Alexander Bentley (me) reading poems to his wife.

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Here are some of my best poems and poetry related articles.

Writing

Here are some of my best articles about writing.


A quick guide for first-time international travelers + 7 bonus tips

Bonus Tip: Don’t forget to bring and keep your passport secure.

Maybe you’ve had your sights set on traveling abroad for a while.

Or perhaps the idea just popped into your mind.

Either way, international travel is an exciting experience. Where you encounter new cultures, strange cuisines, and meet new people. Seeing the world differently through fresh eyes.

As a professional…


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Poets of the world — I have three questions for you:

  1. What if your poetry could only touch one heart?
  2. Would you still write poetry?
  3. Would you still want to share it with the world?

As a poet, I have a story to tell the world.

A message I must…


And what I like and dislike about the BitClout-fueled writing platform

I recently joined BitClout—the hot new decentralized social network.

For those unfamiliar with BitClout, it’s a social network that allows creators to mint their own coins and earn a Founders Reward—a specific percentage that the creator sets—when they their coins are bought or sold. It’s powered by a cryptocurrency known…


Or more specifically — how living your life is like writing a poem

Japanese cherry blossoms in full bloom.

And if you’ve written a handful of poems or more in your lifetime, then my analogy should make sense to you.

But if you haven’t written poetry before, I’ll go through the process many poets take to write a poem.

First, a thought or idea comes to you. It could…


The pill that increases energy, focus and productivity

Imagine a life without fatigue. Without stress, anxiety or laziness.

Imagine being able to stay alert all day while maintaining your normal cognitive function.

Well, that’s exactly what Modafinil does.

You may have heard of it before. On the Internet, it’s usually marketed as a nootropic drug that helps people…


The dirty truth about having a large following on social media

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Let’s say you have a choice.

At least when it comes to social media.

You get to be popular or you get paid.

Popularity on social media means you have a large following — maybe millions of followers on one or more platform.

Paid means you’re making money through social…


But here’s what does on social media

If you’ve ever looked at the number of followers someone has on social media, and thought it must be a sign that person is influential, think again.

The number of followers a person has rarely correlates to success.

And by “success,” I mean the four factors that define it:

  1. Exposure


And four reasons it might be a smart move for you too

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I’ve written about this a few times already. Like here and here.

But yes, I quit my corporate job — a job I had for nine and a half years.

I spent nearly a decade chained to a desk. Answering to a boss. And often taking orders from their boss…


And how authors can capitalize on this rising trend

TikTok + Books = Engaged Buyers

You might be familiar with TikTok.

The fastest growing social network in existence.

Where users create short-form videos to share within the app. A lot of the videos you’ll discover on TikTok are of ordinary people, like you and I, who dance to music tracks. …

Alexander Bentley

My friends call me Alex. I’m a writer with a penchant for poetry. Interested in the inner workings of the mind and how technology affects our lives.

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