My third pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in 2019 (so far!), featuring: Laurie Ruettimann; Rich Roll; Jeff Gordinier; Richard Herring; Tony Slattery; Joey Diaz; Andrew Schulz; RuPaul; Michelle Visage; Nile Rodgers; Leonard Maltin; Jessie Maltin; and Fred Willard.
Change never stops. Change is a challenge. Change always gives you a choice. This is as true as ever in today’s “post-shame, post-truth” world.
As 2018 draws to a close, here are the top five posts from MJCarty.com in its first (less than) half-year of existence.
If a tree falls in a forest and no-one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?* Is the true Zen wisdom of blogging to be found not in whether it speaks to an audience, but in the purity of writing itself? Moby has been there and done that. In a fascinating chinwag […]
Centennially speaking, it is my delight to report to you, gentle reader, that this wee blog of mine has somehow reached its 100th post (aka #blog100, as literally no-one else will ever dub it). This post contains words of thanks and words on change… and it ain’t over ‘til Obama drops the mic. The dear […]
Where is your mind? Does it sometimes feel like you are distracted at all times? When was the last time your mind felt truly at rest? I love the recently-departed TV show Mad Men. I sincerely hope you do, too. If you’ve not yet seen even a moment of it, I sincerely envy your having […]
Are you ready for your close-up? What’s stopping you from saying what you want to say? I believe that we live in the greatest time in history for communications, for self expression, for saying what we want and need to say. The evolution, shrinkage and increased affordability of technology means that the tools for communication […]
What’s the best medium for self-expression for you? If you’re of the blogging persuasion, what do you think makes for compelling, authentic writing? I had a highly enjoyable Twitter chat on these topics with US blogger and outstanding gent Christopher De Mers recently. Christopher has written a post entitled Selfies, which identifies four key qualities […]
The blog is a blank sheet of paper. On which the blogger is free to write whatever they please. You can make up your own mind as to what makes for good or bad blogging. I’ve come across three fine blog posts over recent weeks, each of which expresses very neatly what you can get […]
Very wise words here from Mervyn Dinnen: “[I]t is the blogger who is most likely to be able to articulate the brand for the reader that you want to engage.” True. Here’s Mervyn’s post: http://mervyndinnen.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/the-end-of-the-press-release-and-corporate-website/