Hello all. Once in a while, I like to mention a few sites that stick out in my mind. Hopefully these sites that I mention will continue going, as a few of the sites I have mentioned before are no longer around or updated, but I don’t think that will be the case with any of these here. I like pointing out certain sites, because the writers behind them either are bringing in loads of energy and effort, or have a recurring message or theme that they are presenting, or are great people for our society to applaud. After that I will link to the podcast I made last week, which includes me talking about a lot of site-writers that I read from. After that I will include an embedded personal development writers map that I made, if you had not seen it through a link from me elsewhere.
A Boundless World
A Boundless World is the home of Bud Hennekes. This person is a positive reinforcer and a big thinker. He recently created a collaborative item called Reality Switch with Glen Allsopp from PluginID. Looking at a few of his recent posts, I can see what I like about them. His recent one about getting angry to cause change is appealing to me because I had thought of similar material at times. I think that is a common theme in these sites that I like, in that we have similar thoughts, and I don’t always put my thoughts down, so it is good to see them in print, and also from a different perspective. There is also material that was not in my thoughts, which supplements what I might have in mind. Bud is positive, and he passes it on to others.
David Turnbull at DavidTurnbull.com has certainly gotten the ball rolling with his recent writings. He is on a consistent schedule, has it planned long in advance, and packs a punch in each post. Along with describing what to do and not do, he talks about what programs or services he uses, so you are in line with his functional experience. He discusses life hacking, and gives you new material because it comes from him. This might sound obvious, but there’s some items he has said that I haven’t seen said in that way elsewhere. This is a good feature. He keeps some things simple, and can make multiple points in a post without it bothering you as the reader. Keep a look out for his multi-faceted articles on Mondays and Thursdays for now.
The aptly named Human Explosion is run by Steven Zhao, and this site has a lot you won’t see elsewhere. The skills Steven brings to the table are substantial, as he can take a concept and express it in words, through comics, and through designed methods. The color all over the site is aesthetically pleasing, and the seemingly simple comics always send a quiet punchline message. He recently did a couple of interview posts with 8 other writers, and the amount of detail he put into the imagery, along with the layout and setup, is larger than you think at first look. This is quality material that is not common. The use of colors and design items makes you think about using colors in ways you hadn’t before.
Aside from that, I had recorded a video that I was going to post, but have now converted it to audio. It is about 25 minutes long, and in it, I talk about many sites and authors, and the locations they are from.[audio:podcast2.mp3]
Personal Development Writers Map
This following interactive map, which I made and hosted on Platial.com, shows where many personal development writers are located: