Is it wrong to call Caitlyn Jenner courageous?

If the mere idea of Caitlyn Jenner being Caitlyn Jenner makes you uncomfortable, fair enough. If you have no understanding or empathy for the difficulties a transgendered person has to face every single day, that’s your privilege.

But in that case, just own up to your bigotry, okay? Don’t drag our country’s proud servicemen down to your level with false dichotomies.

Why I Love Getting Trolled on Facebook

As a writer, of course I want people to read my stuff. And the way Facebook’s newsfeed algorithms work, the more likes and shares and comments a piece of content gets, the more it will get pushed to the top of people’s news feeds. When I post a link to an article, and the post ends up getting 100+ comments, Facebook considers that a high level of engagement, and more people will end up seeing the link. It doesn’t matter if half those comments are written by a small group of people who are vehement in their dislike of the article. When it comes to social media and virality, any activity is good activity.

Scheduling Creativity

This blog post, titled “How to Find Your Hidden Creative Genius,” really resonated with me. Four years of tireless blogging helped me land my dream job at WordPress.com. But ironically, now I find myself having way less time to write, whether on my blogs or freelancing for various random sites.

How Difficult Should It Be to Read Your Blog?

An interesting discussion came up with my colleagues at WordPress.com: How accessible should your blog posts be? Specifically, should you make your posts fully visible via email subscriptions and news readers? Or should you use excerpts and the “Read More” tag, so that people have to click to your blog to read the full post? People…