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5 Steps I follow to manage to create content on multiple platforms with my 9–6

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I work as a junior marketing designer for a software development company. It’s a full-time job that requires me to put in 8–10 hours every day, depending on the nature of the project.

It’s a remote job, so I save a significant time not getting stuck in Bangalore traffic or getting ready. Besides that, I am a content creator and regularly publish on Medium, LinkedIn, and my email newsletter.

My consistency in my side hustles totally depends on how judiciously I use my time. …


How Beeple can teach us not to rush in our creative pursuits and how overnight success stories never are what they seem

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The first time I heard about NFTs (Non-fungible tokens), I thought it was another bubble, and people will forget about it in a day or two.

But I was wrong.

When I fully understood its concept and how it helped artists monetize their art, I was hooked. A few days later, I heard the news about how an artist managed to sell his art for $69 million.

Many weren’t happy about the fact and called it insane. The artist that sold that painting was Michael Winkelman (known professionally as Beeple), and the painting was “Everydays — The First 5000 Days.”


What’s worth more — time or money?

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I have been fascinated by the concept of time.

If we dig a tad deeper, we’ll know that almost everything in life is about time. We work hard to achieve our dreams to get to a time where we feel accomplished; we wait for holidays to spend time with our loved ones. In fact, our life is the time we are here or

Life = Time we are alive

Before I had this realization, I spent my time like I was going to live for a thousand years. I was saying yes to everything and everyone; I was always available…


let's dig more profound because it's not what you think

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If you open any Medium-related group on Facebook, you will find tons of writers bashing the platform complaining about their dying views. The entitlement that goes with such posts is beyond my understanding.

As creators, we need to understand two things that will make our lives much more manageable.

The first one is to know that the platform owes you nothing.

It's a regular business trying to become profitable by using your creativity. In return, you get paid for resourcefulness as per the revenue model. They have all rights to change the algorithm or shut the platform if they like.


Designed by the author

Being the Lebron James of your craft, i.e., to be the best at what you do, requires 10–20 years of training and hard work. With an ever-changing society, it doesn’t even guarantee success.

Another way to become valuable is to combine two or more skills to build a Skill Stack or Talent Stack.

You may not be best in one thing, but you’re above average in two or more and find an amalgamation of your interests — you can find a unique voice in a saturated industry. Specialization hampers your curiosity and stops your mind from wandering and learning. …


A complete guide by a former art director to click perfect flatlays at home with your mobile phone

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I started my professional career as a creative lead working for a clothing start-up right after college. My job was to handle the brand's design and creative requirements or what an Art Director would do.

Working in a start-up was fun, but it came with its share of perils. In an early stage of a startup, many had to wear multiple hats. Apart from designing, I was also in charge of the visual style and imagery for the brand.

Flatlays were pretty popular back then, and every brand, including our competitors, was flaunting them on their social media feeds. If…


From someone who’s read 100+ self-help books

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I respect Robin Sharma.

He knows what he’s talking about, and I can’t deny how much I have enjoyed his work. I, in fact, did a 90-minute long discussion about his first book, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.

After seeing his posts about how much thought and effort he’s putting in his 5 AM Club Book and all behind the scene of his upcoming book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

Every day he’d say he has added everything he knew about motivation, life, and success in that. He proudly promoted the book as his best…


The best technique I learned after writing 150+ articles

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I am going to be completing my first anniversary on Medium soon.

In the last 12 months, I have written over 150 articles; have learned a great deal about the platform and my writing style.

In this journey, I have read over 2K articles and gone through hundreds of pieces of writing advice from all levels of writers. However, there’s one trick that nobody talked about in those articles, but it’s the one that helped me write my best pieces.

It is powerful and robust that it has helped me write extensively with a full-time job. Today I'm going to…


A list of breezy reads for a perfect outdoor setting

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The lockdown is finally lifting from where I live.

As someone who loves nature and reading, I would have made a list of books I’d carry with me if I went out for a picnic.

I have read them already, and if given a chance, I’d save them for this imaginary picnic. I hope you enjoy this list.

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is one of the most renowned female poets in classic literature. Her words are making more difference than they ever did when she was alive. The Complete Poems Emily Dickinson is the collection of all her poems.

It includes each…


We’re friends of the platform more than people.

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“ I feel blah these days.”

“Why babe?” replied my best friend.

“I don’t know my entire life has turned upside down by this lockdown.”

I eagerly waited for her reply. Waiting for some cajoling or at least some validation.

After 3 minutes, my phone vibrated, and I received a meme from her.

I double-tap, not knowing what else to say.

I was vulnerable a second ago; how do I laugh at this meme?

She sends me another video of a stranger. I don’t know what to do about it.

I double-tap and leave the app.

Memes Over Vulnerability

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