When Londoner Rachel Bracken started posting travel photos of her naked derrière onto Instagram in July 2016, it was only meant to be a bit of cheeky fun. But within a year, her Cheeky Exploits Instagram account had collected over 200,000 followers. The account is now bearing down on 300,000.Read More Cheeky Exploits bares all on Instagram
Zoë Keating is a cellist and composer whose music has appeared in tv shows like Breaking Bad and the Sherlock Holmes drama Elementary. She’s released several albums and EPs of her original music, and has recorded with artists such as Amanda Palmer.
All of this Keating does with a “100% DIY” approach.Read More 100% DIY: interview with cellist Zoë Keating
If you’re thinking of creating a podcast, or want to know how to improve your existing podcast, you’ll need to spend a bit of money and a chunk of time setting yourself up for success. The good news: there’s no shortage of free or inexpensive professional-level tools and services to help you.Read More Tools to start a podcast
One of my favorite podcasts is Literature and History, launched nearly three years ago by a literature PhD from California named Doug Metzger. As the name suggests, the show is a history of literature – starting from the Tower of Babel origin myth and continuing on through Ancient Greece and much more. Each episode features textual readings, analysis, historical context, and Metzger’s endearingly goofy brand of humor.Read More The grand sweep of Doug Metzger’s Literature and History podcast
What are the main options these days for aspiring pro bloggers? I’ve collected five of them for this post. I only personally like a couple of these tools, but it’s useful to know what’s out there – along with their pros and cons.Read More 5 CMS tools for indie bloggers
Ernie Smith runs a twice-a-week email newsletter called Tedium. Each edition of the newsletter takes a deep dive into what Smith calls “the dull side of the internet.” The topics tend to be eccentric, but surprisingly fascinating.Read More Tedium’s Ernie Smith: don’t rely on platforms