Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through. — Ira Glass
HuffPo wins the award for most crass article on Amy Winehouse's demise: "Amy Winehouse's Untimely Death Is a Wake Up Call for Small Business Owners" -
Dear Tricia Fox: Don’t use a person’s death to offer up small-business-friendly advice like this: “But whether you are a pop star, a plumber or a business consultant, the same rules still apply: you are the product. And if that’s the case, you are going to need to take really good care for yourself if you want your business to succeed.” It’s crass SEO-hoarding. BAD HuffPo.
hahaha oh wow, i actually know this girl. she comes to the hair salon i used to work at.
Tumblr just broke into the Top 100!
Please welcome our new Director of Scaling and Sysops.
Watching the community grow so quickly over the past few months has been humbling and inspiring. It’s also presented huge new scaling challenges that have quickly become a full-time job.
So we’re psyched to be welcoming Andrew Terng to the team to make sure Tumblr is fast and stable while we get everyone in the world blogging. Andrew just moved back to NYC from California where he had been scaling Delicious at Yahoo for the past two years. Welcome, Andrew!
This is an amazing opportunity you guys have given us and we’re working hard to make sure your experience here only gets better. :)
Still enjoying jokes about my work…
Another entry for our Fan-Art contest. This time from Shirobear with cute chibi versions of some of our guys.
Last days to get your fan-art in for our fan-art contest. Also the last days to get in your “color-a-cock” entries too :3. All entries must be submitted before Midnight PST on Saturday the 9th.
More info HERE
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Talking to the Moon
Tryin’ to get to You
In hopes you’re on
the other side
Talking to me too
Or am I a fool
who sits alone
Talking to the moon
Talking to the Moon | Bruno Mars