“Bourdain’s choices are, more than anything, determined by his ‘no assholes’ rule of doing business. ‘Who’s in my life? Who do I have to answer emails from? Who do I have to spend the few remaining hours of my life with?’”—How Anthony Bourdain Could Save CNN, The Hollywood Reporter
Our four favorite ways for getting more followers on Instagram and Tumblr:
1. Post great content.
First, you need to post content people actually want to see. Instagram and Tumblr are all about the visual aesthetic, so embrace it.
2. Time your posts appropriately.
The most successful Instagram and Tumblr accounts post at least once a day, and typically not more than five times a day. If you’re looking for the best time to post to these platforms, post outside traditional US business hours.
3. Find and follow interesting people.
Try searching on a hashtag related to a topic you’re interested in, and follow people posting content you like. If fans are talking about your or your brand, give them a follow back and engage with them - they’ll appreciate it. Basically, if you follow new people, many of them will follow you back.
4. Use (hash)tags.
Hashtags increase content discoverability, so use them in your posts. Adding a hashtag is the single best way we’ve found to get content in front of new audiences.
Happy 4th of July! I hope you enjoy a cold one with your BBQ today! I personally like a good Hell or High Watermelon by 21st Amendment Brewery. Not too sweet and not too fruity, its one of the more natural tasting watermelon beers out there. It will always be one of my go to beers on a hot summer day.
“To not make fun of something is, we believe, itself a form of bullying. When a humorist makes the conscious decision to exclude a group from derision, isn’t he or she implying that the members of that group are not capable of self-reflection? Or don’t possess the mental faculties to recognize the nuances of satire? A group that’s excluded never gets the opportunity to join in the greater human conversation.”—Make Fun of Everything by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele - Time
“True Detective is the most compelling series currently on television, one that boasts an almost embarrassing array of riches: a mesmerizing performance by current Hollywood It Man Matthew McConaughey; an only marginally less notable turn by co-star Woody Harrelson; an intricate structure and hyper-literate dialogue by writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto; big-screen-worthy direction by Cary Joji Fukunaga; and an anthology format that has the potential to help change the way high-end television is produced.”—True Detective: The Best Show on TV
“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.
If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.