Don't Be a Basic Bitch, Subscribe to a Sock of the Month Club

Don't Be a Basic Bitch, Subscribe to a sock of the month Club

You’ve probably heard of subscription boxes, but did you know there are subscription boxes for all sorts of items? And no, I’m not talking about those mystery-sock and underwear subscriptions - those are just gross. In this article, I’ll be focusing on socks subscriptions in particular. With sock subscriptions like Philosockphy Socks you can have a different pair of high-quality socks delivered to your door every month (or every other month). Sign up now and never have to worry about matching again!

5 Life Lessons I Learned from my Favorite Sock Subscription

I never thought I'd be writing about an awesome sock subscription in my career as a personal branding guru. But here we are. In my opinion, Philosockphy is simply one of those innovations that needs to exist. Now if you're not familiar with Philosockphy, let me give you a quick synopsis: it's a sock subscription service for men and women who are not basic bitches. Each month your socks will feature some combination of high-end fashion logos and inspirational quotes (the image above shows some samples). Like I said, what could be better? Check out these life lessons

The History of Coding and Algorithms

The origins of computer science can be traced back thousands of years. There were many early innovations in mathematics and engineering that paved way for our modern technologies. The modern computer as we know it was first developed in 1876 when Ada Lovelace wrote an algorithm for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine (The analytical engine was never actually built). Her work was published alongside another mathematician, Menabrea. It wasn’t until 1937 that we saw our first primitive computer model with no operating system being developed by Konrad Zuse.

Shout Out to an Influencer

Once you’ve got your brand squared away, it’s time to build your audience. The best way to do that is by connecting with influencers in your niche. Influencers are social media accounts that already have a substantial following (read: thousands or more). A little hunting can reveal plenty of these influencers within almost any industry. You might know some from personal experience. For example, a quick Google search for tech influencers reveals John Batelle (@jbattelle), Anil Dash (@anildash), and GigaOm founder Om Malik (@om). Each one has at least one million followers on Twitter and Instagram alone.

Interview with Philosophy Dad Phil Molyneux

I was at my daughter's soccer game when I met one of her classmates' dads, Phil Molyneux. He had a philosophy degree from Oxford and we got talking about how his education might be used in his day-to-day life. It turns out that he subscribes to a sock-of-the-month club! That conversation gave me an idea for my latest post on philosophical socks. I reached out to Phil and he agreed to answer some questions about why he chose philosophic socks as his gift of choice. Here is what he had to say