It took a harmless looking email from Twitter to remind me of how long Cuban Nomad has been in existence. When I opened the mail there was a lovely looking cake (which you can see on the right) and a big blue exclamation, “Happy Twitterversary!”
“You just turned 5,” it continued. Five years. Wow.
I started this blog and Twitter at the same time, hoping one would compliment the other. When you first start out there are so many expectations and goals; I’ll write all the time, I’ll build a readership, writing here might open doors somewhere else. As time passes reality wears down your hopes, leaving you with the achievable and the actual.
Perhaps it’s the RPG nerd in me, but I tend to understand things better when I can see them in a numerical fashion. Relationships reveal themselves as do trends. This post is to help me analyze and commemorate the work I’ve put into Cuban Nomad and take stock of things while figuring out my next steps.
One of my favorite forms of procrastination is scouring the internet for nuggets of writing wisdom, all under the guise of research. Yes, I should be writing, but occasionally I stumble upon something that makes the time wasted worthwhile. An article, video snippet, or audio clip catches my eye and increases my storytelling knowledge one iota more.
In this article I’m sharing two such nuggets of wisdom. One is an old clip I saw years ago, but which really resonated with me this time around. The other is from a recent Conversation series held by BAM. Both are after the break.