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My simple process explained

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Photo by Chris Ralston on Unsplash

Things just work better when they’re simple. Don’t they?

Complicated systems and overwhelming processes are excuses waiting to happen. They’re just too danged hard to follow, and too much of a pain in the neck to keep up with. The better process is a simple one with as little friction as possible.

My process comes down to essentially three core elements: Idea generation, a loose outline, and the one-two punch of starting one new article and finishing another from a day or so before.

When I do these things, I keep a rolling collection of work. Often I have several options for what to focus on next and what needs doing. …


Poetry

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The pumpkins are rising from their patch
pushing with roots for hands
rising monster-like on this Hallow’s Eve
tired of other hands carving their crooked faces

if you’re foolish enough to stop and listen
you might hear their vines grow tight
as they turn them into tentacles
pulling themselves free

There’s a slowness to the growing sound
like time trapped in a graveyard
the pumpkins are rising from the patch
carving their own faces on orange flesh

They breathe in the thinning of the veil
pumpkins rising from the patch
crooked grins freshly carved
All Hallow’s Eve and the pumpkins are rising


Think like a scientist

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After a year of blogging, I have finally written something that grew wings and learned how to fly.

I knocked one out of the park. Ok, it’s not as big as what some people might consider viral, but it’s earned me a lot of attention in a short period of time. And it’s helped me cross some milestones I had off my list.

$49.87 won’t change my life, but it has definitely opened my eyes to what’s possible.

3 Steps to Better Blogging: Keep It Simple to Make Something Powerful, has earned just shy of 50 bucks and has been seen a little over 2,200 times. What’s most important is how often it has been highlighted by readers, and how many people responded to it. …

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