I hope you enjoy the weekend. It was a great sunny day (as usual) here in Tenerife. When stumbling (↑) (after coming back from the beach) I found a blog post with a well depicted, futuristic view of “How we might be able to use Google® in the future!”
I left a comment as well, ... privacy concerns, and that kind of thoughts. However, I like the idea to have Google in my pocket, always ready to answer my questions.
It is the norm to think a virus or an infection is something very bad. This is true for most cases, but my ‘blogger-friend’Aaron Potts writes on his Blog today, that you actually should seek to get infected by a very special kind of virus.
I was drawn into his article right away and thought that you could benefit from that great post, too.
I have introduced my Fake Tit For Tat Blog Carnival in January as a means of saying “Thank You” to those editors that have used my posts. I thought it's time to do this right now. Therefore, I split February in 2 parts and will list the rest of the carnivals at the end of this month.
The main benefits of being present in the Carnival-O-Sphere is that you get more exposure easily. I just made up that term Carnival-O-Sphere. It doesn't take long to submit your current post to Blogcarnival.com. The Pro-Bloggers actually outsource that part and have their assistants do that rather simple task.
1. You get new readers.
Although this heavily depends on the quality and popularity of the Carnival. There are basically 2 types of carnivals in my opinion:
Just in case you don't know, Bob Parsons, is the founder and CEO of GoDaddy.com, proud Ex-Marine, self-made multi-millionaire and responsible for building and growing his small domain business startup into a world leading registrar. Bob wrote on BobParsons.com (his personal Blog, which was actually much more personal in the early days) that it was not easy, and he blew away a fortune, before GoDaddy became profitable.
Are you a sharing person? Do you sometimes talk too much and someone else catches it and they sell it as theirs? This can happen in business and very much in corporate life. Oh boy, some people would sell their wife, kids, and mother-in-law to get a 3 second spotlight on them in order to impress their boss.
But how much of your ideas should you share with others? I think this can be applied to both the business world and also if you are in a corporate structure. Because, … bottom line is:
“It's all about selling!
Selling products or selling yourself! (in the corporate world)”
You might be aware of two pieces of advice.
Share your best ideas with your prospects and customers... for free. --Eben Pagan
Keep your best ideas secret. --John W. Furst
Sounds like a contradiction!
Not really, all you need to do is to expand the second quote.
Keep your best ideas secret… as long as you cannot use them for selling your products, service, talent, whatever. --John W. Furst
Wait till you are ready to monetize your ideas and make them your brand. You also can share your ideas in a circle with colleagues, friends, like-minded business people, who you know of won't do you any harm. Because the interaction with like minded, success oriented people (not suckers, and a…) will increase your creativity and productivity.
That's it for today.I though a short, concise Blog post is better than no Blog post. Right? I hope you find this advice useful. Apropos usefulness! There is a Tip Jar on this Blog.
Just kidding! No, it's actually there.
Some stranger rang my door bell this morning. I opened and he told me the sad story of his family. I felt it's a true story, I could practice (my poor) Spanish, … so I gave him some cash. Made me feel better, and you know what? I forgot that someone actually made me angry this morning.
You should do that too from time to time. (Here's the Tip Jar). Again, just kidding.
I am kind of in a funny mode today, but actually I have to catch a plane to London later today. Little trip to visit my wife, who happens to be there right now. I can't wait to get her back here full-time.
The Conversion Doctor Eric Graham reveals results from his headline testings that he has performed during the last 12 month. You know, that increasing the conversion ratio of your web site is a key strategy to outperform you competitors and to increase your sales volume.
Eric Graham is a leading authority in this field. Top copywriters like Michael Fortin are saying about Eric,
“I not only listen, when Eric speaks, I also take notes!”