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We know it by now. Great writing is not enough in today’s online world. With a mindblowing 7.5 million blog posts published each day, it’s basically impossible to be discovered through great writing only. That leaves us writers with three other options to get views.
I will focus on the third option here.
Breaking gender roles in stereotypical relationship settings sounds easy. But it’s not. Not for all of us. Without realizing it, we can fall back into outdated societal paradigms.
Let me give you a personal example. When I was young and in a fresh relationship, I felt my manliness threatened by the thought of not being handy enough. My parents are both teachers, they’ve never been handy themselves. Therefore, I didn’t learn much of anything in that regard during my childhood.
My girlfriend back in the day came from a very handy family. Her father knew everything, it seemed. So, what…
German poet and novelist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once wrote:
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
I don’t know if or how Goethe correlated peace and happiness, but in my estimation home is both. A place to find peace and happiness. In recent times, the home has — due to the pandemic — become much more than our place to live. It’s become the workplace, a homeschooling spot for our children, or a virtual party station.
The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting. — Dave Barry
Dave Barry is right. Communication is the most essential function the internet brought to the world with its inception in 1969. What started with email programs, has morphed into a plethora of applications, platforms, and services for all kinds of online messaging and communication.
On this list, you’ll find the most used communication services by monthly active users — be it text messaging, audio and video calls, or group chats. The oldest messaging service on this list…
I hate math. But I love numbers.
The list of social media networks is huge. From text to photo, from video to audio, every aspect of online communication is covered. To not get lost within this net of social media services, it’s important to remind ourselves that we don’t have to be on every social media platform available to us. Pick and choose wisely!
With that in mind, here’s a list of the most popular social media networks by monthly active users in 2021 worldwide. Only two countries are represented in this list. The oldest network launched in 2003 while…
Spring has just ended. And with it, the season of cleaning. But it’s not too late for a good spring cleaning routine. We feel the desire to free ourselves from everything unnecessary, redundant, dispensable, and superfluous. From bad purchases, cramped cabinets, and dusty decoration. It’s not just the physical things though. Spring and summer with their warm days and flourishing nature invite our minds to recharge, to improve.
Leo Tolstoy wrote in “Anna Karenina”:
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
Now is the time to get things done. To be more productive. To try something new. …