You’re only going to be as good as the stuff you surround yourself with.

Austin Kleon, a self-described “writer who draws,” emphasizes the importance of your surroundings in regards to creativity:
There’s an economic theory out there that if you take the incomes of your five closest friends and average them, the resulting number will be pretty close to your own income.

I think the same thing is true of idea incomes. You’re only going to be as good as the stuff you surround yourself with.
Hat tip to WordPress Daily Post.

I love it that Kleon draws with words. His site is well worth a visit.

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A 1960’s El Camino car, yellow naturally, holds 6 people. This blog was viewed about 550 times in 2014. If it were a yellow car, it would take about 90 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


I am on the second page of Google for Yellow El Camino.
If I put the name in quotation marks, I get the first hit, on the first page.

Is it important, probably not. But it does make me smile 🙂

I hope you are having a lovely Xmas, and thank you again for reading – and for getting me to the top of Google!

Happy New Year