It's been a busy year of building communities: for CMX, SF Community Managers, startup clients, Scribd, and in my own personal life. Here are 30 concrete things I've taken away from 2014.
I overhauled the format of my blog this weekend. I kept the style the same but threw out most of the sidebar features. In the interest of transparency and authenticity, I thought I'd explain why.
One of the goals that I had wanted to set for myself this year was to get something published. At the last minute, I scratched it off the list. I thought I was just setting myself up for failure by creating a goal so unattainable. It's hard enough to get stuff published if you're an … Continue reading Goal 24: Get Something Published
When I was at UCLA, I held a position on the editorial board for the university literary magazine. Rather inconsequential, you would think. Except for the fact that James Franco went to my university as an undergrad and insisted on having his voice heard (or read, I guess) in print. James was not a stranger … Continue reading On Why James Franco Needs to Stop Talking So Damn Much and Stop Writing Altogether
When poetry hits the right notes, it reverberates with something in the marrow of your bones and your spinal chord and it shakes you and wakes you up -- sometimes with a jolt, sometimes with a quiet kiss on the shoulder, sometimes with tears in your eyes with thoughts of days gone by. It is … Continue reading Number 316