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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. …


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…


Loneliness or reality of life — poem

Girl Carrying a Basket (1882) by Winslow Homer. Original from The National Gallery of Art

What is more lonely
Feeling alone in a crowd
Or in someone’s arm

What is more lonely
Taking yourself to the doctor
Or not having someone to ask how you’re doing

Is it lonely only during winter nights or
Every night when they text someone
With you in the same…


It’s perhaps the BEST thing that happened to small creators

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As creators, it’s our responsibility, to be honest with our readers.

A couple of months back, I wrote an article talking about how NFTs aren’t a good idea for small creators, which at that time made sense. …


Harnessing our consciousness in the hustle world

Deer from Momoyogusa–Flowers of a Hundred Generations (1909) by Kamisaka Sekka

I have been pondering a lot about work lately.

Every one of us is running behind goals, one after another.

Most of us are busy finding another job that pays more, getting another degree, and another course—getting a new project before finishing the current one.

We’re all running in the…


No, it has nothing to do with your content or the algorithm

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If given a chance, most people would want to rent an Airbnb in Bali or Antarctica.

If I had written this article 5 years back, most people would probably want to find a stable job. But times have changed. This is the time of creators.

This is the renaissance of…


Stop over analyzing

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But why am I feeling this way?

Why would this happen to me?

Why now is NOT the right time?

When is he gonna come?

Does any of it ring a bell?
If you’re an overthinker like me, I am sure you must have come across any of these or…


And why I’ll never stop talking about them

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Some of the best books I have found are through recommendations. It’s either my bookworm friends or through podcasts of people I admire recommending a book that ends up on my shelf.

Although I refrain from pushing people to read books I have loved, but there are certain books that…


Not sure if my former self would become a creator after reading this

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Fifty million people around the globe call themselves creators.

There are courses and almost every second article on my Medium feed telling me how to succeed as a creator.

Creator economy has become as sexy as Bitcoin was in 2011.

I have been a creator way before I understood the…


When you date a writer.

Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash

“Will you write about me?”

He asked a week before we said our final goodbye.

I had no answer.

As a writer, you don’t know if you’ll be writing about an incident in the future. …

Shreya Badonia

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