Posts Tagged ‘internet’
About a week about, I put out a question on Twitter and Facebook on what to do about writer’s block. With thanks to all who responded, there were two reasons for the question.
The first reason is to try to re-establish some sort of conversational tone with the folks that I follow / that follow me. I used to be able to have long conversations with people online, and then it instantly stopped (leading to the abrupt end of a ‘sure thing’ project, the Daily Quote & Question).
The second reason was to hopefully open up some curiosity on the subject. If it worked and you are curious, you can check out my new project which works as a ‘cure’ for writer’s block. ‘Random Topics To Combat Writer’s Block‘ is yet another work in progress, so I’m also asking for feedback as to whether it viable, sustainable, and/or looks like it could be profitable.
Call me a big time photographer . . . or not.
A picture of my son sitting on the bench at a junior high basketball game (the kid slouched down so you can’t see his number) has been selected for the image for a blog post at The Consumerist blog “EA Decides NBA Jam Is Unworthy Of Roster Updates.”
Much love and shoutouts to Phil Villarreal for writing the post and (I’m assumming) selecting the image. Much saddeness goes out to those pours souls hoping to see ‘Melo passing to Amare for an ON FIRE dunk wearing the colors of the New York Kinckerbockers
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry at Business Insider has an article profiling 26-year old millionaire author Amanda Hocking. Hocking did not sign a big deal with a publisher who gives her huge advances. She self-publishes her novels and has found a popular following on Amazon.com and the Kindle reading device and platform only.
Amazon only takes 30% of sales money for its Kindle platform, so Hocking gets to keep the huge amount of 70% of her book sales, and she sells around 100,000 copies of her books per month. Even with book prices between $.99 and $3, the sheer volume makes a difference.
And being prolific and cheap looks like a good formula to help the
popularity of this independent author. She has 9 self-published books, and they seem to be about vampirey things, which probably helps. Check out one and see for yourself.
What are you doing to break through the noise around your business and bring attention to youself?
Trying to get back to fresh ideas and posts, but in the meantime, here’s another addition of This & That’s . . .
Mary Jo Asmus offers up ten little “ings” that improve your leadership . . .
The Evil HR Lady asks “Is your “diverse” team destroying itself . . .”
I’ve written about talented people getting away with bad behavior in the past, but Seth Godin’s blog post for the day reminds us that bad behavior is not an indicator of talent . . .
. . . and we go back a few month to a post I stumbled upon in my saved folder, with Nicholas Bate on 38 Ways To Get What You Want.
A new work week is here, a new four-pack of This & That’s await below . . .
Seth Godin may no longer be publishing books, but he’s still posting to his blog, and offers up thoughts on whether or not to put it all on the line, and the problems you may face . . .
Jealous of Ashton Kutcher’s millions of followers on Twitter? Details at Mashable on a study conducted at Northwestern University that determined that celebrities with millions of Twitter followers are mostly ignored, resulting in very little if any actual influence . . .
. . . and while we’re talking celebrities and Twitter, you will not be receiving updates from the green from your favorite golfers at the 2010 Ryder Cup, as U.S. captain Corey Pavin and European counterpart Colin Montgomerie have placed a ban on all social media posting to keep players focused on the actual three-day competition.
Lessons and learning seem to be the theme for the blog posts and stories I picked for today’s edition of ‘This & That’s . . .’
On his ‘Leadership & Learning Blog’, Kevin Eikenberry gives managers and leaders a great lesson in How to Deal with a Complacent Person . . .
On his ‘Three Star Leadership Blog’, Wally Bock offers up the difference between delegating work to your employees and dumping work on your employees . . .
When it comes to business and job creation, G.L. Hoffman at ‘What Would Dad Say’ says to “Show people it is ok to have moxy . . .”
. . . and finally, a high school in Cincinnati and a high school in Syracuse will teach us once and for all whether teens will buy carrots from a vending machine.
As I prep for what I expect to be a very hectic end of the week, I wanted to share a few ‘This & That’s’ just in case I can’t get in another post this week . . .
You can order this poster showcasing various business cards from fake employees from some of the fake companies you may love or hate from movies and TV shows you may love or hate . . .
One of my favorite blogs Dumb Little Man offers up sound advice with 10 Ways To Earn the Respect of Others . . .
Would Would Dad Say weighs in on how the New York Jets are handling their PR in the wake of mishandling relations with a female reporter, and highlights that they often write memos for how men should deal with women in the workplace, and rarely the other way around . . .
. . . and finally, if you’ve got a lot of spare time and an active Netflix account, maybe you can join the proud ranks of people who have rated over 50,000 movies.
I’m on a roll, getting in another session of ‘This & That’s’ as a third posts for the day . . .
Got goals? Want to share them with the world? Derek Sivers in a recent TED Talk says to keep your mouth shut . . .
Don’t let the lingo scare you away. You know enough to follow this excleent post on ‘9 Life Lessons From Texas Hold’em’ from Hunter Nuttall.com . . .
CAREEREALISM-Approved Expert, Andy Robinson offers up ‘An Action Tip for Dealing with Procrastination’ . . .
. . . and why not . . . we’ll wrap up with Lady Gaga’s meat dress.