How You Do One Thing is How You Do Everything

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Gary Vaynerchuk asked me to write a review for his new book Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook on my blog. Except there is a problem. I generally don't write reviews on my blog. In fact, I never have. And I really wasn't planning on it anytime soon. So, I did what any rational artist unwilling to threaten the integrity of their craft would do. I said Read More

Before You Give Up, Here’s Where Your Blog Went Wrong

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You found it. That something that gives you goosebumps. That keeps you awake at night. That you love and can't wait to share. And you're pretty convinced it will change the world if enough people knew about it. So, you start writing. And writing. And writing. Each blog post better than the one before. Before long, readers take notice. They Read More

6 Words That We Have Officially Sucked the Life Out Of

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There was a time not long ago when Shakespearean English was the vernacular of choice. We beseech'd. We doth'd. And of course we twas'd and thy'd as we went about our day. Until recently. And by recently, I mean a couple of hundred years ago. Something like that. Historians would have you believe that the language evolved. That it matured to Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Blogging Your Ass Off

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Warning: The post you are about to enjoy contains language that some might find offensive. If you prefer not to be subjected to such language, you are welcome to read the clean version of this post instead. You have a blog. Congratulations! We are all very excited that you have chosen to join the rest of the human population. With the exception Read More

Help Me Take Back Internet Marketing from the “Internet Marketers”

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Stop me if you've heard this one before. I was at a networking event not too long ago when I met this guy. WAIT…hold on…let me finish!! This is a different story about a different guy at a different networking event. Jeez. Anyway, we were talking for about 5 to 10 minutes. Typical stuff. He was giving me the rundown on what he did. I was Read More

Don’t Tell Me, Let Me Guess…

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...this isn't the post you were looking for, right? Sorry. I took it down. You are probably thinking that it is because of some ugly letter I got from an attorney. It's not. At least not yet anyway. That may change. The reason I took it down was because the point of my post had been missed and was replaced with a "grab your pitchfork and Read More

Just Because You Can Have a Facebook Page Doesn’t Mean You Should

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True story. I was driving home the other day behind a commercial van. It was for a garage door company. They install garage doors. I guess somebody has to do it. Anyway, taking up about 30% of the sides and the back of the van was: FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK All caps. Giant letters. And of course it was accompanied by that larger than life Read More

From Now On I’m Going to Be A Dick to Everyone I Meet Online

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My family and I moved recently. And much like any big change, this one came with its share of "stuff." Some good stuff. Some bad stuff. A bunch of easy stuff. And a bunch of hard stuff. And of course, plenty of bubble wrap, broken dishes and eating pizza on the floor. The move itself was easy. The tough part came when the proverbial dust settled Read More

Join Me in the #LinkFreeSunday Movement

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I've always wanted to start a movement. You know, blow something completely out of proportion and then lead the charge on fixing it without having to do any of the actual work myself. It sounds like something I could really excel at. And what better way to have a profound effect on the world? After all, that empty feeling isn't going to go away on Read More

Another Blog Post About a Bunch of Obvious Crap You Should Already Know

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When it comes to this whole online thing, I like to think of myself as the voice of reason. The Jerry Maguire of the Internet if you will. Someone not afraid to stand up and point at all of the stupid things that you do (or are about to do) as you haphazardly stumble through cyberspace. I guess you could say that it's my purpose as a writer. Or Read More