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Exercising the completion muscle

It’s one thing to start a project, it’s another to stick to it until completion. But every time we hang in till we’re done, we reinforce a valuable habit. Through exercise we strengthen our completion muscle.

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Quick! How to test your freelance / consulting blog right now!

Potential clients and associates judge us as freelancers and consultants by what they see online. When a blog is not reliably updated, it reflects on our professionalism. We appear unreliable and undisciplined.

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Thought-Leader Content: How to find studies and other relevant thought-leader input fast!

When you find informative and / or provocative content beyond your own (or your company’s own) experience, you have the input to spark your own extraordinary content easily. Consider the following types of resources as jumping-off points for your creativity and insights.

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Edit your blog posts? Yes or no?

The dominant attitude on the internet seems to be that editing and rewrites are unnecessary, even undesirable. Spontaneity is the order of the day. But I edit most everything I write because it represents me as a professional writer.

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Crappy blog comments: A peek behind the curtain

As someone who maintains a blog, I’ve decided to “pull back the curtains,” as they say in the world of marketing experts, so you can see the types of comments I receive for my blog. As a result, I hope to motivate us all to write more useful comments on the blogs of others.

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Planning your New Year’s resolutions

Some gurus recommend completing and queuing all of next year’s ezines before this year is over. This practice strikes me as sterile because it does not allow for the ah-ha moments when new topics appear.

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Become a blog superstar: it could happen to us?

The movie “Julie and Julia” raises a momentuous question for us bloggers: how did Julie build a huge readership for her blog and get her own feature story and photo in the New York Times when it appears she put forth no publicity effort whatsoever?

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