Nadia Bracken joined an inner dialogue I’ve been having for the last week or so when she posted the following in the Creative Giant Campfire yesterday: Takeaway Thursday Ya’ll — are blogging comments dead? With the rise of facebook groups and other membership community platforms, some bloggers have disabled comments on their platform favoring connection and conversation […]
I was talking to a mastermind buddy who was working through whether to pursue a sponsorship strategy. His concern was that he wasn’t sure whether it was a long-term play or a short-term play. Here’s the deal: Books are probably the only long-term play we have in a media-based business, but books (at a certain […]
Charlie Gilkey shared a great concept with our BOOST coaching group the other week. He talked about how all business owners have a gold mine of “trapped content” – things we’ve already written for other purposes, then forgot about or left behind. “How many times,” he asked us, “have you answered a question in private […]
I was once told that one of the best ways to recover when you’ve lost your place in a speech is to simply be transparent about the fact that you lost your place. It’s happened to me a couple of times (especially as I’ve started to do more deckless presentations) and, lo and behold, it […]
I’ve had trouble with what this website has been about since the start. This trouble has come in two stripes; one stripe has been talking about what it’s about to others and part of it has been about what it is to me. It was a lot easier back in the day when it was […]
[If you’re reading this via email or RSS, you may need to click through to view this video.] I was doing some list management in Twitter and found myself on the brink of overwhelm keeping up with people and their content. This spurred me to think about how it must feel for the big middle […]
Hugh MacLeod’s new book, Freedom is Blogging in Your Underwear, is a gem that shows how blogging has utterly changed the world for those of us that have embraced it. From the book: Having a blog, a voice, having my own media, utterly changed my life. […] This gave me the freedom I spent most […]
Blogs aren’t dead, but the way in which they sit in the web of content is different than it was a mere year ago. The new technological options are just that, and it’s our use of them that we need to be more aware of.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tara Sophia Mohr from Wise Living. We””the bloggers, blog readers, twitterers, people who spend a lot of time on social media””are growing up. Our relationship with social media is maturing. In the beginning, we just played around and drank it all up. But more and more of […]
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