My name is Dustin W. Stout. In short, I’m a follower of Jesus Christ, husband, social media enthusiast, designer, storyteller, technology addict and I’ve also done some acting and modeling. Some would say I’m a ‘Jack of Many Trades’. They’re right.
Like you, I have many interests, passions, and goals. One of my passions is telling great stories and helping other people do the same. I do this through creative design and social media. On this blog, I share my experience, discoveries, successes, failures, ideas, and maybe the occasional shenanigan in an attempt to help you tell your stories better.
Creativity is my addiction. Some might argue that it’s coffee, but that doesn’t even compare to my addiction to creating things. From logos to websites, t-shirt designs, graphics, and of course blog posts– I love the creation process. I believe everyone is inherently creative, and I’m determined to help you unleash your creative side through inspiration, education and encouragement.
On Social Media
I am a social media addict. It’s no secret that the social media revolution has completely shifted the way our world communicates, and that is exciting to me (more on that here). I believe we can harness the power of social media to spread ideas faster and wider than ever before. It will range from simple how to’s for the beginner (like this one), to more advanced social media strategy (as in this post).
A Few Last Things About Me
I love being creative, innovative, and making people laugh. Another thing you MUST know about me is that I’m honest. Even when it might make people mad. The following is an analogy I’ve come up with to illustrate my blatant, sometimes uncomfortable honesty:
“A good friend will tell you when you have a booger in your nose. A great friend will pick it for you.”
I hope we can become good friends.
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Where to Start?
To get a taste of what to expect from this blog, check out some of my favorite posts:
- Social Media Active Users 2013
- Best Places to Find Free Images Online
- The Anatomy of a Perfect Google+ Post
- The Essential Guide to What Colors Communicate
- Social Media User Stats 2013 [Registered Users]
- Stop Dreaming, Start Creating
- The Ten Twitter Commandments
- Press Start: No Permission Needed
- 13 Sites For Creative Inspiration
- The Best and Worst Times to Post On Social Media
And if you’re into completely random recommendations, this seems pretty cool.