Craig Playstead: Writer. Digital Content Strategist. Wise Guy
Craig Playstead’s Published Writing
This is a sampling of what I’ve written and worked on over the years. It doesn’t include the sites I’ve created for major publishers or as the managing editor in charge of content programmed to millions of people, daily. The print, TV and radio work I’ve done is missing too, but it’s a nice sampling through the years.
Please let me know if you have any questions about any of it. Some are serious, others are fun, and a few might make you cringe.
You can also check out my LinkedIn profile (here). It shows more of my background including my time as a content lead for a major online fantasy football service, one of the Internet’s first talk show hosts (before podcasting), content relationships with Esquire, The NFL, Men’s Health, NBC, MTV, MSNBC and many others.
While this one didn’t get millions of page views, it was probably the most engaging story I have ever written. Who knew mini vans would touch such a nerve? (Update: I sold the minivan and never have enough room.)
“What a well-written, entertaining article! It’s so funny because my husband and I discuss the “minivan image” debate all the time! I’m glad I clicked on this article!” – MSN Reader
I used to get a rush when I bought music. Growing up, I’d ride my 10-speed into town and flip through their used vinyl just hoping to unearth a jewel. If I had enough money in my pocket, I’d spring for a new tape of one of my favorite bands. Now, that magic is gone.
The class-action lawsuit against Uber could not only cause the company’s business model to collapse, it could do more harm to the future of employment.
The Role of a Father Today
This is a look at how far Dads have come over the past 50 years and what role we play in our kid’s lives today.
Teach Your Kids to Break the Rules
I caught a lot of heat with this one, but I stand by these five survival skills they’ll need for life.
Seven Moves That Will Make You a Better Dad (1,492,619 page views)
My latest article to run on MSN includes teaching your kids to stand up for themselves.
10 Things No One Tells You About Parenthood
Sleepless nights and toxic diapers is advice amateurs give. Here’s what you really need to know. This article was huge hit with millions of readers.
15 Style Mistakes You Can Fix Now (285,000+ page views)
Remember, it’s not about being trendy, it’s about looking good. MSN has re-run this for five years so it proves that these tips are timeless.
8 Ways for Guys Over 40 to Keep Styling
After the age of 40 guys need to do things a little differently. Yet, the style we choose and the grooming we brave every day matters more now than ever before. At this age your clothes shouldn’t define you, but they should solidify who you are. Here are some rules that will not only help the average guy over 40 look better, but feel better as well.