Do you remember the horrific scene in the movie Halloween when Michael Myers (butcher knife in hand) is following Jamie Lee Curtis down the dark street? Yeah, the one where he’s slowing gaining ground on her as she’s trying to run away?
I don’t know about you, but when I heard about Google+ I thought to myself “Oh great, another social network to sign up for and deal with.” In fact, I was *this* close to just ignoring the invite I received.
Even though I was severely let down with Google Wave (RIP), I decided to give Plus a shot since it was a Google product. I figured, it *is* Google after all – would they really put themselves in a positiion to follow up Wave with another lemon?
If you’re anything like me, you are struggling with, or have struggled with, the reality that you’re the skinny kid who’s hiding in the shower costume at the school dance.
You’re hearing me – all 5 foot nothing, 100-pound nothing Daniel Larusso from the Karate Kid. He’s the one with his sweat pants pulled up to his armpits, a black eye and who got a raw egg smashed over his forehead.
Excuse me while I take a minute to get started. I’m still kinda laughing at the post title I’ve chosen here, and you’re probably wondering why in the world I would choose it.
Most bloggers want to make a name for themselves, and to establish readership – but I promised a few months back to make my blog personal and fill it with transparency.
Thousands of people a day make the leap of faith to become the next internet superstar by creating a blog. Some of those folks are businesses trying to do the online thing, while many are simply trying to establish themselves on the internet.
Whatever the case may be, there are some definitive steps in building a successful blog – but in order to do that, let’s define what “success” actually is.
If you’re anything like me, you periodically find yourself in front of your computer, with your WordPress dashboard open, staring at your monitor like a deer in headlights.
You’re having content brainfarts.
There you sit, experiencing content emaciation, with little direction on which way to go. You had all of these great ideas, and now that you’re on the main stage of starting a blog post… you freeze.