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Newsletter #1037: The “Making Ideas Your Own” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] We’re all about trying new things and getting outside of your comfort zone to see what works for you. But you […]

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And that’s exactly why I blog every single day…

Blogging is a long-term game.  You’re not going instantly viral. You’re not shooting for the home run post. But every post builds your reputation. Every post drives you hired in the search engines. Week after week, more people know about you and what you do. And then, out of the blue … you get the […]

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Hi! I’m back.

I haven’t written my daily blog posts in a few months, but I’m back, and plan to hit it regularly again. This is my biggest break since I started writing in 2001, and I’m glad I did it. I had a lot of deep strategic and marketing writing to do for the company, so I […]

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11 ingredients of awesomeness

Here’s a guest post Mitch Joel — President, Twist Image and author of Six Pixels of Separation, wrote for our project. Check it out for more great word of mouth marketing tips like this every day. In a sea of content, how do you make your stuff stand out? This was one of the […]

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Dude, please read this if you’re going to blog

Every day people say, “I wrote some blogs” — when they mean, “I wrote some posts.” Grr. Folks, learn the terms. A blog is the whole thing and a post is one story. Just like a newspaper is the whole thing and an article is one story. You wouldn’t say, “I wrote a newspaper” when you meant, “I wrote an article in a newspaper.” […]

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Jenny Lawson is what blogging is all about. (Live in Austin tonight.)

A great writer found her voice, a audience, and a career by writing great stuff. Great, funny, and deeply inappropriate stuff. Jenny Lawson is the funniest blogger. Her fans love her — and they show it with hundreds of comments, tweets, likes and shares on every post. More important: She did it the right way […]

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The most popular post ever on this blog

Four years ago I blogged about "How To Make Great Eggs in 2 Minutes." It’s not at all relevant to the blog, my business, or anything else (except breakfast). But I get more emails and followers from this post, every week, than anything I’ve ever written.  Any idea why?

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When it makes sense to blog about a free sample

In my previous post, I blogged about a free headset that was sent to me by an old friend. Sure, he got some promotional benefit out of it — but I wasn’t blogging to send him business, to thank him, or as a quid-pro-quo. I wrote the blog post because it met the editorial standards […]

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Did you ask them to comment?

I bet they will. When someone writes a blog post that mentions me, sometimes I notice it, sometimes I don’t. But every so often, the author emails me a note and asks me to comment, and I do. If you really want comments and discussion on your blog, don’t just sit back and hope people […]

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