One of the best things about Harry Potter (besides the Butterbeer) is the phenomenal cast of characters. One of the things that the movies miss out on the most is all of these tremendous subplots revolving character arcs across such a diverse and believable range of personalities. Of all these fantastic characters, these are the 10 best supporting characters in Harry Potter. Notice, main character here is considered relatively broad and includes the likes of Voldemort, Snape, and Dumbledore, in addition to Harry, Ron and Hermione.

10. Professor McGonagall

Professor McGonagall is a tough lady. At one point she takes several stunning spells…


Lessons learned after 30 episodes

It’s now been over a year since I began to learn how to record a podcast. That’s right — Keeping Up with Joe is now over a year old. And, after 30 episodes, thousands of downloads, and plenty of great guests, I’m ready to teach you what I’ve learned. And it’s been a lot.

How to Record a Podcast — Don’t Be Afraid to Explore

A year ago, I had a process in place for my show. Get an awesome guest — check. Come up with good questions — check. Send guests a zoom link — check.

After a while though, I’ve only just now realized…


I can’t imagine what it used to be like to make a living as a writer. Unless you were able to land a solid writing job, you probably spent most of your time sending letters via snail mail to magazines trying to get them to publish your article. As romantic as that process seems, today, there is certainly a better way.

Thanks to this handy little thing called “the Internet”, there are more opportunities than ever to get paid for your writing. Here are just a few of them.

Social Media Manager

If you like to write content and are good with social…


Phew! I’ve been wanting to go to Harry Potter World since I first heard it was going to be a thing all those years ago. However, I’ve only finally found the time! If you’re anything like me, you’re probably quite curious about what there actually is to do in Harry Potter World in Hollywood. Well…let me tell you — for such a relatively (6 acres)small place, it can really keep you busy! …


There’s no denying that objects are granted with great power in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Wether evil, good or neutral, these are the 10 most magically potent objects in the Wizarding World.

10. The Mirror of Erised

Powerful in its ability to affect the mind, the Mirror of Erised of course shows you your heart’s greatest desire. In this way, the mirror is sort of like a Bogart but in reverse. Although this power might seem relatively harmless at first, as Dumbledore says, many have wasted their lives staring into the mirror.

It’s funny because in a lot of ways, the mirror is…


And what to do about them

You can’t blog anymore and stand out. Blogging is a mistake — that’s what people say. There are too many blogs out there. What? You think you’re going to make it big by blogging about your life? Don’t even try. Unfortunately, if you are listening to this kind of nonsense, then you are already making one of the five biggest mistakes that bloggers make.

Mistake Bloggers Make #1 — Listening to the Naysayers

In a world of proliferating content, there are plenty of new avenues to entertain, educate and inspire. If you are a good writer, understand digital marketing, and are willing to put in the hard work it…


If you’ve seen History Channel’s Vikings, then you might think you have a pretty good idea for who the toughest Vikings to ever live were.

However, Vikings the show is horribly historically inaccurate.

So just who were the toughest Vikings to ever live?

10. Thorkell the Tall

Member and leader of the legendary Jomsvikings, Thorkell was a powerful Viking Chief and a very influential one, largely thanks to the role he played in raising Cnut — the eventual king of England, Denmark and Norway. One of Thorkell’s most notable battles includes his involvement in the Siege of Canterbury that took place in 1011, alongside…


Power is important in The Lord of the Rings. The One Ring is also called “The Ring of Power”, after all. But how do the different beings rank in regards to power?

For the really hardcore LOTR fans out there, you may be a little unhappy that this list focuses entirely on the cast of characters found primarily in the LOTR trilogy, not so much those present in the Silmarillion.

Of course, the world of Tolkien is expansive, filled with beings throughout its history that would topple any character on this list.

But for the sake of most of the…


The way we do business and get jobs has changed. In college, someone told me “if you aren’t on LinkedIn, you don’t exist.” In the past, the only thing someone knew about you when you applied for a job was what you said on your resume, and what they could gleam from you from your references. Now, the hiring process is anything but simple. Before you are even offered a job, employers look at your Facebook, your Twitter, your LinkedIn, and your website (if you have one). So what do you do? Do you do what many people do and…


#1 Thing More Valuable Than Money — Time

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. — Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace.

No matter what you do, you can never get more time. Yet, you still need money. In order to get money, it will take some considerable amount of time. But how much time are you willing to sacrifice to achieve your goals? Ultimately, we cannot control time. After all, time waits for no man. We can make the most out of our time, however. …

Joseph Anderson

Content Guru in Chief of www.josephwriteranderson.com

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