5 Ways to Avoid Clickbate Articles (#3 is key!)

1. Gotcha suckers. ๐Ÿ˜›

2. Don’t those lists annoy you?

3. They’re all the same title format. “X Amount of things (Specific number is super important somehow)

4. Don’t fall for the thumbnails. It’s my weakness. “OH BRIGHT AND COLORFUL!” or “The hell is this?!”

5. None of this is legitimate, I just felt inspired after clicking one of those articles for the 750,000,000th time. I have a problem.

HAHA

Cory ๐Ÿ˜€

UPDATE: Don’t forget the “A person does this specific thing, and what happens next will leave you blah blah blah.”

What other ones always get you?!

HAPPY MONDAY!

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Good morning and happy Monday friends! A friend of mine posted this on Facebook this morning, and I thought it was great. So I wanted to share it with you. So let’s set some goals for this week and get sh*t done! I commented my 3 goals, and I’ll share with you. Please feel free to share yours!ย ๐Ÿ˜€

  1. Go to the gym at least 3 times. (Can I just walk in and turn around and check that off my list?)
  2. Write a blog post (Nailed that one suckers. Although, I feel like this is kind of a cop out…maybe I’ll try to aim for two. ๐Ÿ˜› )
  3. Start writing for my videos so I can finally get back on my freaking weekly schedule. It’s eating me alive that I’m not making these still. I promise. I am not giving it up.

Bonus goal: make it stop snowing…if only I could change the weather.

Let’s kick some ass friends! โค

Love,

Cory

 

Happy New Year!

If you’re expecting an inspirational Happy New Year post, look elsewhere. This won’t be it. Instead, just have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve celebrating tonight! Seriously…and then have a bloody Mary for breakfast tomorrow, because as much as I want to, I can’t drink them. They creep me out. Spices and alcohol mixed? Plus it’s salty. Okay, I’ll try one again soon and get back to you. Or maybe I’ll just stick to my Jameson.

One recommendation though, don’t put too much pressure on tonight or the “new year, new me” attitude. If you want to make positive changes, just make them. Don’t beat yourself up for minor setbacks. KICK SOME ASS in 2015, and I’ll see you on the flip side!

Oh. Yeah. And I’ll be getting back to my regular video schedule on my YouTube channel soon! I’ll keep you updated. ๐Ÿ˜€ So make sure to SUBSCRIBE (<—-by clicking here) and stay in the loop. DO ET. I’ve got some pretty tubular ideas coming to fruition. Your help and support mean so much to me, so thank you for this past year! It’s been amazing, and I can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring!

Have fun tonight! I’ll take a drink for you all. ๐Ÿ˜€ Stay bright.

Love,

Cory Scott

The Importance of Sharing your Art

Iโ€™ve been fairly creative my whole life. Growing up my mom was (still is) creative, my cousins were creative; seemingly everyone around me was creative. Somehow I always felt my creativity never measured up to theirs or anyone elseโ€™s. The comparisons, the desire for perfection; were the death of my creativity. But the creative mind is not so easily killed. Even in my most mundane of jobs, in an environment that squashed ideas and innovation I had the desire to create. I was not feeling myself unless I knew I could express myself.

Having a desire to create in many fields I had always felt a little overwhelmed. However, last summer had been one of extreme growth for me. I discovered three branches I specifically could define as โ€œme.โ€ Music, Film, and Fashion. Once I narrowed it down to those three, I really felt better, and can even see in my past that those were always in the forefront of my mind. This is a far more tangible goal than answering โ€œI want to do everything.โ€ I found living role models to prove to myself that this is actually possible; not that those are necessary, just a nice boost. ๐Ÿ˜€

Now, to the sharing. I had never really shared any of my writings, songs, sketches, or ideas with anyone except family and a few friends. Everything was never complete. I couldnโ€™t call anything complete until it was perfect. Eventually my creativity waned and it was a little over a year of absolutely no creation on my part. I was working, eating, sleeping, and thatโ€™s it as far as Iโ€™m concerned. I have nothing to show for those years except an insatiable drive and desire to create more now than ever before. This is in part due to my sharing my work online.

Being the vice president of a media production organization on my campus has also been an invaluable tool in my learning process. I always knew that if I wanted something I was going to have to do it for myself; however, this organization helped me experience that. I wanted a media and cinema studies committee within this organization; I created it and lead it up until graduation. I wanted a television talk show; I created it, gathered and assembled a team, and produced it. Seemingly I was fine creating and sharing as long as my work wasnโ€™t as personal as something I had been working on solo. Iโ€™ve never liked people who defer responsibility or make excuses; yet somehow I had become that person to myself.

A year ago, I finally used my domain I had bought for myself years prior, and dove right in. I started blogging. I shared photos of sweatshirts I had customized, songs I had written and produced, and even started up my YouTube channel with weekly videos. I even did Vlogmas (a vlog every day from December 1 โ€“ December 25) after hearing about it on the 1st of December. While viewership may not have been as high as my weekly videos, I was very happy doing these vlogs. It was a chance for me to learn, gain more experience in filming and editing, and see what my audience enjoys the most. It also helped me to further let go of the idea of perfection. I had daily deadlines. I needed to be accountable with myself and my audience. I may not be beamingly proud of all of the vlogs, but I am proud that I did it. I made a goal for production and stuck to it. I let go of perfectionism.

The interaction Iโ€™ve had online with others since sharing my work has become one of my favorite things about sharing. Discussing music, film, and/or fashion truly gives me a high. These discussions and my own acceptance of perfection being unattainable have caused my own creativity to skyrocket. Iโ€™m now creating more than ever before in my life and I feel like Iโ€™m finally on the right track. Iโ€™ve also shared more in this past semester than I have in my life leading up to that point. Honestly, even while typing this Iโ€™m getting a rush and this is merely scratching the surface.

While I can only speak for myself, I implore you to challenge yourself to create and share more. See what happens! Let me know what drives you by commenting below, tweeting at me, or Facebook! I am excited to hear about what motivates and inspires others!

โ€œA ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what a ship is built for.โ€ โ€“ John A. Shedd.

Love,

Cory

Why I’m ditching “Rey”

For those of you who have followed me (on any of my social media platforms) or know me in person, you know that I have used my nickname “Rey” for my content. It’s been a long time coming in my head to ditch it. It was confusing to people who didn’t know the nickname. People wanted to credit me as “Rey Music.” (My old username-still the url for this site is reymusick. UPDATE: imcoryscott.com updated) I was reluctant at first to the change. I didn’t want to be like that band on Parks & Recreation-[Click here] if you’re unsure of what I’m talking about. Basically, I didn’t want to confuse anyone with a “name change.” While it’s smart to brand oneself and maintain a continuity throughout your creations and content, this feels more natural and normal to me. It’s not that Rey is a fake name or something like that. However, the nickname may have been a stepping stone for me to really let those barriers down before I felt comfortable enough going with my legal name, Cory Scott. Which now will save a lot of hassle, and confusion.

I hope you will continue to stay with me as we move forward and create! ๐Ÿ˜€

As always, stay bright and much love,

Cory

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