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“So, What Do You Do?”

4 January 2016

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“So, What Do You Do?”

(This guest post by A.N. Ordinary-Human was transcribed by Neil Hughes.) Hello, fellow human. I’d like to ask you a question: What do you do? No, I don’t mean “what are your hobbies?” Or even your interests or passions. I want to know how to label you. This isn’t a sinister thing, you understand. This desire […]

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The Case for the Use of Labels

22 December 2014

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The Case for the Use of Labels

How many times have you heard or said, “I don’t like labels” or “I don’t like being labelled?” I used to feel that way too, but, believe it or not, I think I can now argue the case for labels. Don’t believe labels can be a good thing? Read on! I think many people object to […]

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Why You Find it Hard to Talk about Your Various Projects

13 October 2014

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Why You Find it Hard to Talk about Your Various Projects

Here at Puttylike we write a lot about what to do when your friends and family don’t get your multipotentiality, but what do you do when you have awkward conversations with people who do get your scanner tendencies? I’ve been “out” as a multi-project person for well over a decade and most of my friends are used […]

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How To Use Your Multipotentiality to Stand out from The Competition

10 February 2014

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How To Use Your Multipotentiality to Stand out from The Competition

When you’re a creative, you have to find a way to stand out in a crowded marketplace. The arts are highly competitive and it can be tough to get your artwork seen or your music heard How can you find a way to stand out from the competition? One technique is to focus on what makes […]

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A Really Honest Post…

9 June 2011

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A Really Honest Post…

There’s something interesting that happens when one of your projects gains momentum. You start receiving praise from bigger names. More people begin paying attention. Events are planned in your honour and people turn up to hear you speak. You’re overjoyed because you’ve been working so hard and believe so deeply in your cause. But at […]

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You Cannot Fake What is Real

7 March 2011

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You Cannot Fake What is Real

Today I’d like to welcome my very first guest blogger here at Puttylike, Jonathan Manor of Evening Revolution. Occasionally I stumble across a blog that just grabs me. When I discovered Jonathan’s stuff, I was instantly hooked, blown away by his knack for the visuals and his ability to evoke emotion. I’m almost afraid to […]

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Being Queer in the Blogosphere

7 February 2011

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Being Queer in the Blogosphere

The other day another blogger published a beautiful post, in which she came out publicly on her blog. I mentioned on Twitter that it’s a post I wish I had written. Well, not the exact same post – everyone’s experiences are different – but something that brings my online self into “philosophical alignment” the way […]

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The Difference Between Weakness and Vulnerability

29 November 2010

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The Difference Between Weakness and Vulnerability

A few weeks ago I heard an interview on BlogcastFM with Jade Craven. She dispensed some solid advice about building a blog and using social media to connect with other bloggers. But she also did something that most bloggers never do: she allowed herself to be vulnerable. In the interview, Jade spoke about her recent […]

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