If there’s anything that I dislike more than the “let’s-bash-the-millennial” culture, it’s the idea of having an online personal diary.
It feels juvenile. And let’s admit it: we aren’t living in 2005 anymore.
But then when weighing the pros and cons, daily blogging certainly sounds fascinating. And I’ve been toying around the topic for quite a bit now.
In the course of some research work, two names popped up: Seth Godin (been following him for years now) and Jonas Ellison.
Hello, Medium Shortform. Oh, how I loved you even you didn’t exist. Of course, people will complain about you in their 700-word “long” stories. Yes, some call ‘700 words’ long. They’ll complain despite the fact that they are free to publish long-form stories. Let them. Stay here. I’ve been a big fan all this while; even when everyone was blindly rallying behind longer-content; even when everyone would synonymize short-form content as poor quality; even when they would pack their 100-word ideas and opinions in 2,000-word articles. I am glad you’re here. Medium’s engineers may try to f#ck things up and remove you but I do hope you stay.
I pay them. I am the reason how they feed their family. I give them the money so they can afford to live a life. I control what they do 9 hours of the day. I can cut back their pay by pulling some idiotic company policy that nobody cared to read. I can demand them to work even when they are sick. I can be a di%k to them when they are performing badly. I can be an unappreciative, egotistical bi%ch when they do some good work. I can demand them to work extra hours, forget their family affairs, skip their meals. So, I basically own every one of my employees. Call it modern-day corporate slavery. It doesn’t matter. I pay them. And they must value that and obey every insecurity-driven tantrum I spill.
Yours humbly, per LinkedIn bio, a visionary leader.
You’re not their ex. Why do you ghost the applicants then?
Your company talks about ethics and values… Help us understand how ethical is it to leave an applicant hanging with “we’ll get back to you” when you know you’re not hiring that person?
Oh, by the way, why do you list a job with entry-level tag when you want applicants to have 3+ years of experience?
Also, we kinda know when you write “compensation: best in the industry”, the pay is bad. Why not just write the amount range and save your and others’ time?
We also know that…
“We don’t remember the days, we remember the moments.”
If you recall your past, you won’t really remember the days. The moments are your memories. Your past is defined by little and big, sad and happy, strong and feeble moments.
In that context, when we get up in the morning, we hope for it to be a good day… But instead, how about we hope — and strive for — to just have one good moment in the day and not necessarily the entire day to be good?
It’s much easier and realistic, isn’t it, to have one good moment…
If they have never run a business and doesn’t have any work experience, calling self a business expert is not cool.
There’s a big difference between knowing what to do and knowing how to do. Everyone knows what to do — so stop telling what needs to be done. We know! “How” do we do that?!
Reading a few articles and watching a couple of videos is not enough to become an “expert” that others pay to.
Not everything has to have lessons. That’s cute they learned something from the wet paper towel. But it’s also cheesy. And stupid.
It hit me hard!
I’ve never really lived like I imagined I would. Always in a hopeful chase…
Once I get there… Once I have that… Once it happens… then I would live as I have always imagined… then, maybe, I could as I always imagined.
It happens with everyone I suppose.
We’re all in the chase for things with the hope that maybe that would make us happy; that would make us live. That once we get there, we would finally attain the nirvana and thereon have a happily ever after.
It’s the human brain: always wanting better, always…
Blogging is much more than just writing.
In fact, the majority of it doesn’t even have to do anything with writing. It includes little about what you’re saying and more about how you can get people to hear what you’re saying. It’s tricky, tiring, and time-consuming… I’ve been doing it for more than five years.
But then came Medium.
A platform that pushes quality atop. (And it has maintained that all these years.)
It has the audience as long as what you’re saying is good, meaningful, and resourceful.
What more, it even rewards the writers.
So, a writer or…
We are now in one of the biggest global recessions in decades. Millions of jobs are already lost. Thousands of businesses have already shut.
In events like this, with no safety net, freelancers are usually more vulnerable. This is especially true for the freelance writers — whose supply seems to far exceed the demand. (Just look at freelancing platforms; the number of writers there and the small money they are ready to work for!)
Getting freelance writing projects is more challenging now. …
“It’s confusing, because it’s simultaneous utopia and dystopia.”
Perhaps people missed that part in the movie.
If not, they wouldn’t shun social media as a collective evil that’s meant to destroy their lives.
The Social Dilemma is an incredible documentary that will certainly play a pivot in how we talk about social media and the internet in general.
However, it’s far from what so many people are making it to be. It’s not a social media-hating, internet-is-the-worst docu.
It demands effective regulation of some of the top players who actually run this world; who define the culture.
At the same…