“I dropped all the toxic people in my life. Block. Delete. So simple. I unfollowed all the news and political pages on Twitter and Facebook. Life is so much better being a little selfish and putting my needs first. You can’t pour from an empty cup. As bitchy and heartless as I may sound, I’m actually able to love and care for those who actually care about me better after getting rid of the draining relationships.” — Naoko P.
You’ll probably expect a big and loud “NOOO” from me. I have to disappoint you. LANDR is good.
BOOM, there I dropped it: it’s good.
You get reasonable results for an unbeatable price. Fast, easy, very affordable. There are few good reasons not to use LANDR. But decisive, for example: it’s only good, not more, just good.
There is no human experienced audio engineer who brings his many years of experience and his sense of music and musicality into play. Nobody tells you if and how you can improve your mix, so that eventually the master gets better. Special requests are not considered by LANDR, corrections — of any kind — do not exist. You can not talk to anyone about the process and that’s why you do not learn anything, there is no feedback or commentary.
I claim that a master of LANDR will never sound as good as any of mine or my colleagues in the same category of our business. But…
If you do not have high standards but just want a “good” sounding song then LANDR is for you. You only pay a fraction and get decent results that you do not have to be ashamed of.
I say all of this with a healthy dose of self-confidence because I know I’m better. But I do not need to bash services like LANDR either because I can acknowledge that they do a good job for what it is. Nothing more, nothing less. Also, I’m not religious about anything but always open for new technology and new ways of doing things.
It all depends on you and your needs. There are just things you cannot replace with an algorithm. I’m very much into all things A.I. and automation, but I also think I know where its limitations are.
Today I want to share something with you, which works very well (for me!) for some time now. I’ve done a lot of research on this and I think I’m now able to put the best possible results together here for you.
I’m talking about the best times to post on social media. That sounds a bit general, and it is, so please, just take this as a guideline, but not as a 100 percent truth. Depending on what content you share it may work differently for you, and there are certainly many other factors that relativize my results.
I suggest that you always consult your own experiences and your gut feeling before you follow my (or anyone else’s) advice, especially when it comes to something as complicated as the one being talked about here.
However, here are my suggestions (all times in 24h format):
- Any day
- Between 13:00 an 15:00, 20:00
- Go here: Followerwonk
- Fill in your Twitter name, click “Do it”
- Scroll a bit down to “Most active hours for users [your_twitter_name] follows”
- Check the results, or even add those to a Buffer schedule automatically!
- Mondays, Thursdays
- Between 8:00 and 9:00, 17:00
- Weekdays only
- Between 9:00 and 13:00
You can really skip weekends entirely.
- All week, although weekends, especially Sundays, are stronger
- Between 17:00 and 1:00 (next day)
Tumblr folks are active at nights!
- Weekdays only
- Between 7:00 and 8:00, 12:00, between 17:00 and 18:00
That’s it. Make sure to leave at least 15 minutes between posts. Happy posting! 🙂
The speech in its entirety is worth this post, but what struck me like lightning was the final sentence, a quote by Carrie Fisher:
“Take your broken heart, make it into art.”
I have the feeling that everything was quite okay on Earth until people invented imaginary beings like Gods and prophets, rules and books to follow, that no real being or individual up in the sky or wherever has really set up.
Posted from the road.
… if you ask me.
Nicholas Opiyo grew up avoiding Uganda’s brutal rebels and witnessing injustice inflicted by the government. “I saw terrible things happen to my family, and I said no.”
I could totally live there:
Designer Robin Falck obviously loves a challenge. He decided he wanted to build a cabin for his personal getaways, but wanted to do it alone. Then he decided to bypass the need for a building permit by building a cabin under 9 square meters. In just two weeks time Robin was able to build this incredible cabin, minus the door and window which had not arrived yet.
Humans have 2 eyes on one horizontal line for a reason. Most humans.