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Content Marketing Is Not As Simple As Writing A Ton of Blog Posts Every Day

Content Marketing Is Not As Simple As Writing A Ton of Blog Posts Every Day | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

The classic sales funnel has long been used to describe website development strategy.


However, the deployment of content marketing in a sales funnel with a campaign focus is a relatively new concept to many.


It’s not as simple as writing lots of blog posts every day and distributing them on social channels.


In fact, the goal of strategic content marketing should be to identify, qualify, segment, score and, ultimately, close leads in an accelerated and predictable fashion.


In order to strategically deploy content marketing it requires the right software, a defined sales funnel and a campaign structure.


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 29, 2013 7:27 PM
Segments are usually FINANCIAL measures such as VIPs or "multi-buyers". Segments is one way to quantify groups within your marketing. Personas are another. Personas identify archetypes and group characteristics (instead of financial segments). Personas help develop creative segments make sure you make money.
Ken Morrison's comment, April 29, 2013 8:12 PM
Hi Marty. I temporarily forgot that our comments showed up on your wall as well. Yes, I was endorsing you to a business student because your posts can add fresh insight in many of her buisness courses. Thanks Marty for all of your great scoops and true curation.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 29, 2013 8:13 PM
LOL, no worries Ken and next time I get to go hiking too :). Marty
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Six ways to create great content in just 15 minutes a day

Six ways to create great content in just 15 minutes a day | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Content marketing can be an extremely complicated, time-consuming, and expensive proposition! So I came up with content options for the time-starved!


Let’s face it. Content development can be a complicated, time-consuming, and expensive proposition! So I started thinking about this in the context of my friends and small business customers who simply can’t afford that kind of effort. It led to this idea: micro-content, or creating small bits of marketing content when you don’t have time to blog, create videos or spend all day on Facebook.


Let’s examine ideas about using micro-content for your social media strategy, assuming you are testing the water and only have 15 minutes a day to devote to this activity. Hey, I’m up for a challenge!


Preparation

Like any marketing initiative, you must have a firm idea of your strategy, selling points, and target audience...


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The New Content Life Cycle: 4 Steps to a More Strategic Approach to Web Content | Content Marketing Institute

The New Content Life Cycle: 4 Steps to a More Strategic Approach to Web Content | Content Marketing Institute | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Every day we are flooded with information about the latest and greatest social and mobile platforms where people hold conversations, voice opinions, or influence others. Whether it’s Instagram, Google+, Path, or Pinterest, people are flocking to these new social networks.


But companies are now left trying to make sense of which ones they should be paying attention to, what they need to be doing in these channels to gain a competitive advantage, and how it all ties into their overall content marketing strategy.


On today’s rapidly shifting web, it’s essential that companies start to take a more holistic approach to content marketing and connect more effectively with their various stakeholders across a number of web and social channels. This “pressure to extend” has created a new strategic online content life cycle that is imperative when competing on today’s unpredictable social web — especially in light of recent changes in Google search algorithms and how they might affect established SEO strategies.


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Social Media Friendly Content Marketing [Examples]

Social Media Friendly Content Marketing [Examples] | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

The definition from "Content Marketing" is to create and shares useful narrative information to engage prospects, current customers and the public. I think each business owner should be interested to do so. [note mg]


Is your content marketing social media shareworthy? In other words, does your non-promotional content invite readers to participate and extend the conversation by commenting and sharing it with their family, friends and social media colleagues? Further, when your content’s shared, is your brand readily discernable on other platforms or via other channels (such as email)?


To help you develop social media friendly content marketing, here are three examples that use social media to engage prospects and extend their reach along with related content marketing lessons.


Make bad feedback good for business. In their own words, “the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel has been proudly disappointing travellers for forty years.” This hostel is definitely talkworthy. It’s got an amazing 182 colorful reviews on TripAdviors.


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10 Content Marketing Goals Worth Pursuing

10 Content Marketing Goals Worth Pursuing | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Content is the new buzzword, but content alone has no magical powers. It won't transform your business or get you where you need to go ... until you add one thing... Which? It's what you'll find in this excellent post with ten goals to follow! [note Martin Gysler]


Ever wonder why content marketing works so well for some businesses … and doesn’t seem to do anything at all for others?


Curious about why some content that seems great doesn’t do anything to build the business?


“Content is king” has been an online cliché for years now, but it’s not true. It’s never been true.


Content all by itself — even terrific content — is just content.


It may be entertaining. It may be educational. It may contain the secret to world peace and fresh, minty breath, all rolled into one.


But it has no magical powers. It won’t transform your business or get you where you need to go, until you add one thing …


Content marketing is a meaningless exercise without business goals.


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Answers to 43 Questions About Search, Social, Content, Conversions and More

Answers to 43 Questions About Search, Social, Content, Conversions and More | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

A great post about various subject as: SEO, Content Management, Conversions and a lot more. Very interesting. [note Martin Gysler]


I was clearly under-prepared for the amazing responses. In order to tackle such a magnitude of great questions, I'm giving myself some rules for replies.

  1. If I don't have a good answer, I won't tackle the question. For example, Nathaniel Deal asked a good one on .NET viewstates impacting SEO, and while I'd love to reply, I don't know enough about them to provide solid suggestions.
  2. No answer can be longer than two paragraphs (plus maybe an explanatory image/graphic).
  3. Everyone who asked a great question gets their tweet embedded in this post (using Twitter's nice, new embed functionality), which also gives a spiffy followed link to their tweet.
  4. Where possible, I'll provide links to content for more detail so those who are particularly interested can follow up.

Let's get started!


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Ken Morrison's comment, January 25, 2012 8:31 PM
HI Martin.
Thanks for sharing.
I really like the new Twitter embed feature. Unfortunately, I must note that it does not work well for text-to-speech because It constantly repeats the original tweet. Tiny flaw. More importantly, there is some great wisdom in this articles.
Renato Xavier - www.renatoxavier.com's comment, January 26, 2012 9:27 AM
Hey, Do you know about the challenge of SEO here in Brazil. The distpute is fierce for the term "katipsoi zunontee". http://www.renatoxavier.com/katipsoi-zunontee It is in Portuguese but you can use the translate.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 26, 2012 1:13 PM
Hi Ken,
You're welcome! I'm glad you like this post and that it is useful for you. I have not tested yet the text-to-speech fonction, but, I like this kind of acrticle and it contain a lot of interesting insights that we can use!
Cheers!
Martin
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Content Scrapers – How to Find Out Who is Stealing Your Content & What to Do About It

Content Scrapers – How to Find Out Who is Stealing Your Content & What to Do About It | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

If you have been blogging for a while, chances are you are familiar with content scrapers. Content scrapers are websites that steal your content for their own blogs without your permission. Some content scrapers will just copy the content off of your blog, but most use automated software that takes the content from your RSS feed and posts your content to their site like it is a new post.


In this post, we are going to look at some potential link building benefits to content scrapers, how to find out what sites are scraping your content, and what you can do if you want to either benefit from the linking standpoint or have them take it down.


Linking Benefits of Content Scrapers


Last week, I was happy to see that I was listed in ProBlogger’s 20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012. Within 24 hours, I received a notification in my WordPress dashboard that a page on my blog had been linked to in the post on ProBlogger’s site.


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Creating Blog Posts 101

Creating Blog Posts 101 | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

A comprehensive article on the subject, "how to create a Blog post." It gives you the procedures to be adopted to produce structured and professional articles... an amazing post! [note: Martin Gysler]

 

Content

 

This is the most important part of you blog post because it’s what your visitors have come for, so if you want them to enjoy it and come back, you need to make sure it’s up to a good standard. Having amazing knowledge is one thing, but if you can’t manage to organize it in a way that is easily understandable to your readers, then it’s completely wasted.

 

Planning

 

Before you even open up your website, you need to get yourself some good fashion pen and paper and start taking notes. Even if you don’t know the exact title of your post, you should atleast know what it’s going to be about, so put that in a circle in the middle of the page and work out from there with a spider diagram...

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Tom George's comment, December 26, 2011 8:49 AM
Hey Martin,

I hope your holiday season is going great. Did you by chance see this yet http://www.curate.us
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The Content Marketer’s Guide to Web Content

The Content Marketer’s Guide to Web Content | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

The Internet houses a wealth of information in all different forms. With so many creative avenues available to you to communicate an idea, how do you choose which medium to use?


This blog post details all of the different types of content used online and how they can each benefit you. Because it’s rather long, remember: ctrl+F is your friend.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

- Lists and Listicles

- Articles

- Photos

- Ceinemagraphs

- Infographics

- Interactive Infographics

- Video

- Video Graphics

- Kinetic Typography

- Graphs

- Quizzes

- Podcasts

- Linkbaiting

- Working with Memes

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9 Steps to Compelling Contagious Content for Your Social Media Marketing

9 Steps to Compelling Contagious Content for Your Social Media Marketing | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Why do you turn on the television? Why do you open a magazine? Why do you read the newspaper, whether it is online or folded and crumpled on your coffee table?

 

We want to be entertained, amused and educated and the reason you open the laptop, turn on the tablet or browse on the mobile, is that we are seeking information and it is called content.

 

Google earns $30 billion a year indexing and helping you find information and content. In an information age, creating content should become the focus of your marketing, whether it is for the consumer or for business...

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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Content Marketing

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Content Marketing | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Ever walk up to one of those booths at the mall to buy a new phone? Don’t you just hate the pressure that those people try to put on you?

 

I don’t know about you, but I hate that kind of sales tactics and hate people who do it to me. I hate it not only because it annoys me… but because it doesn’t work.

 

So what does work? Content marketing, which is simply giving people something valuable for free so that you can build a relationship up with them that eventually, leads to easy sales.

 

If you want easy sales, then you need to learn how to be a great content marketer. Here’s a crash course that will tell you everything you need to know.

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20 Tips To Increase Content Visibility On The Top 4 Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+

20 Tips To Increase Content Visibility On The Top 4 Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article intro:

 

With all the content and information cluttering the web, it's a constant struggle to get people's attention online. And with so many different social media channels available to marketers, it's difficult to make your content truly stand out.

 

As soon as you follow a few hundred Twitter users, a few hundred Twitter users are inundating your Twitter feed with information that may or may not pertain to you. So the question is, as a marketer, how do you cut through the clutter and direct the attention of prospects and customers to your social media content and messages?

 

To help make your content stand out, we've come up with a list of 20 tips for increasing content visibility on the top four social networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ ...


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
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Kate Hay's comment, November 19, 2011 11:23 AM
Another great scoop..I never knew about LinkedIn Answers - what a great business marketing tool.
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Creating Online Courses 101

Creating Online Courses 101 | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Blog monetization is a tough challenge for a lot of people. In this post I’ll help you overcome it.


The best way to make money with your blog (even when your traffic is low) is by selling your own digital products—especially online courses that teach people to do or achieve something.


Content marketing (blogging, social media) is the way to position yourself as an expert and build relationships with your audience. Both will make it easy for you to sell a course on your blog.


Image copyright Dmitry Vereshchagin - Fotolia.com
If you have your own products, you control the marketing, the pricing, and the content, and you take 100% of the profit. That sure beats everything else...

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Content Marketing Beginners Suggestions for Businesses: Where to Start

Content Marketing Beginners Suggestions for Businesses: Where to Start | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Did you know there is a lot of work that has to happen before one begins creating a content marketing strategy? There is and I am going to give you some strategies that will help you begin and also explain some important “non-negotiables”, as I call them.


First, Create a Team


Your business will need at the least a team of two people. This is especially true when your are writing/rewriting the content for the main pages of a website. They need to work together to create the content you need. There should be brainstorming and as they say, two brains are better than one. Seriously, this task is a two person job at a minimum.


There is Work to Be Done Before Your Team Begins:


There are no short cuts for effective and organized content marketing. The non-negotiables below have to be completed before writing begins. They apply to the writing of main content pages of a website and all other forms of content marketing.


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John van den Brink's comment, June 14, 2012 9:52 AM
Great posts Martin, thanks!
Martin Gysler's comment, June 14, 2012 3:43 PM
You're welcome John, great you like it!
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Twitter Content Strategy Guide

Twitter Content Strategy Guide | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Twitter has quickly become a favorite part of content marketing strategies employed by most businesses. The 140 character limit means that it doesn’t take much work, users have little inhibition about following quality profiles and it’s already optimized for mobile. Curating a quality Twitter feed lends itself to an answer for so many marketing questions that it would be hard to list them all here.


Still yet, lots of users have no idea how to make 140 characters count. What we end up with is Twitter feeds consisting primarily of links and quotes. Quotes are an obvious place to start when you want concise snippets of text that convey wisdom and evoke strong emotions. In fact, the most successful Twitter users are almost always inspirational, funny or educational in nature. However, followers don’t want to follow a copy of someone that’s already in their feed, and as an online influencer you don’t want to be pigeonholed.


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The Word Nerd Content Marketing Checklist | Outspoken Media

The Word Nerd Content Marketing Checklist | Outspoken Media | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Maybe you’ve been distracted lately by Tupac’s hologram stealing the show at Coachella, but if you’ll allow me, I’d like to turn the conversation to content marketing for a moment. Okay, maybe a few moments—get comfy. From the bold strategy Coca-Cola shared with the public, to debates over whether content marketing sucks, content marketing has captured quite a bit of Internet attention, and it doesn’t seem to be letting up.


But one thing I’ve noticed is most people are focusing on the marketing part, and not so much on the content part. The general consensus is that quality content is the way to high rankings, traffic, and conversions. But while I’ve read a lot of posts that say you need quality content, I haven’t seen many that outline exactly how to create it. There seems to be a disconnect between copywriting advice, and content marketing how-tos. So let’s connect those dots.


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Content Marketing in 6 Steps

Content Marketing in 6 Steps | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

This article goes on the bottom of Content Marketing. Things change very quickly and it is therefore very important to reflect the change in demand from your prospects and/or customers. This step-by-step plan, will give you a better idea of ​​what is important today and what you must do to be successful. [note Martin Gysler]


Most marketers have realised by now that they have to swap from the classic communication approach of sending & advertising to an approach based on content. But for most people the exact meaning of that is rather intangible. In order to help, we have composed a pragmatic step-by-step plan for companies to start content planning. The step-by-step plan is based on several surveys we realised in the past year. In this article we will present to you the 6 crucial steps to take in order to end up with a good content strategy.


Step 1: Topic selection


The first must is to check which domains your company can offer unique content in. This content needs to be in line with the company culture & vision, obviously. As far as this choice is concerned it is sensible to check one’s own expertise on the one hand and on the other to see how unique one is in the market.


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10 Ways Multi-blog Authors Can Stay Creative and Generate Great Posts

10 Ways Multi-blog Authors Can Stay Creative and Generate Great Posts | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

For all those who have this kind of blog they often arise the question, how to thrive while meeting the comfort and the interest of all. This post, very interesting, will give you some information about it and encourage you, if necessary, to go outside the box... I like that! [note Martin Gysler]


Keeping fresh and creative is key to keeping on top of the game when writing different blogs across various sectors, and for various clients. Working with efficient workflows, time management and organization all help to keep that valuable information harnessed to be used when you need it, but how about making sure you can produce great content on time and on demand?


Keeping creative and informed means you are working efficiently to produce content that’s engaging, informative, and, of course, profitable for you. After all, time is money when you are managing a number of blogs and clients.
Here are my top ten tips for fueling that creativity, generating ideas, and managing your time and resources.


  1. Make the info come to you—start mass reading
  2. Filing it cleverly: Other Inbox
  3. Dump it! Brain dumping for multiple sources
  4. Getting creative
  5. Find your zone and stay in it
  6. Map it!
  7. Reach out
  8. Step away from the machine! Illumination needs you
  9. Unblock yourself on time
  10. If you are really stuck, go outside the box and freestyle


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Content Marketing Boot Camp: Everything You Wanted To Know In One Post

Content Marketing Boot Camp: Everything You Wanted To Know In One Post | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Wow, an amazing post about Content Marketing. From; "What Is Content Marketing" to "Content Strategy Best Practices By Successful Brands". All what you need to know to start or improve your know-how in this area. A must read post, of sure! [notre Martin Gysler]


An offline marketing expert recently asked me for a crash course in content marketing through social media. She’d built a powerful personal brand over the years and wanted to take her analog educational resources and research and leverage them online.


The answers to her question, “What is this content marketing business, and how do I get started?” are smattered across the web. So, I compiled a “boot camp” style reading list for her, things we’d written, curated, or analyzed, drawing from work by experts like Brian Clark and Dan Zarrella. And, in true content marketing fashion, I figured why not publish that list?


Even if you’re a seasoned veteran, sometimes it’s nice to review the basics. Revisiting content marketing boot camp was a great exercise for me; I hope it is for you, too.


Ten hut!


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How To Fix Duplicate Content Penalties

How To Fix Duplicate Content Penalties | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

The issue of duplicate content is a rather contentious one in the world of Search-Engine Optimization. There were for many years – and perhaps still to this day – myths floating round about duplicate content penalties.


Essentially, folks were told that if they produced duplicate content then they would be punished, and many thought that this meant you could not syndicate content, or post the same article on your site and another. Personally I think this was a ploy by Google to deter potential spammers.


You see, back when search engines first started to become popular, it was easy to rank in the top spots for your keywords by stuffing your website full of keywords. The black hat community used the same article on multiple pages and the search engines gave them good rankings. Thankfully, the algorithms are much more sophisticated these days and so are the users...

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150+ Content Marketing & Social Media Predictions for 2012

150+ Content Marketing & Social Media Predictions for 2012 | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Let the predictions begin.

 

We had about 50 predictions for 2009. 2010 and 2011 brought hundreds more.

 

This year’s content marketing and social media predictions contain more than 150 predictions from over 75 of the leading marketing experts (a big thanks to all our contributors).

 

Here were some of the main themes of last year’s predictions:

 

Facebook will take over the world in 2011, apparently becoming an added appendage to most humans on the face of the planet. (PREDICTION = 80% correct.)...

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The 6 Stages of Exposing Yourself with Content Marketing

The 6 Stages of Exposing Yourself with Content Marketing | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

In just 10 years we’ve moved from laggards pondering whether they even wanted a website, to a circumstance where “content marketing” and “corporate storytelling” are garnering serious budgetary resources.


But have we let the pendulum swing too far? Is it always a net positive to create and give away content on behalf of your company? Those were the questions examined by Joe Pulizzi and me a few weeks ago at Blogworld in Los Angeles. We also created and gave away for free a Content Marketing Testing Guide.

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Social Media: If Content Is King, Then Storytelling Is Queen. 18 Checkpoints To Consider.

Social Media: If Content Is King, Then Storytelling Is Queen. 18 Checkpoints To Consider. | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

In my previous post, I touched on content marketing and I emphasized throughout the post the importance of quality content. But what does that mean? If content is king, surely storytelling must be queen! What do I mean by this? I think storytelling is an important part of blogging. I have read many blogs, articles and as I step back to reflect on those that I would consider to be the cream of the crop, I can identify three components to online storytelling. Furthermore, each component has 6 key checkpoints. The three components are:

 

- The Story - the actual content and substance of the blog;
- The Goals – as it relates to the post and what you are trying to achieve with the audience; and
- The Delivery- how the content is conveyed.

 

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7 Income Streams of a Social Media Manager & Consultant | Social Media Today

7 Income Streams of a Social Media Manager & Consultant | Social Media Today | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Not 1 . . .Not 2 . . . but 7! There's even more than that available but I just thought I would tell you about 7 possible income streams you can benefit from as a Social Media Manager & Consultant. Jobs in Social Media have never been so abundant. Right now with the world economy the way it is businesses are increasingly turning their backs on high cost traditional marketing techniques like print which are down by almost 15% from 2 years ago.

 

Companies in 2011 and 2012 are actively looking toward cost effective ways of increasing awareness and driving custom into their businesses i.e.Social Media. Social Media Managers and Consultants are in such high demand that 69% of UK businesses ALONE intend to take on a Social Media Community Manager in the next 12 months...

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The 5 Keys to Content Marketing Mastery

The 5 Keys to Content Marketing Mastery | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

What does it take to be the best?


The best copywriter, the best graphic designer, the best blogger, the best content marketer?


The off-the-cuff answer is 10,000 hours, popularized by the great Malcolm Gladwell book Outliers. That’s what you need to become a renowned concert violinist, a brilliant mathematician, a chess grandmaster, a Pulitzer-winning novelist.


That’s 20 hours a week for 10 years.


You may respond to this one of two ways. You might get depressed and re-consider applying for that barista job at Starbuck’s. Or you may decide to sit down and start plunking away at those hours.

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Kate Hay's comment, November 18, 2011 6:04 PM
Great post - copyblogger.com also has a great list of resource blogs...working on staying in flow mode.
Martin Gysler's comment, November 18, 2011 6:24 PM
Thanks Kate! I like the copyblogger blog it's one of the best one!