An Open Letter To Content Creators

An Open Letter To Content Creators

Stop throwing away this opportunity.
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Hey content creators,

I know this is kind of weird, a content creator writing articles to content creators but it's time to be real. We work so hard to get people to listen to us, we get an email every time we post something about how best to get people to read our articles. But what are we trying to get out of this? Views? Popularity? A following? What about an actual conversation?

We work so hard as the younger generation to get people to listen to us. They think we're young and stupid and that we have no idea what the world is really like. Here we are writing 500+ words a week on anything that's on our mind to help someone reading our articles understand our point of view and what do we write? Articles about what kind of cookie our major is and what your Starbucks order says about you. We have this great opportunity to have a conversation about the things that really matter. Tell your readers how you really feel about the events controlling the news. Tell the world your experience with controversial topics. Have a unique view on something trending? WRITE ABOUT IT.

Now, don't get me wrong, I don't write something serious every week and I don't think you should either. If you're all serious all the time, people tend to stop listening. To be honest, not everything deserves a reaction in the form of an article but, if you plan to write one serious article every 2 weeks or even once a month we would be in such a better place. Your opinions are like no one else's and the fact that you are here, writing for Odyssey, means you want to share them to some extent.

Millennials are a new generation with a new generation of ideas. They swear we don't even have opinions but I see you all posting photos at the Women's March, meeting to talk about the repeal of DACA, literally helping Dreamers pay their renewal fees. We are fighting every day for the ones we love and the causes we care about so let's tell them our reality. Prove to them that we matter, we know what we're talking about and we will do something about it.

You took the first step, you're here! Don't stop now!

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6 Places in New York City Every "Friends" Fan Needs to Visit

Grab a cup of coffee at Central Park.
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As a Friends fanatic myself, I often wonder about the places in New York City featured in the various episodes and whether I could actually visit them. Most of them are fictional or no longer exist, but there are a few places you can go to reminisce about your favorite Friends moments. So, here are 6 places in New York City you definitely need to visit as a Friends fan.

1. The Apartment Building, Obviously

The building used for the exterior shot of the apartments in Friends is real, and is located at 90 Bedford Street at the corner of Grove Street in Greenwich Village. It's an obvious must-see.

2. The Pullitzer Fountain

This is the fountain that the friends danced around in for the iconic theme song, and it's located right in Central Park.

3. Bloomingdale's

This is the department where Rachel worked before she moved on to Ralph Lauren, where she met Joshua, and where she started her career in fashion.

4. The Plaza Hotel

This is where Monica and Chandler celebrated their engagement in The One WIth Monica's Thunder, and is actually really gorgeous.

5. The Central Perk Replica

While Central Perk isn't a real coffee shop, a pop-up replica opened up in 2014 on Lafayette Street and it's definitely a must-visit.

6. Chandler's Office

The fictional Chandler works in the real Solow Building, located on West 57th street.

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Poetry On The Odyssey: Lovely Lullaby

The Music Box Of My Mind Before I Fall Asleep

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Like the banks of the Mississippi when the water subsides, I long for your touch

Like two bolts of lightning crashing together in the empty sky, we are electric and powerful

My heart beats for you like the kick drum of my soul

Pounding away into the endless night

While you decipher the rhythmic melody

And come running back to my arms while our hearts increase in tempo

Until you enter my embrace and our hearts sing in melodic chorus

A swelling crescendo to an unattainable octave, the symphony plays us out

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as we dance under the stars in absolute harmony,

The creator nods in approval at our magnificent composition

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