Posts Tagged with "blogging"

How Introspection Can Help You Uncover Your Overarching Theme

Monday, June 25, 2012

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How Introspection Can Help You Uncover Your Overarching Theme

Coming up with an overarching theme isn’t easy. It usually requires a lot of introspection, active brainstorming and often an outside perspective. Usually your overarching theme is very close to you. It’s less about a discrete topic, and more like a personal drive or value that you hold. This means that your overarching theme will […]

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My New Obsession, and Why We Crave Community and Movements

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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My New Obsession, and Why We Crave Community and Movements

I’ve officially gone coo coo about the Paleo lifestyle. In the last week, I’ve absorbed heaps of information about the movement: books, blogs, podcasts (shout out to Angelo Coppola at Latest in Paleo which is fantastic), everything I could get my hands on. I’ve joined a CSA, tried a whole bunch of new, delicious Primal […]

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How to Choose Which Activities to Focus On in Your Renaissance Business

Thursday, December 8, 2011

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How to Choose Which Activities to Focus On in Your Renaissance Business

Today I’m going to answer a question that was sent in by puttypeep, Matt. Matt writes, “I’ve spent the last two months working full time on my two blogs and whilst satisfying, for the most part, I find that there always appears to be so much to do, from design, to promotion, planning and so […]

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The Common Languages of Blogging, Music and Multipotentiality

Monday, October 17, 2011

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The Common Languages of Blogging, Music and Multipotentiality

Every day I wake up and give thanks for the fact that I’m here. Not just here, as in alive (though I do that too), but thanks for the fact that I’m in Portland, Oregon. Sometimes I’ll express my gratitude on a jog or bike ride to whatever coffee shop will be making up my […]

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It’s Cool to Be a Geek! How Rami Smooshed Together his Interests in Video Games and Dating

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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It’s Cool to Be a Geek! How Rami Smooshed Together his Interests in Video Games and Dating

There’s something about this story that really tugs at my heart. When I first met Rami in 2004, he was a harmless, lovable nerd with a creative streak– a video game champion who studied kung fu and played the harp. He was a sweet guy, but definitely not what I’d call a chick magnet… We […]

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Renaissance Biz Case Study: Bringing Together Family, Natural Health and Photography + What Makes a Good Name?

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Renaissance Biz Case Study: Bringing Together Family, Natural Health and Photography + What Makes a Good Name?

“Most of the ‘mommy blogs’ out there are so hokey…” was the gist of her argument (I’m paraphrasing), “and the food and recipe blogs tend to be restrictive– a “one size fits all” approach where you impose a healthy lifestyle on yourself and your family. I’m more interested in experimenting as a family,” she added. […]

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Why Some Websites Are Addictive and Others Feel Lame (aka the Secret Behind a Killer Brand)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Why Some Websites Are Addictive and Others Feel Lame (aka the Secret Behind a Killer Brand)

Whenever I’m in New York, I like strolling through my old neighbourhood of Park Slope, Brooklyn. I spent the summer of 2007 living there and it really does feel like a second (or third, now) home. I had a 24 hour layover in the city a few weeks ago, and stopped by Gorilla Coffee on […]

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Renaissance Business Case Study: the Web Designer, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, Activist

Monday, September 12, 2011

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Renaissance Business Case Study: the Web Designer, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, Activist

When I first met Brian Gerald, he had half a dozen different websites. There was the site where he wrote about theology, activism and queer rights, the site where he offered his web development services, the lifestyle design blog, the self-promotional website, and a few others I can’t recall. It was as if his scanner […]

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