All Right, STOP. Collaborate and LISTEN.

If you read my last post you’ll know that I’m at a crossroads with the blog, feeling like I’m going in circles when I try to produce amazing content. It’s not for a lack of ideas — my desk is like a mad scientist’s secret lab, with me tinkering about to perfectly combine these notes, scribbles and sketches into things the world’s never seen. No, rather one can have too many ideas, and what happens when you try to tackle them all at once and not having some patience and conquering it all naturally with a well-thought plan.

These are the musings of a man crawling from under the weight of a million ideas, trying to find the one that’ll buy him the time to handle all the others.

Magazines – The Gift and the Curse

I have a magazine fetish or something. There, I said it. The first step to dealing with a problem is admitting you have one, right? Okay. Magazines are my thing. Ever since I can remember, I’ve coveted them over a good book. The glossy feel, the bright colours, the layouts… all of it just really SPEAKS to me for some reason.

Sure, that’s all fine and dandy. But over the years, it makes less and less sense to keep buying magazines using one of the following lines of thought:

  • Oh man – that seems like an interesting article! Let me get a copy so I can check it out!
  • Oh WOW. This magazine is laid out so well! I can totally take a copy of this for reference!
  • WHOA. I can SO learn from this! How to launch my own streetwear line?! SWEET!
  • Hey look! Things about my city I never knew about! WHAT A GREAT REFERENCE GUIDE!
  • Ooh! Style guide? I feel outdated! Let me check this out!

…I think you get my drift. A lot of stupid purchases for stupid reasons. Well, perhaps not completely stupid – but definitely excessive if anything. Let’s observe the stack of magazines I got from the “collection” in my room today: