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I know that came out of nowhere but since we're all in lockdown, things pounce on us for no reason all the time. So, we better get used to this, anyway, right?
I've just updated my website with a new article, Becoming Awesome at Copywriting: Differentiating Digital Content Writing from Copywriting while listening to this, At The Beginning by Richard Marx and Donna Lewis on Lite.my.
No, I am not an exceptional copywriter or content writer.
Despite the years of writing under me, I dare not say I am anything exceptional because the goal posts keep moving.
I stand by my mantra of 'The day you think you know everything is the day you'll learn that everything was BS."
I've also gotten quite a number of questions on both Quora and Linkedin about how to get a business online, so I published this article: Here’s How to Get into eCommerce and Sell Products Online.
And while I was creating a video for a corporate Youtube channel, I chanced upon this article on how Youtube has changed. There's a whole bunch of challenges we need to look out for when we're trying to get on the video streaming mega site.
It's just something to read when you have nothing to do, really. They're long reads so, click only when you have time.
I also found this article about management styles absolutely enlightening.
"Tough love is how you build trust the fastest. When you're hard on someone but they really hear you, that's when you build trust over time. They're going to react emotionally. All you can do is react empathetically. Don't try to prevent or control someone's feelings." - Kim ScottThe article contains advice I wish someone could have conveyed to some managers out there. Being coy and an asshole are not listed as a positive traits of a manager. I don't like being treated as a second-class citizen (it's funny that I am in this country - lol) and I don't like treating people as one either. I just don't think that's how managers should roll. And I don't think promoting a culture based on promotion and raise in salary is a healthy one.
You do you.
I was also reading this article about the rise of TikTok after Vine faded off into oblivion and how it has empowered youngsters in the Cyber sphere.
These days, you don't need a degree in animation or be professionally-trained in video editing to be a TikTok star. It's astonishing how these youngsters are creating stories with an app on their smartphones without premium software like Premium Pro (or any other software of similar capabilities).
I've never been comfortable about being on video - there's something far more intimidating than posting a picture or short video of yourself on Instagram. In fact, I am still climbing the Great Wall of Youtube. In fact, even Youtube has come up with their own Online Studio to help people create and edit their own videos.
And then I found an article, deep in the depths of my archive, about how Gwyneth Paltrow pissed off her kid by posting her daughter, Apple's, picture on Instagram and got royally told off in the comment section.
Anyway, here's one to you. We don't even know a weekday from a weekend, anymore, so, I can't even say #Friyay in earnest. And the weekend is now just another day. The only difference is whether we cook at home or eat out.
I've been cooking loads now (it saves us a lot of money) but I give myself a break once in a while. And this often means the Saturdays and Sundays marked on my smartphone calendar.
Stay well, happy, and healthy, everyone,