When I was a kid, I thought I was destined for great things. I was born on Christmas Day, exactly one year after they shot Ceausescu, the only ruler of a Communist country to ever be executed. Now, in the same spot, they’re building a shopping mall.
Maybe because I was born when I was born, I don’t really listen to what other people tell me I should do. I never did.
I don’t like authority. I don’t like to follow rules.
I am not afraid of the consequences of not doing what I am told. I am not where I’d like to be in life because I don’t like most people. I have long suspected they don’t like me back.
I am a rebel without a cause, garnering a bit of applause here and there from those who read my stories.
On the 14th of February 1990, just as the Voyager 1 probe was leaving the Solar System, some 3.7 billion miles away from Earth, Carl Sagan asked NASA to turn it around to snap a photograph of our home.
The resulting photograph showed the Earth as a pale blue dot, less than a pixel in size. A speck of dust in a seemingly infinite universe…
We’re launching a new home for the Art of Blogging, and it’s going to be beyond fantastic.
We’re talking hundreds of articles, tutorials, and video guides, we’re talking hundreds of playbooks (learn how to do everything in 10 steps or less), we’re talking live events, workshops, eBooks, and more.
That being said, we’re offering our most loyal fans the opportunity to join for life (without having to pay a monthly fee) here.
For every person who joins, the price goes up by $1, so you better hurry.
It’s back to working on the platform for me.
P.S. You can check out the beta of our new platform here. There’s still a lot of work to do, so think of it as a house with no furniture. Yet. But we’re going live with all features on November 1st.
Some five hundred years ago, a 26-year-old sculptor was given the task of turning a leftover slab of marble into a work of art. Other artists had tried to give life to the stone and had failed, but the young artist took on the contract, determined to shape the marble that others had discarded.
Early in the morning on September 13, 1501, the young artist began to work in order to extract his vision from the piece of stone. He carved and carved until he set his dream free.
Later, artist Giorgio Vasari would describe the process as, “bringing back to life of one who was dead.”