Sometimes I start blog posts and don’t finish them. This happens for a variety of reasons. I may find that I don’t have enough ideas to write a full-fledged coherent post. Or I start a post, get interrupted (or distracted, let’s be honest), and never finish. There are fourteen drafts sitting in my WordPress admin area at the moment, and let’s be honest. I’m never going to finish some of them.
Without further ado, here are a few of those drafts.
Post Title: The English Language and ‘Get’
Body: …nothing. Really. Nothing. I think the original plan was to discuss how ‘get’ has so many meanings and compare that to other languages. That was a hard part about learning French. I’d ask how to say ‘get’ and my French teacher would ask which meaning I meant. Turns out there are a lot of ways we use that word. Still, I’m not sure why this post never happened.
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There’s a saying in the world of business that it’s not what you know; it’s who you know. This is especially true in the the world of small business. When you’re just getting started, knowing folks who can promote your business or give you advice or funding or any other things that a small business needs is extremely valuable. Since I follow web startups and have been trying to keep up with the local scene, hearing
This one’s another confusing one. I must have started this one while job searching, but where was I going with it? The value of getting to know people? How to annoy someone into hiring you?
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My very first blog was on a site called Diaryland.
But I’m not asking you to ditch Twitter and Facebook and Tumblr and Flickr and Instagram.
I’m just asking you to consider how much you’d miss your info if any of them shut down.
The message behind this one is pretty clear even to me. Internet services aren’t going to be around forever, and it’s a good idea in general not to rely on them, to keep your data portable in case something does shut down (or in my blogging cases, when I moved sites).
Post Title: Netflix for Books
You’re probably familiar with Netflix, the website where you pay a set fee every month in exchange for access to a large library of movies and TV shows. It was only a matter of time before someone adapted the Netflix model to other media.
There are several examples of this for music. Spotify, Grooveshark, and Rdio are the truest to the Netflix model. While you can access Spotify and Grooveshark for free, the paid plans offer things like mobile apps and unlimited access (and in Spotify’s case, ad removal).
But what about an equivalent version for books, where you pay a certain amount per month and get access to a large ebook collection?
This one I do vaguely remember. I was going to write about how sites like Oyster that claim to be Netflix for books aren’t the end of the book industry. Didn’t get very far, though.
Post Title: Let’s Talk About Spoilers
Note: This post doesn’t contain spoilers for any recently released media, but if you really want to know, spoilers for
I’m also a few hundred words into about five more drafts, so I’ll spare showing you the whole thing right now. Topics include Night of Writing Dangerously on a budget, 50k day and why I’m not doing it again, minimizing Internet annoyances, and one of my college math professors (who retired last year).
And there we have it, some of the posts I’ve never finished. Any of these you want to see?