Can’t believe it is Friday already. And as I’ve been doing for the last few weeks, I thought I’d wrap things up with a synopsis and some stuff I found from around the Interwebz.
First up, from the homefront:
- Why Every Blogger Should Be A Freelancer First. Jumping from zero into info marketing without any in-between is pretty dang hard. Starting up a freelance operation is a much more sensible way to get started.
- Are You Guest Posting At The Expense Of Your Blog?
- How To Send Mass Email Without Subscribing To The Likes Of Aweber or Mailchimp. For those of you with in-house lists where Aweber isn’t a real option.
Also, next week, I’ll be (likely) launching a new thing I’ve been working on. I wanted to get a head start on it, and so far I’ve recorded 10 videos for it. Lots more to do.
Oh, and when I say “launch”… this isn’t a paid thing. Totally, 100%, free. But, of course, I’d be tickled if you’d share the hell out of it when we get started? Cool. M’kay.
I’m Speaking At Blogworld
For those of you who might not know, I’ve been involved with the Blogworld Expo for a little bit now. In fact, I’m running the monetization track for the 4th time in New York City in June.
This time is a bit different… because I’ll also be speaking.
This isn’t the first time I’ve spoken at Blogworld, but it is the first time I’ve been both track leader and speaker. In the past, I haven’t even put my hat into the ring to speak because… well, it seemed odd to propose a session for my own track. It’d be like, “Hey, yeah… I recommend myself!”.
But, this time… after talking with Rick and Deb about it, there was a particular session that we thought really need to be on this track, for the purposes of well-rounded content. And that is… an overview of ALL the blog monetization options. And, rather than try to match a speaker to a track, it seemed easier if I just do it myself.
And so I am. It is going to be a fast-paced session, because I’m going to need to cover a ton of monetization options for blogs – as well as give actionable advice on each – in less than an hour. But, I’m up for it.
But, I’m one of a BUNCH of speakers…. and the monetization track is shaping up to be awesome. I’ve already got Pat Flynn confirmed, Adam Baker, and several others. Two more I’m working on – and I can’t wait to share the news with ya.
So, see ya in New York?
I’m on Pinterest. Figuring it out. Pinning things. Doin’ my thang.
The rumors are true, BTW. It does drive traffic. I just started using it last night and I’m already seeing people shoot over here.
Anyway, care to follow me on Pinterest. I’ll be your best friend.
From The Net
What Happens When Your Site is Featured on the Front Page of Yahoo? Plus: How to Get National Press
Killer post from Jamie Tardy over on ThinkTraffic. Think press would help your blog? You betcha. Check this out. And, Jamie will be having a post here on DavidRisley.com next week. Stay tuned.
Launch Watch: WordPress Ate My Post Edition
Jade has another resource-packed “Launch Watch” for you. Oh, and thanks for the mention of the podcast, Jade.
Blogging Continues To Grow
For all those “blogging is dead” folks… suck it.
9 Hard-Hitting Content Strategies for Small Business Blogging
Freakin’. Killer. Post. ‘Nuf said. Neil (from Quicksprout) offers some cool strategies that I’ve never thought of – and I’ve been doing this a long time.
Stay inspired. Make things happen.