts start with a quote.

A great quote is gold to a perceptive writer. You can instantly boost reader engagement with the right bit of wisdom or wit. And when writing to persuade, you can bolster your arguments by using the words of the rich and famous.

In other words, author Anatole France nailed it with this:

When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.

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[Blogging Mindset] Close The Door

“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” – Barbara Kingsolver

Most bloggers write because they desperately want to say something. Whether it’s about their day to day lives, some struggles they managed to overcome, some long lost love…

They want immortality as only the written word can give them.

They fret and lose sleep over those who do not like their ideas, while ignoring all those who do like them.

They are the Internet equivalent of a person who won’t shut up. Who talks too loudly, too fast, too furious… that guy who gesticulates wildly, making you feel nauseous.

These people never ask themselves this simple question: Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Close The Door”