Sah Kilic

There have always been two ingredients for every positive return in my life.

Every single thing that’s been worthwhile for me has had these two factors. My travel adventures, marketable…


Here’s why you’re about to see a lot more ads

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Rachit Tank on Unsplash

YouTube, much like Google, is a permanent fixture in our vocabulary. Everyone knows how to look up a video on the internet — you YouTube it.

The interesting part is that only a fraction of users understand the business model, content production environment, and culture on the platform. And why would the average user care, right? They don’t create content on, profit from, or engage in business with YouTube — they just watch their favorite creators’ seemingly unlimited amount of content.

But with all that content comes ads and creator rights — and here is why you’re going to start seeing more of the former and less of the latter. …


What do you do when every day is mundane?

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Djim Loic on Unsplash

Something weird happened 500 years ago, 200 years ago, 20 years ago, and again today. Some guy, somewhere, in their own language, drunkenly placed their hand on their friend’s shoulder and uttered some form of the words “remember the good ole’ days.”

What in the world is up with the good old days? It seems like the time that’s passed us by nearly always seems, well, good…

I specifically remember the absolute shitstorm of anxiety and stress back in my college days, and hell, the bullying that was my early teens — and yet, they’re still the good old days.

Why is it that we can sit down and wistfully look back on our lives and say “things were better back then” when we, in fact, know that there were both good and bad events that happened? …


A simple thought to decrease your stress every day.

Image for post
Image for post
Source: Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Maybe you’re under a mountain of work, or maybe you have to deliver some horrible news. You might be feeling intense pressure to perform or even laying in bed, questioning your life decisions with existential dread creeping.

As crappy as all those scenarios are, we’ve all lived some variation of them. Stress is an ever-present factor in a human’s life, and we’re human, so we feel it.

We worry about what’s coming and what’s already happened. We stress about things out of our control. …


The pros, cons, and considerations when picking Ghost as a publishing platform

Image for post
Image for post
Screenshot from Ghost.org

You’re starting a new blog or publication, and you want it to be independent of a platform. So, you checked out WordPress but then felt like there was more, so you did some digging and found Ghost. At least, that’s how I discovered it.

Ghost is a Node.js based CMS that you’re either hearing about right now or you’ve known about for a while. Think of it like deploying your own publishing platform — it’s got all the publishing tools you’d need if you’re a professional blogger.

  • An in-built editor that works very well
  • An in-built email system for your…


How to eliminate procrastination and learning effectively.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Nirmal Rajendharkumar on Unsplash

This list of principles used to be 14 tips I happened to write about a few years ago. It increased to 29 a couple of years later and now it’s up to 45. And I plan to keep updating them as I learn more.

But here’s a caveat — take these with a grain of salt. Yes, they’re researched and tested, but above all, they’re anecdotal.

Test them out and see what works for you. You’ve likely heard a lot of them, some might be a nice reminder, and others might be completely new. …


And how we can apply it to our projects.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Rubén García on Unsplash

You’ve heard of Unsplash, no doubt. The thumbnail of this very article is integrated straight into this post from the service. I searched it within the text editor and picked one I liked. Boom, my article now has a header.

It wasn’t always this way. I couldn’t always type away and select an extremely high-quality photo straight from my text editor to be used completely royalty-free. It took a lot of work in the right places, over a lot of time.

But before putting in all that work to turn this into what it is today, it had to start somewhere. And starting is where most founders screw up. Starting has the most amount of friction. And taking that first step to publish a piece of work might take a year, several developers, and a lot of anxiety. …


Here’s how you can too

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Aleksander Vlad on Unsplash

You’ve 100% been there — we all have. We budget, consciously make an effort to save our hard-earned dollars. Yet we all have a random set of appliances, gadgets, or clothes we bought that one time, things we haven’t used in a year.

And although spending money on useless stuff can be an addiction, it isn’t for most people. It’s just the side-effect of an industry that invests a lot of time and money into manipulating our behavior.

Marketing is a psychological game, and unfortunately for us, we’ve got many mental shortcuts that are an evolutionary win, but a modern-day vulnerability. …

About

Sah Kilic

I talk so much, I figured I should write some of it down. Level up with me: 💪 http://sah.substack.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store