As the 2020 election cycle ramps up, voters can expect a flurry of targeted advertisements fueled by big data on their doorsteps, inboxes and social media feeds. While microtargeting based on demographic information is not a new trend in campaign strategy, campaigns traditionally relied on analyzing voter behavior within broader categories such as age or gender before big data was easily accessible.
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With summer break fast approaching, graphic design students like me are trying to figure out productive ways to spend their time. Work for money? Work for experience? Summer classes?
I’ve spent the past few months doing everything I can to
find an internship this summer. Finding a company that isn’t an MLM and will
actually pay good money for your design work is tough. Luckily, graphic design
is a field that’s in demand, so there are a lot of good options out there.
The other option for getting design experience during the summer
break is freelance work, but that comes with its own slew of issues. There’s
nothing worse than beginning to work with a client and getting excited for a
project just for them to look at you with a face like the Surprised Pikachu Meme
when you start to discuss cost.
With two weeks left in the semester, here’s hoping we figure
something out soon!
Throughout my writing life, I’ve tried–and often failed–to maintain a balanced attitude towards my writing. Tried to read the work I’ve produced with enough detachment to make judgments about what needs doing (or perhaps it’s more apt to say “make assessments”) without getting hung up about the worth of the work.
So often in the classes I teach, I have to talk students down off the judgment ledge. “This stinks.” “This is awful.” “I hate it.” “I’m going to tear it up because it’s no good.”
I know what it’s like to have those feelings. But when I do–and when my students do–I remind them that their thoughts are just thoughts, their feelings are just feelings, and that they don’t necessarily have any truth functional value. That is, just because we say “This stinks” doesn’t mean that it does. And just because we feel “I hate it” doesn’t mean that the work in process isn’t good enough for the stage it’s at or doesn’t have the potential to become a fine work of art.
I tell my students, “Our job is to write the work, to finish the work to the best of our ability. It’s a critic’s job to evaluate the work.”
This is why I don’t do group critiquing in my classes. Because I want my students to think only in terms of their own work; I don’t want them to have to mull over several (twelve, fifteen) written judgments of how well other people think their work in progress is coming along. We each have to find our own particular, and sometimes idiosyncratic and peculiar voice, and this takes time, time best spent without listening to others’ opinions which can derail us. As I tell my students, what would a critiquing session sound like with William Faulkner sitting next to Ernest Hemingway sitting next to Virginia Woolf. Can you imagine it? “Your sentences are too long.” “Your sentences are too short.” “Why are you telling the story from so many points of view? Stick to just one!”
The problem with all this is that it’s judging a work way before a work is completed, way before the writer has found her/his voice for the work or even learned what the work is about. Many of us write really incomplete, semi-incoherent narratives while we’re in process, and we don’t figure things out until very late in the writing process. In my own work, what the work looks like two or three months before I finish often is very different from the work I complete. That’s because it takes me that long to figure out how I want to tell the narrative. And once I learn that, I work quickly.
I’ve seen many a writer–myself included–stopped dead in their tracks when someone offers criticism too soon. Or at all. My particular point of view is that we should wrestle with our work until we’re satisfied that we’re finished with it for now. When we believe that there is nothing left for us to do. Notice I don’t say we should wrestle with the work until it’s good. Just until we believe it’s finished for now, and working for the time being.
It’s important for me to maintain a certain equanimity while I write to get a book to the finish line. And there are a few behaviors I’ve adopted that help me.
1. I don’t say “My work,” I say “The work”. “The ending of the work needs some refining: maybe I need a concluding scene.” Compare this with “The ending of my chapter doesn’t work: maybe I need a concluding scene.” I learned to do this a long time ago. I read a wonderful meditation book for people with chronic illness that suggested it was better for us to say, “The arm is in a great deal of pain today” than to say “My arm is in a great deal of pain today” or to say “Anxiety is present today” rather than to say “I’m very anxious today. The first allows us some distance, some detachment that automatically makes us feel better (at least that’s true for me).
Similarly, when we say “the work” rather than “my work” we take a step back from our attachment to the work, allowing ourselves to assess what needs to be done, not judge the work.
2. Never judge our work’s merits. Just think about what needs to be done next, one small step at a time. Judging will prevent us from doing the work that needs doing. Think, instead, of the work that needs to be done: this will make us feel more powerful. It will give us an action plan. “The beginning of the work needs some tightening, I think; I’ll try it and see what happens” rather than “I hate the beginning of my chapter; I don’t know what to do.”
3. Keep our work to ourselves until we think it’s ready. Don’t hand our work around and ask other people what we should do, not unless we’ve wrestled with it work for a very long time and we’re truly stumped.
And a word about asking another writer to read our work. . . .
We must respect the fact that the reader is giving up time to do their own work to read our. Years ago, I spent a long time reading the manuscript of a friend’s memoir. She gave me guideline questions to answer as I’d asked. When I finished, I called to talk to her, whereupon the writer said that she’d changed everything already and that we didn’t need to talk. Hours of my time wasted. That was the last time I read her work.
Lois McMaster Bujold’s delightful series of novellas featuring Penric and his demon Desdemona continues with “The Orphans of Raspay” where Penric becomes hopelessly caught up in the sad situation of two orphan girls. If you haven’t read the previous novellas, go check them out, starting with “Penric’s Demon” (EBR review), where you’ll get my opinion on the Audible reader as well as the low-down on what it means to be a sorcerer with one’s own demon.
As seems to always be the case with the Bastard, the god and “master of all disasters out of season”, Penric thinks he has one job but finds himself unexpectedly on assignment to another. When his ship is boarded by pirates, he must use his wits to avoid them detecting his sorcerous side. He ends up with a group of potential slaves or those for ransom when he meets two young girls who were on their way to find their father. Their mother has died and seems that she has made a bargain with the Bastard to watch over her children after her death–and he has sent Penric (unbeknownst to him) to make good.
Penric solves this dilemma the only way he can: with cleverness, Desdemona’s magic, and a little (or a lot) of chaos. Desdemona is a chaos demon, after all, it wouldn’t be as fun without a little craziness. The relationship between Desdemona and Penric has only deepened. It feels like they really know, understand, and appreciate each other. I enjoy their relationship and interactions, and Bujold really makes them fun and sweet. But Penric makes a new relationship with the girls and discovers a paternal side he didn’t know he had. First, he must convince the girls that he wants to help, but they’re clever girls and haven’t survived this far by being silly. Bujold portrays the girls realistically and their interaction with Penric feel genuine.
There isn’t a whole lot of worldbuilding this time around compared to the other stories, although we do get to see a pirate town in action. There isn’t much new to the magic, either. Here, “The Orphans of Raspay” is more about relationships and Penric’s evolution as a representative of the Bastard. And he wears it well.
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Today on Reddit, someone posted a before and after picture of the picture of the Ohio State University’s quad. After planting the grass, students would walk across the field to get where they wanted instead of on the sidewalks around it. A more recent picture shows an overhead view of the quad today, and what was once dirt “desire paths” are now actual concrete sidewalks.
George Mason, on the other hand, treats these desire paths
like the plague. They’re tucked in all across campus, and rather than pave over
them and turn them into sidewalks, they’re blocked with barricades, ropes, and
trees. However, that doesn’t fix the problem, people simply walk around.
There’s a subreddit entirely dedicated to these desire paths,
and I’ve seen GMU’s campus posted multiple times. The comments section is
always shocked that the university would rather have patches of dirt and be
stubborn about the paths they want people to use instead of fixing the problem
and paving over it.
We blog for a million different reasons, but in the end, we’re all storytellers. Creative Writing Challenges are here to help you push your writing boundaries and explore new ideas, subjects, and writing styles.
To participate, tag your post with DPchallenge and include a link to this post, to generate a pingback and help others find the challenges. Please make sure your post has been specifically written in response to this challenge. We might just highlight some of our favorites on Freshly Pressed on Friday, and in our quarterly newsletter.
Dr. Who. Quantum Leap. The Time Tunnel. Why does every generation create its own dorky version of time travel? (No, of course we haven’t forgotten Harry Potter’s beloved Time-Turner!) It’s no accident, of course. Our imaginations simply compensate for something we can’t change: time is irreversible.
Until this week’s writing challenge, that is.
We’re giving you a free ticket to the period and place of your choice: where do you go? Do you stay where you are, or venture somewhere far away? Do you go all the way back to prehistoric times, or relive a fun moment you just had last year?
For me, I’ve come up with different answers to these questions over the years. I sometimes think I’d pick France in 1789 (hello, Revolution!) or Peru in 1525, just before the fall of the Inca Empire. Other times I keep it closer to home, imagining a trip to 19th-century Poland or Palestine, to say hello to some ancestors I never got to meet (grandfather paradox, shmaradox).
Right this second I’d go with three days ago, the last time I got a good night’s sleep. Thanks, parenthood.
In your posts, feel free to make this challenge your own, and write in whatever style, format, or genre you wish — including ones that evoke the time you’re traveling to (do provide a translation if you go with Egyptian hieroglyphs, please). Do you need a few more ideas to get you started? Well, you could:
- Be an invisible observer in a major event from the past. Or an active participant — whichever you prefer.
- Write a dialog between you and a person from the past (or a past you, if you wish).
- Use historical or fictional characters to craft an alternative history.
- Let bygones be bygones, and just travel into the future — just don’t forget to come back to tell us how it was.
I can’t wait to see where your (time) travels take you.
Sorry for another potentially simple question. I’ve successfully managed to upgrade to EE 5.3.2, and everything seems to be working 99% correctly. Only two issues needed to be corrected. The first was that I needed to update the directory of emoticons/emojis in my settings. The second, however, seems to be that the image upload modal in my Create New Entry page will not work.
This is what I’m getting when I click on the icon to upload an image into any text field where images are permitted/intended.
Unfortunately, it’s not the most clear error, which is one of the reasons I don’t know how to search for info on it. I have no clue if this is related to the empty modal or not, but it seems like something I should look into. The specific error in Chrome’s console is:
I wish I had a more clear question to ask. If anyone can help me out, please do. Thanks!
La información que se le proporciona a las personas es pieza clave para el éxito del sitio web de un abogado, especialmente porque por medio de la creación de un buen material de contenido será posible posicionar su página dentro de los primeros resultados de búsqueda en Google. Además, el contenido forma parte estratégica de la experiencia del cliente, por lo que al momento de desarrollar la información que se encontrará dentro de la plataforma, será necesario saber lo que es el contenido de calidad y cómo debe de ser.
¿Qué es el contenido de calidad?
El contenido de calidad y de valor es aquel que no sólo ofrece textos y textos de información, sino que también cumple un propósito particular, el de generar interés en el público. Por lo tanto, para que el contenido creado tenga éxito y se considere de calidad y de valor para las personas, debe ser suficientemente atractivo para el público al que se dirige el abogado. No se trata de únicamente de que el abogado lo considere útil, sino que debe ser adecuado para ese público; de lo contrario, los usuarios simplemente no volverán al sitio web. Por lo que, al momento de efectuar este paso, el abogado deberá entender que será necesario, en muchas ocasiones, no comunicarse por medio de términos que sólo los profesionales o conocedores en el tema saben.
Crear contenido de calidad y valor
Enfocarse principalmente en el público objetivo del abogado
El principal objetivo de este contenido es que sea del agrado e interés del público objetivo, por lo que es necesario que, al momento de que se esté creando la información, el abogado siempre piense en el sector al que se está dirigiendo. Además, cada uno de estos contenidos debe aportar algo a interesados y a los propios clientes, y este puede ser el punto de interés por el que los usuarios opten por los servicios del abogado.
Comunicarse por medio de experiencias
Aunque la información puede ser excelente, muchas veces, después de consumir el contenido, puede haber dudas sobre algo, por lo que el abogado debe ofrecer experiencias reales de clientes para que las personas puedan situarse en el contexto del ejemplo. De esta manera, causará más impacto que sólo un par de cartas o imágenes. Es por eso que los ejemplos reales no deben ser dejados de lado.
Tener certificados reales
Para que el abogado pueda tener mayor éxito y los interesados estén más firmes en tomar su decisión de contratar los servicios, dentro del sitio debe existir un apartado en donde se habla de la experiencia, certificados, o de algún taller de litigación oral que tomó.
La información escrita es necesaria, pero frecuentemente las imágenes o los vídeos pueden transmitir mejor el mensaje que se quiere dar, por lo que es vital que dentro del contenido haya elementos audiovisuales que llamen la atención de la gente. Al involucrar el contenido audiovisual, no sólo se reforzará la información escrita, sino que también se permitirá que la audiencia tenga una mejor noción de lo que el dentista está explicando.
El contenido del sitio web es de suma importancia, por lo que los abogados deben tomarse el tiempo necesario para crear un contenido de calidad y valor que atraiga a más personas a su sitio web, de modo que se conviertan en clientes.
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