Topic: Life

Unsolicited Advice

The rock skipped five times across the water before sinking into a small wave. Not bad, considering the water was rough. As Barrett searched for another rock to beat his new record, we discussed a new idea: what if we gave people all our advice and opinions they never asked for? I was with four of […]

Why do you want to become an Authority?

I felt confused and a little sad as I walked along the Seattle waterfront. It wasn’t the conference topics that had me confused, but instead my own emotions. I came to An Event Apart (a web design conference) in Seattle hoping to meet like minded designers. They were all around me, but I was too […]

The only app you need to become a better writer

“What app do you use for writing?” That’s a common question I get from people just starting out building a blog or writing a book. And it’s one I wish people would stop asking. It’s not a bad question all together, but it’s the wrong question. At least for the majority of people asking. These […]

2014 in review — 3 years after quitting my job

It’s that time of year again. Time to buy Christmas presents, wrap up major projects, and ask two simple questions: What went well this year? What did not go well this year? Yep, it’s time for the annual review! This will be my fourth year doing an annual review. Here are the previous years: 2013: http://nathanbarry.com/2013-review/ […]

Join me as I create & launch a product in 24 hours — Sponsored by Creative Market

***Update: The 24-hour product is live! The product I’ve been working on for the past 24 hours is live and already selling. You can buy 10 Days to Better Design here. If you haven’t been following along, you can read the full story below: *** I love creating new products. There’s a certain thrill that comes […]

Seasons

I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts recently. Now that my commute into the office is more than just down the hall from my bedroom, I spend more time in the car. That, and I moved further away from my gym. Because of podcasts I actually look forward the 20 minute drive to the […]

What happens when you break a 600+ day chain?

“Oh, you’re the guy who writes a thousand words a day!” It’s often hard to make a connection between that blog post you read months ago and the author who is standing in the same conversation circle at a conference. Once people made the connection I was often referred to as the “thousand word guy.” […]