How to learn something you’ve been struggling with

If there is something you want to learn, instead of trying the brain-dead method taught in schools where you try to read a textbook and take tests, find something you want to do that requires that topic.  This has been a useful heuristic for me.  By doing a project I learn what I want in a deeper way.  The natural next step is to answer the question what project do you want to do instead of what do you want to learn.  Then go do those projects and learn new things.

You don’t want to learn something for that thing anyway, you want to learn because that learning gives you new power to do things.  I find that it is just best to do things and learn what you need along the way.

Go forth and hack something, it’s good for you.

Three easy ways to get more readers for your blog

  • Shamelessly plug this blog (it will give you good luck)
  • Look directly into the sun
  • Cry, make list, post, do more crying

In all seriousness the primary reason people are looking at anything on the internet is to get off, but after they cleanup the mess they just made they are here for simple entertainment.  This is not because they don’t have better things to do but because they don’t want to do those things.  Of course there are the posts about how to do stuff and those do help people who are looking to do stuff and get clicks from those people.  Though how many of those are there really?  It is probably worth someone’s time to care about them but if you just want readers who are happy that you exist on the internet you should entertain.  Here is my advice on how to do this:

  • Short funny posts (no one wants to read, that feels like work)
  • Stupid titles that promise something you desire (like more readers on your blog)
  • Subtle adds

This post is a good example of a shameless plug as it is designed to get you to look at my blog.  I’m not really sure the people I want to communicate with is other sad saps like myself who are writing blogs instead of doing something useful.  Yet here I am, and I do relate to you, so I write to you.  Just to be nice I’m going to give you something fun to do after reading this:

Best Car Mod EVER – McM

I find these guys hilarious and you will to.  What are you doing looking at my blog, go watch their video and loose yourself to some hilarious antics about modifying cars.