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Let’s talk about list entries…

List entries are very popular. “Top 10 Ways to…” or “5 Reasons Why You Should…” type titles are recommended for submitting to different sites like Digg or Reddit because the title grabs the reader’s attention. That’s great, you have the reader’s attention and the person clicks on the link. Then what? The Problem With Lists […]

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Experience vs. Inexperience Part 2

Continuing the discussion of experienced and inexperienced advice, and why it’s important to know the difference.

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Understanding your audience

The other day I wrote an article about Twitter. When I did this I chuckled because I knew what was going to happen: 1) Many of the active people in comments weren’t around so comments would be light. 2) From what I can tell most of the people that comment on my site don’t use […]

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Take a good look in the mirror

One of my clients had a problem and he asked for my advice. Hearing the problem and having an understanding of his relationship with some of his employees, I came up with a plan. Twisted, but effective.One of his employees, who he is friendly with, needed work done on a floor in the house. The […]

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“I didn’t think….”

People start new businesses everyday. Online ventures are easy and cheap to start. Cheap many times translates to “I don’t have to put a lot of thought into this”. Let’s be real, ok? When the internet was more expensive to access people thought out their plans more before hopping online. The “by the minute access” […]

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Right back at ya

The other day in World of Warcraft an Alliance player thought he’d be cute and PvP me. He was a lower level and he wouldn’t have won. Instead he hedged the odds in his favor so he couldn’t lose. He waited until I was in a fight, fighting multiple mobs, then used a spell to […]

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Making money doing what you love…maybe

One of the most popular pieces of advice when entering into business is: do what you love. I’ve said it a million times and it is advice I follow myself. I realize as an adult I have to do things I don’t like to do (I do them everyday) but when it comes to work, […]

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What’s your brand?

I wrote a rhyme the other day about personal brands. As I said in the article personal branding was in debate at the time: does personal brands exist? Some said no, it was solely for companies. Others said yes because of blogging. I have a simple stance about brands. A brand means someone recognizes a […]