Expressively publishing on the open web since 1996.
Entranced by Portland, Oregon since 2017.
The challenges and rewards of being an indie content creator building an audience one connection at a time.
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Look, I get it. You already subscribe to too many newsletters. So much to keep up with. But guess what? I only send out a newsletter once a week. And if you‘re feeling curious, peruse the Creator Class archive. You might find something that resonates with you! It’s a great way to stay current with what I’m publishing, and newsletter recipients always get some extra insight just for them. So what are you waiting for? Let’s roll!
#25: i can’t do it :(
The ability to do anything creative and meaningful is predicated on the emotional stamina and willpower to be physically able to do it. And sometimes…we just don’t have it.
#24: Exercising the “Just Do It” Muscle
Building things, crafting things, producing things, publishing things—that is how you learn as an artist.
#23: You Haven’t Yet Seen Your Best Days
The narrative you keep telling yourself about how your glory days are behind you and you’ve already peaked and it’s all downhill from here…well, it’s sheer nonsense.
#22: 🤨 The (Tech Bro) Kids Are Not All Right
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting pretty sick of feeling like a ping-pong ball bouncing back and forth from one increasingly-crappy web service to another.
#21: ⌚️📦 New Adventures in Timeboxing and Feeling Sane
If I want to accomplish all that I wish to this year, and feel genuinely productive without loosing my marbles in the process, it's time to timebox.
#20: 🙋♀️ People Want to Help You (just don't make them regret it!)
The whole creative community is so much better when people are looking out for each other and being generous to one another.
#19: The Rise of Nebula, Elon-gate, and Rebuilding Social
Follow up on my 2019 social media predictions and compare with how current events are playing out!
#18: 👉 OYOC (Own Your Own Content) 👈
If you don't own your own content, somebody else owns you.
#17: 🎶 The Dream is Always the Same…
Kicking off a blogging endeavor I've wanted to try for quite some time.
#16: 🌐 Second Look at Web 1.0?
Own Your Own Content (OYOC). It’s the web I love.
#15: How to Change Up Your Workflow for Renewed Motivation
Discover ways to reduce the overwhelm, to streamline, to make content creation feel more like fun and less like work.
#14: 🎥 Vlogging Again! 🚈 And I've Moved! 🎙 An update after two months…
Whoa, what's this? Fresh Fusion is BACK?! Yup.
#13: Celebrating 10 Years of Blogging 🤯
For creative endeavors with the most "bang for your buck," writing can't be beat.
#12: Finding Your Place as an Indie Creator in 2022
I’m done putting serious effort into creating content for walled gardens. Everything I publish from here on out will start on my own properties and then get syndicated elsewhere.
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