The Best and the Worst

The best blogs or vlogs or art of any kind are an act of generosity. They offer a point of view, insight, encouragement, something interesting or even something beautiful. The worst try to sell you something: "And that's how the Dalai Lama approaches conflict. And speaking of conflict, how often have you seen people conflicted [...]

By |2018-09-09T07:48:03-04:00September 9th, 2018|Art, Blog, Business, Creativity, Humor, Marketing|Comments Off on The Best and the Worst

You’re Doing It Wrong

For those of you not familiar with Wordpress, there are these things called Plugins. Plugins are little programs that do specific tasks, like creating a contact form or preventing spam comments. I once used a Plugin that "helped" me write blogs. There were all sorts of rules: at least 300 words, the text of the [...]

By |2018-08-14T06:26:42-04:00August 14th, 2018|Blog, Creativity, Stories|Comments Off on You’re Doing It Wrong

The Three E’s

My goal of The Property Prophet blog is threefold. I wish to: Edify. To instruct, uplift. Encourage. To inspire, promote, foster. Entertain. To hold attention agreeably, divert, amuse. I have not and will not "sell" anything. The Property Prophet is my gift to anyone who wishes to accept it. I have no idea where this [...]

By |2018-08-02T07:36:40-04:00August 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Three E’s

You Can’t Force It

In his book, Willpower Doesn't Work, Benjamin Hardy argues that creating environment, not the will to succeed, is the way to create new and positive habits. Let's say that you want to write every day, which is, not coincidentally, a goal of mine. In the past I tried to force myself to write. I left [...]

By |2018-07-19T08:01:08-04:00July 19th, 2018|Art, Blog, Change, Creativity, Future, Habit, Personal Development, Planning, Success, The Human Condition|Comments Off on You Can’t Force It

Making Art

As an English major in college I did a lot of writing, but I found it difficult to sit in a room, alone, and write. The blank page was just too much. I found that the ideas flowed better when I found a comfortable seat in a busy public place. I needed the stimulation. If [...]

By |2018-07-18T09:28:37-04:00July 18th, 2018|Art, Blog, Books, Creativity, Personal Development|Comments Off on Making Art

Don’t Kill Yourself

Journaling, and its outgoing cousin, blogging, is one of the most helpful therapeutic devices available to the average person. I am a big fan. I use an online journal called Penzu because it works on all of my devices and I can even dictate on it when I am in the car. Plus it has [...]

By |2018-05-19T08:32:50-04:00May 19th, 2018|Blog, Creativity, Habit, Personal Development|Comments Off on Don’t Kill Yourself

It’s Like Magic

When I regularly post blogs, the traffic on my website goes up. Dramatically. Calls for proposals also go up. Dramatically. The complexity and challenge of the work also goes up. Dramatically. Did the calls come from the same people that came to my website? I don't think so. A desire to encourage, inform or entertain [...]

By |2017-12-12T08:56:38-04:00December 12th, 2017|Art, Blog, Business, Change, Communication, Creativity, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media, Success|Comments Off on It’s Like Magic

tl;dr

There are some fine blogs out there, well written, thoughtful and authoritative. Too bad nobody reads them. They are just too long. I realize that Twitter's 140 characters may be too few to make a fine point, but holy smoke, 500 words? Every day? Here's a hint: if you write something so long that the reader has [...]

By |2017-08-12T15:32:18-04:00August 3rd, 2017|Art, Blog, Communication, Creativity, Humor, Tactics|Comments Off on tl;dr

Creative?

Apropos of my post on modern marketing, I saw the strangest thing yesterday. A billboard on U.S. Route 1  in Lawrence Township. Advertising an Advertising and Marketing company. A billboard is relatively expensive and it is designed to market to a large audience, so it is most helpful if your customers are well, everybody. Big [...]

By |2017-07-28T11:05:47-04:00July 28th, 2017|Art, Blog, Business, Marketing, Service, Social Media, Tactics, Trust, Value|Comments Off on Creative?