9 Tips to Knock Out Blogger’s Block

Writing is hard. There's no way around that. Everyone gets stuck at least once in a while and needs a little nudge to get them going. I'm going to share a few ideas that I use frequently to help bust through writer's block. But, first, why should you even care about blogging? Why Your Business…

Thinking Boxes and Bleeding Ears

Fingernails on a blackboard. That sound foam makes when it's just creaking and on the edge of snapping. Gum smackers. And anytime someone says "Let's think outside of the box." These are all things that make my ears want to bleed. Why people in business continue to use this idiotic expression eludes me. Maybe it's…

Fear of Writing – The Typo and the Typo Pointer-Outer

Typos (and grammar concerns) terrify folks into paralysis when it comes to writing. What if I make a mistake? Use the wrong word? I don't know where the commas go. Semi-colons?!?!? OMFG, kill me. This fear keeps many folks who would otherwise be fantastic contributors to blogs, social media sites, and elsewhere from sharing insights…

The Problem With Great Content

Great versus useful content for content marketing

Nearly every piece of advice you read about content and inbound marketing includes the words “great” and “content” in sequence or at least in close proximity. I am all for great content – great content whether whimsical or serious or funny or informative or entertaining or whatever is, well, great. And great is good. It’s…

3 Things (2 That Bug Me) About Content Marketing

About 5 or 6 years ago, I had an idea to do a video series: 3 Things in 3 Minutes (yeah, rocket science, I know) to bring user-generated content in. While I might eventually pick back up on that idea again, started thinking to myself, "Self, why not do something like 3 things Thursday and…