Our words and actions are the beginning of everything. This post is inspired by Jim Collins’ podcast conversation with Tim Ferriss, and by the words of my friends Kate Griffiths-Lambeth and Neil Morrison.
What’s the best way to go about turning ideas into reality? This post looks at creativity, communication and inspiration, drawing on wise words from Susan Cain, Tim Ferriss and Brix Smith-Start.
As 2018 draws to a close, here are the top five posts from MJCarty.com in its first (less than) half-year of existence.
Remember, remember, the fifth of November… A very short post to mark five years since my entry into the world of blogging, and to thank you, gentle reader, for taking the time to read my words.
Welcome to MJCarty.com! This here website is the new home for my blogulent musings. I’ll be publishing all my new blog posts here henceforth. It also works as the new home for all my previous blog posts.
Why do you write? How do you write? This post looks at the why and the how of writing. My friends Heather Bussing, Mic Wright and Neil Morrison – each of whom writes both regularly and well – have kindly contributed a few words on their own experiences as writers. I also share some choice […]
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 […]
What can you do that takes you to the heart of simplicity? We can all of us cut through it all, and achieve simplicity through focus. Bizarrely – to me at least – both Muhammad Ali and Garry Shandling found focus via boxing, of all things. “Boxing is all publicity,” said the dear-departed Muhammad Ali […]
Twitter offers connection across all boundaries and beauty in brevity. So will the rumoured extension of tweet lengths spoil Twitter’s ‘thing’? And just what is Twitter’s ‘thing’ anyway? Are you ready for the era of the tall tweet? Coming this year, the rumoured increase in tweet lengths from 140 characters to perhaps as many as […]
Do you remember a time before the tweet, before the text, even before fingers gave way to thumbs, when writing was all about the flow or the scratch of pen on paper? In this day and age, you can write fast. Or you can write slow. Neither way to write is better than the other. […]