How to Stop Being Such a Pussy

What part of this thing do you want in on? Do you want to be just another blogger? One of the 900 "whatever comes after a bazillion" blogs that are currently littering up the Internet? Or do you actually have something to say? Because, here's the thing... There are only a few hundred of those out there. And if you want to be one of them, you are going to have to do something much bigger than … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Keep Your Blog Working While You Are Vacationing

Yup. That's my foot on the picture. On a side note, it was taken before I cut it up while stepping on what I have to assume was a shell. Although I've been telling everyone it was a stingray because that's sounds so much cooler. I'm a bit accident prone. Behind my foot is the Gulf of Mexico. I am writing this post while comfortably sitting back and soaking up some much needed Vitamin D with my … [Read more...]

How Julien Smith Saved My Life

Julien Smith is a good writer. Scratch that. He's a great writer. But he's a better human being. Based on my experience anyway, A few months ago I wrote a post called Is It OK to Say #%*+! on Your Blog? Julien was briefly mentioned. For those that don't follow him, he tends to drop the occasional #%*+! on his blog. In fact, he's actually quite good at it. Anyway, he caught wind of my post when I … [Read more...]

10 Habits of a Blogging Master

I decided to bring in a guest blogger for todays post. No, I'm not being lazy. I just thought it might be nice for us all to see things from a different perspective. Don't worry, I'll be back on Thursday. It'll go by fast, I promise. So, without further ado, I would like to introduce you to todays guest blogger. My dog Cali. Bark! Bark! Bark!...HA! I'm just kidding. Of course I am able to speak … [Read more...]

You and Your Blog Suck: 7 Steps to Responding to Negative Comments

I don't care how good of a writer you are. I don't care how well you plan your posts. I don't even care how fair and balanced you think you are. If you have written more than 5 blog posts on any given subject, you have likely pissed someone off at some point...and if you really pissed them off, they let you know it by leaving a negative comment on your blog about how much you suck and don't know … [Read more...]

60 Day Checkup

Two months ago I set out to change the Internet with nothing more than a bunch of neat ideas and the uncanny ability to sleep with my eyes open while typing. So far, so good. When I started, I committed to publishing a new blog post every day in order to build up a library of my content and calm the voices in my head. So far, I think I've done a pretty darn good job at both, although the second … [Read more...]

It’s a Blog with Sleeves!

We all know that Snuggies are pretty awesome but that's not really what this post is about. It's about seeing things a little different than everyone else. While the rest of us saw a blanket, Snuggles McSnuggleworth saw an opportunity. Yeah, in case you haven't figured it out, I have no idea who invented this thing and really couldn't justify spending more than about 3 seconds researching it so … [Read more...]

If Content is King, Who is the Queen?

If I hear one more person (including myself) pronounce to the world via blog, social media, morse code, smoke signal or any other form of mass communication that "Content is King" I am going to...ehhh, who am I kidding, I'm probably not going to do anything about it. Let's face it, this is one of those phrases that is drilled into our heads over and over again in this industry and that's not … [Read more...]

Is It OK to Say #%*+! on Your Blog?

I don't always have the most glamorous strategy when it comes to writing these posts every day. I generally start by verbally throwing up all over the page and then I go back a few times and shape it into the coherent masterpiece you see before you. Well, the other day while editing through my initial brain dump I found myself removing a curse from my post. Reading back what I had written, it … [Read more...]

This Weeks 5 Best Reads: Stealing Content, Social Snafu’s, E-Books, Link Building and Mitch Joel (Again)

Every morning I open up Google Reader and start rummaging through some of my favorite blogs and usually read around 25 or more posts a day. It's not just a chance to educate myself on what is happening within my industry, but it is a chance to start off the day inspired. To get in the right frame of mind. I highly recommend it to everyone...just make sure you include my RSS feed! So, today I … [Read more...]