All My Writing for 2015 So Far
It’s been a busy first half 2015. In case you don’t follow me everywhere (twitter is best for articles), I wanted to put together a quick roundup of all the writing I’ve done so far.
Amor Fati: Learning To Love And Accept Everything That Happens
If You Do This, You’re A Monster
Here’s Your Productivity Hack: Go The F*ck To Sleep
Shut Up When They’re Talking To You: Always Say Less Than Necessary
I Just Turned 28: Here’s What I’ve Learned In Another Year
Tell Me Who You Spend Time With, And I Will Tell You Who You Are
Anything Can Have Meaning If It Changes You For The Better
Things This Dropout Actually Learned In College
How To Learn The Art Of Speed Reading
24 Fiction Books That Can Change Your Life
9 Short Quotes That Changed My Life And Why
30 Things People (You) Need To Stop Doing Right Now
3 Questions You Need To Answer Before You’ll Have The Life You Want
This Is What Email Overload Looks Like
Man Drowning In Email Before Honeymoon Pens Epic Autoresponse
Three Positive Habits To Practice Every Single Day
24 Things That Only Writers Know (From Writers)
5 Documentaries You HAVE To Watch
33 Ways To Be An Insanely Productive, Happy Balanced Person
5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From My Pet Goats
How To Be A Public Speaker — Or, The Art Of The Keynote Address
NEW YORK OBSERVER
Is Gawker Destroying Itself From The Inside? Let’s Hope So.
I’m a Millennial and I Don’t Understand My Peers—Not Even a Little Bit
Why Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between The World and Me’ Is Not the Masterpiece We Hoped For
I’ll Miss Working With reddit’s Victoria Taylor
An Interview With the 16-Year-Old Media Manipulator Who Deceived The New York Times
Exclusive Interview: Meet Maddox, Owner of the Internet’s ‘Best Page in the Universe’
How Much Do I Love T-Mobile? You Don’t Want to Know
Here’s the Real Solution to Millennial Angst
Meet the Journalist Who Fooled Millions About Chocolate and Weight Loss
EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Facebook Prank That Gamed Reddit And Reached 1M Pageviews
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Digital Darth Vader’ Charles C. Johnson On Manipulating Politics and Media
5 Subreddits That Will Make Your Life Better
7 People Who Overcame Huge Obstacles to Become Famous
The Surprising Value of Negative Thinking
Journalism’s Biggest Problem Is Not What You’d Expect—And It’s Entirely Fixable
Things Heavy Metal Taught Me About Life
The 7 Strategies That Helped Me Write 3 Books in 3 Years
The Shame of Our Public Shamings
An Annotated Interview: The Superficiality Behind Viral Nova
A Guide to Stoicism, From One of NYC’s Greatest Stoics
The Perfect Spouse Is the Best Life Hack No One Told You About
The Hypocritical Degradation of Brian Williams
EXCLUSIVE: How This Left-Wing Activist Manipulates the Media to Spread His Message
I Discovered a Billion-Dollar Business, and All I Got Was This Free Self-Help Book
EXCLUSIVE: How This Man Got the Media to Fall for ShipYourEnemiesGlitter Stunt
Intentional Insanity: The Occupational Hazard of Writing Online for a Living
ART OF MANLINESS
36 Books Every Young and Wildly Ambitious Man Should Read
How to Get More People to Actually See Your Work
Marginalia, the Anti-Library, and Other Ways to Master the Lost Art of Reading
‘The Canvas Strategy’ is the fastest way to become indispensable at work
THE NEXT WEB
The single worst marketing decision you can make
VOICE AND EXIT
Funny I’d been meaning to tweet you and ask something similar.
Your writing has grown by leaps and bounds, with some caveats.
The Gawker piece is probably your best to date. I didn’t recognize your usual “voice” which is a good thing because I’ve been reading you for years and can usually identify your pieces. I was brought to the article from REDEF and hadn’t caught the byline but then I actively sought it after reading and that’s when I realized you wrote it.
That said, it’s distressing to see you structure these articles like everybody else. You will lose yourself if you continue with these bite-sized-magic-bullet-solutions-to-all-problems-leading-up-to-your-next-book. Best you check back here now and then so we can keep you in check, because you did swear you would never become “one of those people.”
As a cautionary tale, take a look at the first years of Ben Casnocha’s blog and then compare to what his blog has turned into now. There used to be raw edges around Ben’s posts, it was messy, it was personal, it was expansive. Then he wrote a book with Reid Hoffman and got a column and the self-censorship began. I’ve stopped reading his blog because every post is now about positioning and signaling and I can tell he’s not writing who he is because he knows many “important people” are reading. Everything needs to seem consequential, everything needs to have a sheen.
Look at the last two years here and compare it with the year you had in 2007. Your last appearance in my Delicious bookmarks is a post from 2011. It’s been eons since you set our minds ablaze.
The is the way to kick things of in reading a well deserving content like this. Thanks for sharing. I also happen to check some cool looking jackets at Angeljackets. You should check it out too.. Regards Paul Anderson
In your ‘I Just Turned 28’ article, you say “It’s not on you to fix these people or to convince them of anything. Make the facts available, make it clear what the expectations are. But it can’t keep you up at night.”
What are you talking about there, managing difficult staff?
Hey.. great post dear!!