Ryan Matthew Pierson

A Blog of Ersatz Savvy

Today was fairly uneventful. I picked Luke up from school and took him to the pet store. He was fascinated by a hairless guinea pig called a "skinny pig". Naturally, he wanted to bring it home with us.

Guitars have been objects of my adoration for as long as I can remember. A guitar player can learn some basic licks in a few days, and spend the rest of their lives mastering the techniques to perfect the tone, timing, and precision it takes to perfect them.

To say that Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is a worthwhile game title to pick up would be an understatement. It is a beautiful update to the aging series that captivated countless players with an epic tale told across three compelling games that tackle morality, civilization, relationships, heartache, and war.

You can't escape the immediate critique from both sides of the aisle starting before Biden even swore the oath saying that he had failed on his promises and betrayed the voters.

In 2001, I moved to Austin with the hope of working at Dell. Dell was known for its enterprise workstations and servers, but it was gaining a lot of ground in the consumer market as well for its rugged laptops and non-beige systems.

My boss shared a video of Jelle's Marble Runs with our team as a random Friday distraction in Slack. I was pleasantly surprised at just how well-produced these marble runs are, commentated as though they were actual sporting events with living competitors.

At the time of this article's writing, we are seeing a stalemate in Congress concerning the second round of COVID relief between the Democrat and Republican parties.

I am tired of hearing about COVID-19, and I know that I’m not alone. As states are opening up despite record-breaking infection numbers rolling in every day, it would appear that large swaths of the population are choosing to simply ignore the pandemic.

Building a blog in 2020 is very different from making one in 2005. With a little adjustment in strategy, a new blog can still achieve success and profitability in 2020.

In 2005, the popularity of blogs as a media platform exploded onto the mainstream. Tens of millions of people visited them regula...

Profitability is a moving target for blogs and has been since the first blog was published over two decades ago. In 2020, that target is no less mobile but is more achievable than most new bloggers think.