Archive for May, 2013

Writing Awesome Blog Posts

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Excellent blog post (with a killer slideshare embedded) on Windmill Networking.  This was written by Kristi Hines: Composing a Successful Blog Post

I’ve been blogging for about 7 years, almost daily (less weekends and holidays), and have seen the rise and “fall” of blogging.  The “fall” came when a lot of the conversation went social… comments happened on Facebook or Twitter… this was supposed to be the death of blogging.

Blogging is far from dead or irrelevant.

There are a number of reasons to blog.  I have told tens of thousands of people that blogging is a critical part of an online strategy.  But it is hard.  It takes long-term commitment.  But it is a crucial part of my strategy.

ONE reason is because I can refer back to great blog posts from years ago.  I can’t refer back to tweets (not easy to find), or Facebook or LinkedIn wall posts, Group Discussions, etc.  I love being able to have an easy-to-access archive that I can refer back to.  I’ve tapped into this by creating the Favorite Friday series on JibberJobber, which kind of brings old posts to my current audience.

Anyway, blog!  And read Kristi’s post.

Book Page: Selling a book online

Monday, May 13th, 2013

I am cleaning up my old email and came across this page, which is pretty relevant to me right now since I’m getting really close to releasing 51 Alternatives to a Real Job (and have already taken pre-orders).

Rob Kelly’s Thrive book page.  I love it.

James Altucher Story about “just paying the bills”

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

If you want to start a gig just to “pay the bills” and be able to quit your day job, go for it.

I think you can do it.

If you don’t think your gig can become huge, read this post, written by James Altucher: How To Go From $0 To $1,000,000 In Two Years

That is an awesome story.