Jonathan Malm helps people uncover creative options for their life and their church. He’s the author of Created for More, a 30-day devotional to help you develop a more creative mind. You’ll find him in San Antonio, Texas, roasting his own coffee beans and enjoying life with his Argentine wife, Carolina.

Keeping Track of Good Content

I got a question the other day from a reader, asking how I keep up with my content. There’s so much good content on there on the web, how do I stay in touch with it all. The answer, first of all, is that I don’t. I don’t really listen to podcasts. I don’t read…

When People Succeed Who Shouldn’t

I’m not going to name any names here. But there’s this one blogger I’m familiar with that I just can’t figure out. I can’t figure out how they have a successful blog. The guy is sort of creepy looking. He doesn’t really have anything unique to say. And he is saying things that are frankly…

Have You Given it Time?

In the Bible, a group of people were trying to occupy a new area of land. The Israelites had been slaves in Egypt previously, and they didn’t have a land to call their own. So they invaded a neighboring area occupied by multiple other people groups. In order to conquer the area, they had attack…

Writing 20,000 Words About Myself

I’m writing a book about overcoming criticism. With a topic like this, I’m relying mostly on my personal experiences for the content. And what that translates to is about 20,000 words about myself. Here’s my struggle: How do I proceed writing this book without it becoming an exercise in narcissism? How do I translate my…

Want to Know Your Next Inevitable Step?

We were in Argentina, staying with some of my wife’s family. She wanted to show them some of what I do, so she introduced them to my blog. They aren’t huge in the blogosphere. I’m not sure they read any blogs or even saw the value in them. As they tried to understand what my blog…

My Least Favorite Part of My Job

At any given time, I have about 23 different companies sponsoring what I do with my websites. And each month, I have to give them the opportunity to renew their relationship with me or to discontinue it. Every month I get this pit in the bottom of my stomach. What if one of them doesn’t renew?…

What Rule Are You the Exception To?

I know a guy who’s writing a book. He’s pouring loads of money into it and written a ton. Most self-published books don’t do very well. Especially if you don’t have a huge audience. But this guy thinks he’s the exception to the rule. He’s writing articles for tiny magazines. He’s pimping himself out to speak places.…