Before I delve into the roundup of posts from the past month, I wanted to let you know that I’ll be doing a lightning talk at Ignite After Hours on November 14th. There’s a whole roundup of amazing speakers for this R-rated event, who’ll be presenting five-minute talks on everything from medical marijuana to sex trafficking to BDSM in mainstream media. I’ll be speaking on sexy photos in the age of surveillance, so if you’re in the Phoenix area and can manage to snag tickets in time, please come check it out.
I also wanted to thank everyone who reached out via email and on social media to offer support in the aftermath of Sam’s death. Rather than fixating on what we could have done differently, I’ve been trying my hardest to find strength in my memories. Your support and warm thoughts mean the world to me.
Without further ado, here are my posts from this past month.
Health & Fitness
- Do I Look Fat in this Gi? Why Women Quit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Performance Menu, $5.99) It’s not what you think! I explained some of the problems that come up again and again in the gym that often lead to people–especially women–calling it quits.
- Energy Drinks: Meet Your Matcha (Made Man) This ancient drink is suddenly trendy again! Here’s a closer look.
- The 22 Best Health and Fitness Apps of the Year (Men’s Journal) A fun roundup for real or aspiring gym rats who also happen to be app junkies! This has a wide selection for multiple goals and sports.
- Why This Op-ed by BP in Politico Turned Out Terribly For Both Companies (The Content Strategist) Failure to disclose, for one. This post is about ethics in journalism.
- 10 Tech Trends That Will Change Content Creation (The Content Strategist) A recap of Amy Webb’s great talk at the Online News Association conference.
- How Will Wearable Tech and Augmented Reality Change Content Creation? (The Content Strategist) I spoke with Robert Hernandez about emerging tech and journalism.
- What Happens When You Write Your Own Journalism Code of Ethics (The Freelancer) Some info on ONA’s d.i.y. ethics code project.
- This Social Media Tool Can Help You Quantify Your Work for Leverage in Rate Negotiations (The Freelancer) MuckRack has a cool tool to help you see how many people shared your link.
- How LinkedIn Can Help You Find Sources and Break Stories (The Freelancer) Another post to come out of the ONA conference–with some really good strategies.
- The Copyblogger Editorial Team’s 10 Must-Have Tools To Ensure a Smooth Workday (Copyblogger) I got to talk about how much I love Draft one more time, but there’s some other tools on here, too.
Social Media Marketing
- 8 Ways to Wake Up Non-Responders (VerticalResponse)
- Hello Ello: What You Need to Know About This New Social Networking Site (VerticalResponse)
- Avoid These 5 SEO Faux Pas (VerticalResponse)
- Beating the Odds: UFC 179 (Sherdog) Each UFC PPV, I take a look at which underdog fighters scored upsets, and how.
Expect more posts about privacy and encryption next month, and maybe even a revival of the Elephant in the Room podcast. I’m also putting the finishing touches on an e-book about how to be a little bit safer online, so keep your eyes open!