Social Media: A Philosophy

As social media is ever-evolving, shapeshifting from this algorithm to that one, there's one thing that should remain consistent. It's less of a strategy or a tactic, really—it's a philosophy. At least, it's one that serves as the foundation for our social media work here at OLG. It's simple, really—very "golden-rule"-esque. Maybe it's also got a dab of karma. You get out what you put in. Why do we consider this to be the ideal, end-all philosophy when it comes to social media? Well, it applies across the board to any aspect you might [...] Read More

Seven Playlists for Your Next Writing Project

As a writer, I find that words distract me. What?  Yes. I'm easily distracted by words. If there's a TV on, I'm subconsciously listening. If there's a conversation going on, I can't not hear it. And, of course, if a song has words, my mind is following (and maybe singing) them. I'm on a quest to devour as many words as possible, and I can't save me from me. That's why I listen to instrumental music when I write (which is like, a lot). So I've compiled my most-frequented playlists and albums. [...] Read More

Working Remotely—with Bo The Elf

This morning, as I'm writing this, I'm watching my eight-year-old cousin excitedly discover that Bo The Elf had taken advantage of the fact that we all went to bed early last night. The mischievous fellow hopped on his motorcycle and took a joy ride through the living room—dispersing my cousin's green and tan army men in the tree, on the mantle, atop the doorway, on the ceiling fan. I moved to Fort Wayne in 2011 to attend the University of Saint Francis, and I decided to stay in Fort Wayne post-graduation. [...] Read More

Our Favorite Albums of 2018

At OLG, there's one rule—don't let the Sonos stop playing music. Okay, just kidding. But it really is weird for all of us when there's nothing on. The point is, we take our albums and playlists seriously, and we love exploring new music (and guessing who put what on the office-wide sound system). As 2018 comes to a close, we're excited to reflect on our favorites of the year, many of which have been played within OLG walls (maybe even on repeat). We took a more free-for-all approach putting this list [...] Read More