The Blogosphere Can Thrive

One of my favorite blogs is Study Hacks by Cal Newport. After reading his latest post, “On Blogs in the Social Media Age,” I was sparked. He makes an interesting distinction between the blogosphere and social media today. The Blogosphere Survives Newport’s blog post title itself is noteworthy. Blogs do still exist in the social media age! They are alive and well despite social media’s … Continue reading The Blogosphere Can Thrive

Refreshing The Blog Theme

Not too long ago I simplified my blog to look and function as easily as possible. My design goals were: to make sure I could blog regularly without any friction and to allow visitors a good reading experience. You know, distraction free, easy on the eyes, that sort of thing. But I ended up feeling it was a bit too minimal and bland. I wanted … Continue reading Refreshing The Blog Theme

Geeking Out On Words

I’m kind of into words. Understanding definitions is something I sort of geek out on sometimes. Almost every day, I use a dictionary and thesaurus app. My brain really likes to know the nuances of meaning between similar terms such as productivity and creativity. Context can give clues, but I still like to resort to a dictionary. Here’s a question I have, “Is blogging creative … Continue reading Geeking Out On Words

Celebrating The Blog

The Jason Journals blog survived its first year, so now it’s time to review the past, preview the future, and do an overview of blogging in between. Why did I start this blog and why keep it going? Because…blogging! I published my first post on March 31, 2017. And a few months later, my blog went silent due to “life happening”—anxiety. I got back to … Continue reading Celebrating The Blog