When searching for a compliment for a co-worker. One word you might want to stay clear of is “tedious.” While you might think you are complimenting them, they might see it as an insult.

Convenience and comfort is being monetized at a rapid rate. Business realizes that you will pay for basic creature comforts. So now they are developing sophisticated models around inconvenience and an economy is growing around it. If we do not take steps now, it will dominate our future.

Publishing was not always intertwined with the idea of making money. Now it dominates its purpose. News, Information and “content” as a commodity lowers its value. So it is time to reconsider what we mean when we say the word “publish.”

If where you publish is giving you less and less, while requiring more and more, you might want to reconsider your choices. Jump ship from dying or crowded platforms and take ownership of your effort on the open web.