I saw Peter Shankman speak live for the first time during Blog World LA (where he delivered one of the keynote presentations). He’s a very entertaining presenter and he also has a ton of wisdom to share. What follows are the 19 lessons I took away from Peter’s presentation. This does not track exactly with the … [Read More…] 19 Lessons From Peter Shankman – Blog World LA Keynote

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Chris Brogan and Guy Kawasaki are big believers in Google Plus. So much so that they think businesses should get started today, while Google Plus is evolving. Don’t wait for everything to be figured out by Google…and by your competitors! How Does Google Plus Compare To Facebook? According to Guy Kawasaki, Facebook is for connecting … [Read More…] Google Plus for Business – Guy Kawasaki & Chris Brogan

In the last couple of days I was at a couple of events where people were asking the question, “should I move my site to self-hosted WordPress?” The blanket answer was, in both cases, “yes!”. Note: We’re discussing self-hosted here (versus hosted on WordPress.com). For more about that topic, click here: Self-hosted WordPress. I had … [Read More…] Should I Move To WordPress? [infographic]


In Part 2 (of 3) of Blogging Mistakes and Solutions, I highlight another six areas the #blogchat community (hosted by Mack Collier) highlighted as critical blogging mistakes. See here for Blogging Mistakes, part 1. What have I learned from this next set of mistakes? 1) Obsessing: In this set of mistakes, I found that “obsessing … [Read More…] 6 Blogging Mistakes You Can Easily Fix


I attended #blogchat this Sunday night, the regular chat hosted by Mack Collier (@mackcollier – see “what is #blogchat” here). This Sunday’s topic was on blogging mistakes and I found the content on this particular chat to be extremely informative. The problem: In a Twitter chat as popular as this one, the tweets stream by … [Read More…] Blogging Mistakes & Solutions From 513 Of My Closest Friends (#blogchat)

No, I’m not talking about a beer gut, those few extra pounds or getting punched in the gut here. I’m talking about using your gut for making decisions. Becoming Extinct As a decision-making tool the gut is going the way of the dinosaurs. We have tons of data-gathering tools, tried and true strategies, proven formulas, … [Read More…] Your Under-rated Gut