Editor’s Note: Every Friday, I post a Simple Living News Update that includes links to some of my favorite articles of the week. In addition to the update, I answer a reader question via video.
The question . . .
I’m moving to Portland and don’t know what neighborhood to live in. Do you have any suggestions?
Here’s my response . . .
For those of you who can’t watch the video, here’s a quick summary:
If you’re thinking of moving to Portland, come visit the city; it’s the best way to explore the neighborhoods.
Before you roll into town, pick-up a copy of the The Zinester’s Guide to Portland. It’s a “locally-produced travel guide for visitors and residents alike, focusing on low-to-no cost things to do and places to go to in the Rose City, and is built on contributions from people in the community.”
Now onto the news
“People often share links without actually reading them, or comment on posts after only scanning them. If the greatest gift we can give someone is our attention, then social media allows us to be endlessly generous. We may not be able to reply to everyone, but responding thoughtfully when we can makes a difference.”
“Abundance is everywhere; It just might not be taking the form we think we want or need. I´ll chose abundance of connections over Money and stuff any day!”
“Yesterday I was involved in a discussion with travel bloggers about strategy and it was obvious to me why so few of them are successful. They follow really bad advice. Their collective thinking is “noise > value,” which, in an endeavor like blogging, is horrible. Many of them care more about how they can take more visitors for themselves (by, for example, tweeting the same link over and over), instead of spreading the wealth (by, for example, tweeting links from other people more often than their own).
Besides yesterday’s discussion I get a lot of e-mails, I have a lot of conversations, and I read a lot about business, blogging, and social media.”