Let me tell you about ads. They suck. Nobody likes ads. We all use adblockers now, right? I understand that doesn’t work in apps or games yet, but I fully expect someone to figure it out in the future. But ads do make money. Flappy Bird reportedly made $50,000 a day from ads. I made … Continue reading Ads make your games trashy, so here are some alternatives:
What’s new this week? Not a whole lot. I’m taking Codecademy’s Build Websites from Scratch intensive. As soon as it’s done, I’ll be sure to write a review. If it’s good, I’ll take their other intensives, too, and review them as well. In case you missed it last week… How to Begin and Complete November … Continue reading Have you ever been camping? It’s in-tents! (this newsletter is not about camping) [2017-11-14]
View the entire post on Medium. I have 280 characters and it’s nice, but I still don’t like it. [character limit intensifies] It seems like Twitter rolled out 280 characters for everyone this week. I don’t really know or care, because I don’t really use Twitter. Except to blast posts out about my own stuff. Self … Continue reading 280 Characters is a big problem, and here’s why:
November is mostly known for Thanksgiving in the USA, Black Friday, and Movember/Novembeard, where people intentionally grow facial hair to raise awareness of prostate cancer. For writers, it’s National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. The general idea of NaNoWriMo is that you write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. That doesn’t include editing or … Continue reading How to Begin and Complete November 2017’s NaNoGenMo
I’ve been super busy so all I have for you this week is this epic 6000+ word guide on how to make money playing video games. You can read it here: https://medium.com/@garrettmickley/gaming-for-fun-… You will need a free Medium account to read it, and it’s behind a paywall of sorts BUT you can read 3 free ones … Continue reading Here’s what I wrote this week [2017-10-31]
I was just wondering, would you prefer multiple emails a week? It would be one for each time I post something new, but the email would contain the entire post and you wouldn’t have to click through to read on the website. OR Would you rather receive 1 email, weekly, as a digest of everything … Continue reading How could I make this newsletter better? [2017-10-24]
Today’s Revelation Note: this revelation was from October 16th, 2017, and not necessarily the “today” that you are in right this moment. 😉 I’ve been thinking a lot about my social media usage, not just for consumption but for sharing my creations. Marketing. What I mean is marketing. Also, I’m trying to simplify my life. … Continue reading Why I’m Going All-In On One Social Media Platform
Time for an update on what I’ve been working on! mnmlwbdsgn I have no updates for this except that I have received complaints about the Coinhive miner so I’ll be removing that in the next update. Apparently people don’t trust it, and don’t like their CPU jumping to 90%+. Medium I’ve become a Medium partner … Continue reading Society would probably be a lot better if we just listened to each other. [2017-10-17]
I have not been the most fantastic person in the world. I have definitely had my fair share of rude moments. I’ve been mean to some people before, especially online. I’m not proud of it. I am working to be a better person. I was Googling myself today (you should try Googling yourself sometime) and … Continue reading We need to STFU and listen to each other.
View the entire post on Medium. On Medium, every comment you post is counted as its own story. This used to piss me off because sometimes I would just want to say one thing in response to something someone wrote. Today I have realized that this is a waste of potential. I just went to … Continue reading You’re doing Medium comments wrong.