Each week I share three things I like – It could be a book, a movie, a podcast, an album, a photo, an article, a restaurant, a food item, a beverage, or anything else I simply enjoy and think you might too. You can find a whole pile of things, especially books, I like and recommend HERE.
Every week I sit down at my desk, open up my laptop, and record The Happy Rant with Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin. This is the mic I use. For the money and ease of use it is a fantastic mic for podcasting or other sorts of audio recordings. It can be multi or mono directional depending on the needs (area recording, multiple voices, one person, etc.). There are definitely nicer microphones in the world, but as a value this is the best I’ve found. (TIP: If you want even more basic USB mic at an even more affordable price the Blue Snowball is solid starter option.)
Oh good, another social media (sort of) app for you to post screeds, memes, and selfies on. Nope, not this one. This one is for posting book reviews, discovering new books to read, setting goals for reading, and keeping track of what you’ve read. You can follow authors, participate in giveaways, and even get book deals sent to your inbox if you’re into that sort of thing. I find Goodreads mostly useful for my own reading goals and reviews, but I occasionally am able to discover a new book or author to read too. If you’re looking to be more intentional about reading this is a handy app.
S.O.B. by Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Sometimes the middle of a week is just a drag. This song is the anti-drag (with slightly NSFW language). If you feel like doing a little digging go find a video of one of their live performances of this song. It’s just pure, unadulterated fun.