Building blisters: six weeks of personal training

Building blisters: six weeks of personal training

After years of neglecting my fitness, I decided to take a bit of a dive by getting a trainer. Here’s some stuff I learned about building a gym habit.

Q&A: “When should I start my Patreon?”

Q&A: “When should I start my Patreon?”

Patreon can be a great tool to build your community, but there are inherent risks in starting too early, or without planning.

The Nintendo Switch and the fallacy of sunk costs

The Nintendo Switch and the fallacy of sunk costs

I bought a Nintendo Switch, and was worried that it’d just be another dust magnet on my shelf. What makes us invest in games we may not like?

The night of the bench: learning from 2016

The night of the bench: learning from 2016

I like New Year’s resolutions post mostly because I’m big on reflecting. A friend noted that I’m big on anniversaries; my birthday (July 1) and New Year’s Day (January 1) fall exactly six months away from each other, so I find they’re good times to look back, plan and learn.

This year was weird.

On self-worth and identity while creating

On self-worth and identity while creating

Today I want to talk to you about identity — well, that’s a pretty broad topic, so maybe just your identity when when you create.

For years, I basically thought that the only way to success was to both be fully invested in your craft, and also have the talent to make yourself stand out. This became an all-consuming thing, and I forgot to take into account something pretty basic: being human.