Lately, writing has been feeling more like a chore than a creative process. And this week has been one where I’m more interested in reading about writing better than actually writing. As a result, I’ve been in the mood to visit my favorite resources for inspiration. This is the best remedy I know when I feel like I’m about to get a really bad case of writer’s block. Here’s a…

Procrastination – the enemy of productivity. You have something important to get done. You keep putting it off. You wait until the last minute. You tell yourself you’re going to do it…tomorrow. Sound familiar? It sure does to me. We’re all guilty of procrastinating, and as many as 20 percent of us may be chronic procrastinators. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably also spent a lot of time exploring ways you can…

4 Unique Ways to Use RSS Feeds

If you’re reading this, most of you are probably familiar with the idea of using RSS feeds for keeping up with the latest updates from your favorite news sources or blogs. Sure, it makes reading articles more convenient and productive, but what you might not know is there are other types of content you can get from your feeds. With that in mind, I’ve pulled together a short list of RSS-powered content…

Detox your digital life and start the year off right! For many of us, the new year means new resolutions. And if you’re like me, your list probably includes some form of “get organized”. And decluttering isn’t only for your closet! If you spend a lot of time doing work online or writing – there’s a good chance that your laptop and other devices could use a major overhaul by the time the end of…

We all understand the importance of sharing content. But where do you find a constant stream of read-worthy content? It’s a fair question. I follow hundreds of blogs and social media accounts daily, and honestly, keeping up with all that content is hard work. I have to manage my time and keep my content sources organized to avoid getting overloaded. Although an RSS reader is an incredibly useful tool to help me accomplish both of…

How much did you read yesterday? If you’re anything like me, you probably read news articles, blog posts, commentary, reports, and maybe squeezed in a few chapters of a book. In addition to the reading we do for work, the typical social media user consumes nearly 300 pieces of content daily. According to Forbes, if you were to read 20 articles a day, 25 pages of a magazine, one book a month, and…

3 Tips to Help You Learn to Relax

We all know how important breaks are for decreasing stress and improving our overall focus, but what if you can’t relax? Earlier this year, I wrote about how meditation can improve your writing and was keen to try it out for myself. I thought it would be a great way to not only boost my creativity, but as an added plus, I’d also learn how to clear my mind and take a break.…

Nowadays, everywhere you turn there’s an expert. Sure, there’s a coolness factor to saying you’re awesome at something, but it’s not enough to declare your expertise. You need to demonstrate it. Experts don’t assume they know everything there is to know because they’re smart enough to recognize that content and ideas are constantly changing. In our opinion, an expert is someone who’s not only knowledgeable about their industry, but also someone who shares that…

I’m guessing a lot of you have pretty busy schedules, just like me. My schedule and to-do list are constantly changing, and it’s important for me to know exactly what’s on my plate to make sure I stay on track. One thing you can do that has helped me is plan your week in advance. I’ve found that when I have a solid strategy heading into the week, I make better use of…

Let’s be honest. Social media activity can get a little messy. You’re posting links, answering questions, and trying to keep up with the latest changes to Facebook and Twitter (and all the other platforms out there). And with a growing list of different accounts, staying on top of your posting schedule and trying to engage with everyone can become a huge drain on time without a solid organization system in place.…