Why I, an Independent Blogger, Love CoSchedule

Why I, an Independent Blogger, Love CoSchedule

Heads up: In the words of the Mega-Reverend John Oliver, I’m not getting paid to say this. I’m just a fan.

Many of my readers and Instagram followers have been asking me about how to do things like set up successful blogs and accounts lately.

As you may or may not know, blogs and social media are things that I do both on my own time and at my full-time job. Which means that I usually spend a lot of time coming up with systems that can make my life as easy as possible.

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A Year Later: What I Learned from Losing My Job

A Year Later: What I Learned from Losing My Job

Last Monday, I walked into work with a messy topknot, a big baggy sweater, and a pair of heels.

Ordinarily, that would just seem like a very normal (and very millennial) thing to do. But for some reason, I couldn’t shake the feeling that it reminded me of someone.

It wasn’t until I sauntered out to the bathroom in the middle of the day, absentmindedly practising my posture, that I figured it out.

It reminded me of the supervisor who fired me. Continue reading “A Year Later: What I Learned from Losing My Job”

How Geeks Inherited the Earth

How Geeks Inherited the Earth

Have you ever opened up a book, read the first few pages, and silently had the revelation that you had just read about your own life?

This past weekend, I read a book that did exactly that. It was magical.

Usually, when I get absorbed in a book like that, it’s some sort of fantastical adventure where the protagonist has a personality or worldview similar to my own. This time, though, I went a little out of my comfort zone with a social sciences book called I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture by A. D. Jameson. Continue reading “How Geeks Inherited the Earth”

Why I Didn’t Love the Necromancer’s Season Set

Why I Didn’t Love the Necromancer’s Season Set

You may recall that not too long ago, I discovered that necromancers are a thing in Diablo 3. I was also surprised at how powerful the character was, even before Blizzard announced that it was releasing a buff.

In that same post, I had mentioned how dearly I was hoping for a good set reward for the necromancer in Season 11.

Alas, it was not meant to be. Continue reading “Why I Didn’t Love the Necromancer’s Season Set”

Entering the World of Final Fantasy

Entering the World of Final Fantasy

I have a confession to make.

I am embarrassingly unaware of most video games out there. Rather than any kind of falsified indifference toward games, I like to chalk this up to the fact that my family’s first console was a Wii. We missed all previous consoles, and to be entirely honest, all following consoles too.

I never really saw it as missing out, because I had no idea what I was missing. Continue reading “Entering the World of Final Fantasy”