You’re the World’s Coolest Blogger If Only…

October 23, 2009
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That is the premise of every newbie blogger’s angst.  You’d be the most awesome, coolest blogger only if certain conditions are met.  Let me go first. Don’t smirk now, but for me it’s Google Wave.

Of what use being the world’s new coolest blogger if you’re surfing the Net with a homemade slab of wood in [...]

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Metric that Trumps Alexa Ranking and PageRank

October 21, 2009
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My Alexa ranking hit a high 43,103 yesterday and hovered at 93,688 the last seven days.  Yes, dear readers, thanks to you I’ve broken the 100K mark.  To mark the rare occasion, I took a screenshot and promptly distributed it to my mastermind group via email.  I was so giddy with excitement that I  ordered [...]

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New Twitter Social Proof: Are You on Everyone’s List Yet?

October 16, 2009
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Twitter rolled out today Twitter user list – a new killer feature that’s built around the concept of #followfriday. The real beauty in this new feature is that  you can create a list of your top picks of tweeters which other users can follow with just one click.  Or unfollow with just one click if [...]

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27 Reasons Why Jena Isle’s Inspirational Book Rocks

October 14, 2009

Keep a blog and you can call yourself a writer.  Conventional wisdom has it, however, that you need to be a published writer to call yourself an author. Not in a magazine, not in a newspaper, but in a book.
For most of the contributors to Jena Isle’s inspirational book, “Inspirational Thoughts and Stories of Bloggers [...]

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Speed Limit: 500 Words

October 12, 2009

A Guest Post By George Angus
I‘ve got some writer’s block going on. I still write nearly every day. How can this be, you say? Well, it’s because my wall is made of 500 words.
You see, I’ve been blogging for over a year now and most every post is – you guessed it [...]

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My Top #FollowFriday People and Their Best Posts

October 9, 2009
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In this post, I’m raising a toast to a bunch of excellent posts of my Twitter buddies.  Yeah, it’s #followfriday love fest  – a perfect excuse to say my thanks to friends who have helped me keep at bay this overstaying blogging funk.
My #followfriday shout-out has evolved yet again.  It’s too constricting to confine this [...]

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10 Blog Lessons I Did Not Learn From Darren Rowse

October 5, 2009
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Okay, maybe I’ve learned some of them from Darren Rowse himself. After all, in my ten months of blogging I did not exactly reinvent the blogging wheel, did I.
Seriously,  do you celebrate the milestones in your blogging? I do, but not in terms of subscriber numbers or by any other metrics. I realize so much [...]

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After the Storm

September 29, 2009
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Do you notice the marked stillness after a  storm? Isn’t it remarkable? What purpose does it serve? Is it to make us better assess the finality and enormity of our losses?
It’s just the way it is, right? Nothing personal at all.
All I’m saying is that I’m still groping for form. [...]

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Giving Good Loving To My Top Follow Friday People

September 25, 2009

Follow Friday list in Twitter is a great meme.  It’s a wonderful occasion to pay back the many kindnesses, generosity, and all-around helpfulness of people. They are practically strangers to you in the traditional sense, but they keep you company like a true friend and share with you their precious time and knowledge.

But giving your [...]

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Surefire – But Often Ignored – Trick to Superb Writing

September 23, 2009
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Reading broadens the mind.  For writers, it’s as important as breathing itself.  So the question I pose to you now is:  what have you read lately?
If you’re anything like me, I’m guilty of feeding my mind with nothing but junk food lately.  I’ve always postponed reading great books like a truant student.
Don’t laugh now but [...]

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