I’ve been trying to figure out how to use Medium to broaden my reach in recent months. Medium with it’s massive readership, seems to offer an advantages to growing an audience that my blog alone does not. For example, it appears to reward consistent writing with prominence for writers in tagged content. So far though, I think it’s worth it, especially if you are the creative type.
Writer’s block is a self-created anxiety. It resides within the psychological structures of the mind and has no physical reality independent of that. Therefore, writer’s block is within our mental capacity to overcome, just as it was within our capacity to create. The fundamental cause of writer’s block is that the problem seems so real.
So there I am, sitting quietly at the bar with my mate Tony, a fresh pint of Guinness sitting in front of me, anticipation for my first swallow building. The boozer is pretty much empty apart from a French couple and a scattering of Monday night locals. A nice few quiet pints and some light conversation is just what I’m after, but the peace and quiet is about to be broken.
So I mentioned On Page SEO above, so let’s talk about that. I don’t expect to rank for this article in Google because there’s far too much competition from well established sites that specialise in SEO. But I’ll do the basic on page SEO because it’s good practice and I’ve conditioned myself to do it.
There’s a unique beauty in old things don’t you think? That quality that seems to be inherent in the thing you just can’t put your finger on. Old has character that’s been built up over time. It’s the scrapes and the dents, it’s the wear and tear of use and of service. This character just can’t be replicated through short-cuts no matter how clever we try to be.
Guinness doesn’t travel well at all. That’s just the fact of the matter and there are multiple reasons for it which I’ll share with you in a bit. But first let me tell you why this became something I wanted to write about, and why it matters to creative people. I’m in Donegal this week with my family, and the other day we were driving from Letterkenny to Narin in the pissing rain.
It’s my view that the more small scale producers and manufacturers of things who are operating in the locality, then the stronger our society and economy. Diversity is good. It allows people choice and helps communities grow and become self-sustaining. But alas that not how we do things.
Rhythm and momentum are everywhere and in everything. As conscious human beings we can harness and use this rhythm and momentum to our favour and benefit or not, we have a choice. But many of us don’t consciously exercise that choice, and then when unfavourable results show up we blame our genetics or our environment or the government.