The new app trap

6 ways to avoid falling behind when a new app comes your way

New app comes out. Boom. Want it. No, NEED it. Gotta have it. Price? Doesn’t matter. How have I ever lived without this?

New apps are constantly being released. It can be overwhelming to track what’s out there. Whether it’s for your smart phone or computer, there’s always something new and updated with improvements and features to make our lives supposedly better. So, I wonder: do you ever feel your current setup isn’t good enough?

This happens to me ALL THE TIME. And it’s my own fault. I purposefully stay up-to-date with new stuff. I peruse the App Store every week for anything trending or noteworthy. I want the best tools and don’t want to fall behind the pack.

Is a clean desk REQUIRED for creative productivity? [Podcast Episode 12]

Am I the only one who loves a nice, clean, organized desk? There's something about having your paper, pens, and other supplies ready to go—neatly arranged and clutter free. But is this REQUIRED for someone professionally creating content?

In episode 12 of my podcast “All About Content,” I discuss your desk space and how to keep it clean and organized so you can eventually make a mess:

Should content creators binge-watch? HECK YES. Here’s why…

How “strategic binging” can help you do better creative work

Everyone with an internet connection is familiar with binge-watching. However, it’s usually associated with inefficiency and laziness. But what if binge-watching was a creative productivity tool?

As someone always looking to improve my creative output, I search for ways to DO better work. I think binge-watching is an excellent “utility” for any writer, podcaster, or video personality, if planned and executed properly.