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Yet another overly caffeinated writer. Owner of Gigcraft Media, LLC.

“You’re putting yourself with the characters. It’s a comfort thing…”

Picture this: You see the world in black and white until the day you locked eyes with your soulmate. Your soulmate happens to be an Avenger and Demi Lovato’s Heart Attack is the soundtrack to the moment you lock eyes with Thor or Loki or Captain America and the world comes alive with color?

If your TikTok For You Page is like mine, you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you are on a different side of TikTok (or refuse to download the app and see what the hell…

Be Just Like Me and Buy My Dream, Limited Time Offer!

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You can watch the video essay version here:

My college experience was anything but traditional. Instead of a straight clear path from freshman year to graduation to a career, I would describe my adventures in academia as riddled with personal trauma and comedic irony.

I had originally signed on to pursue a bachelor’s in Communications before changing my major to English with a focus in Creative Writing.

And once I finally finished my English degree, I opted to apply for a second bachelor’s degree in…drumroll…Communications. …

An influencer reveals all the “secrets” to growing your Instagram.

According to Rachel Reichenbach of Rainy Lune, here is how to get the algorithm’s attention: make Reels, use every feature…

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I’ve been on my entrepreneurial/freelancer/non-traditional career journey for the better part of three years now, and I never felt comfortable landing on an hourly rate for a client. But I also felt stuck charging for my labor and time by the hour.

When I was a copywriter, I figured out early that the cost per word model was a poor representation of my work. …

Ra The Ken Dall/@RaTheKenDoll, Instagram

It’s not often I get to catch the drama on TikTok right as it unfolds.

Let me be clear: I barely know who Charli D’Amelio is, and I am very uninterested in that side of TikTok. This is not a long-winded, multi-part story or a post and ghost.

No, I’m talking about creators banding together on a singular mission to make something painfully obvious to someone: hate, small-mindedness, and bigotry aren’t fucking cool.

On Black Friday, after online window shopping for hours with nary a cart taken to checkout, I scrolled on TikTok for way too long — as one…

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There’s this habit I have that I’d love nothing more than to shake and rid myself of it forever.

I don’t know what to do with myself at night. I’ve gotten better about going to bed at an hour which resembles reasonability, but I don’t exactly know what to do to get ready for bed.

I’ll wash my face and do my skincare routine. I resent it only if I decided to wear makeup that day, but I cleanse, moisturize, pat on some rosehip or marula oil, making sure I get my neck (don’t forget the back of your neck…

The beginning of the countdown from the very first video published on November 15th, 2019

Momento Mori

By the time you read this, the channel will be dead. At the time I am writing these words, there are 5 hours and 32 minutes of life left for the YouTube channel Unus Annus.

In November of 2019, YouTubers Mark Fischbach(Markiplier) and Ethan Nester (CrankGamePlays) announced their joint channel which will arguably be the most ambitious YouTube project ever.

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Pandemic or not, I have long wanted to express a few things to parents with kids in school.

Particularly middle school parents, as my mom has been teaching middle school for the past 16 years. Before that, she also worked with elementary and high school students.

When I was in the 8th grade, way back in 2007–2008, my mom was my English teacher. Surprisingly, it was a fairly unremarkable experience. It was just mom and me throughout my childhood, so I spent every day after school in her classroom until I entered high school.

For most of my life, I…

Don’t judge whatever process works for you, especially when it doesn’t look like someone else’s — or better yet when someone tells you it’s the wrong way to do it.

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Before I get into this, I need to get something out of the way. I’ve hesitated writing about writing the same way someone wouldn’t want to write a love story because there are so many already out there.

I’ve read my fair share of Medium articles with meta-commentary on the subject of writing about writing.

I’ve seen other writers poo-poo the community of writing tips, the open letters to writers who write about writing, the critical commentary on commentary that divulges into hypocrisy.

For some writers — maybe not so much the bloggers or copywriters — there’s just no easy…

Is God the ultimate conspiracy theory?

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It’s going on 3 a.m. again. I have refreshed my YouTube feed a dozen times, and it is far too late to make a commitment and begin a new series on Hulu. I’m also not ready to queue up one of the usuals I’ve re-watched a dozen and a half times to fall asleep. I cycle through the repeat offenders: The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Friends, Scrubs, Parks and Rec.

These days, it’s required a more conscious effort to select something on Netflix or Hulu or Prime when I’ve plopped down for TV time. …

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