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Blog Profile / LifeDev

Filed Under:Lifestyle / Productivity
Posts on Regator:152
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Archived Since:July 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive


Contentment: finding joy in what you already have.

The Kick In the Pants

A good kick in the pants from a trusted friend can do wonders.


I have been given some great opportunities over the past six years. First there’s this blog, which has (somehow) grown steadily over the years, despite my best efforts to abandon it. There’s LifeRemix, a network I co-founded in 2007 that has grown incredibly without any real work on my part and which I’ve sorely neglected. [...]

6 to 30

One man's journey to finishing a decade of goals... in 6 months.

What’s Next

What's next for LifeDev, and other projects that I've been working on.

Grass Stains on My Knees

I've found a metric that tells me I've had a good, full day: a dirty bathtub.

Doing it Every Day

It's not in my nature to stick to a habit. Here's how I did.

Uncertainty and the Day the Music (Nearly) Died

What Jonathan Fields taught me about uncertainty, and how it was killing my biggest project yet.

The 90% Prep Work

It's easy to romanticize the end product, but often we overlook the 90% of prep work that goes into actually creating something.

Social Proof

There are many ways to show social proof. However none of them are important if...

Do I Contradict Myself?

As LifeDev turns 5, I explain why I constantly contradict myself.

How I Earned My Ph.D in Disaster Recovery over 7 Years

It took seven years and multiple failures before I learned how to mitigate disaster.

Feeling Scattered? You Might Be Feeling the Pressure to Publish

I've noticed that I'm constantly looking for ways to create different places. Here's a strategy I use to focus and work on what matters.

What, No Ads?

Why I don't serve ads on LifeDev any more.

When Remakes Attack

The "remake" method is a fantastic way to take over a tired industry.

Rules That Can Get You Killed

If you’re a runner, you know that there are certain unwritten rules that you use when running on roads. Never run on the side of the road where you can’t see the cars or the cars can’t see you. Sure, there are variations to this rule, but the biggest issue with running on roads with [...]

The World’s Best Boss is Standing in the Mirror

Oftentimes we let our bosses dictate when and how we'll work. It's your turn to dictate when and how you'll crank those widgets!

Personalization Matters: Lessons Building a Strong Network

Oftentimes personalization can make a big difference. It did for me when starting a popular blog network...

The World’s Shortest (and Probably Most Controversial) Guide to SEO

SEO is a misunderstood, loaded term. Here's the quickest way to climbing the rankings, without selling your sell.

Babies and Baby Companies

Baby companies and baby businesses have more in common than you might think...

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