You may have noticed that our content moved one day earlier this week - we take Monday off for the work of Dr. Honorary Martin Luther King Jr.
By Tuesday, we started talking a lot about connections -- especially our audience connections. After Brian kicked something up about one of my favorite topics - our ability to attract the kind of customers and customers we want by thinking carefully about the types of messages we create.
The first step is to get very clear about who you are (and not). Brian has some specific exercises on how you do it.
Fear is the enemy of connection. Last Wednesday, I offered - from my point of view as a lifelong coward - some ideas on how to find courage to be more authentic, and how to deal with some of these tough days in a healthy way.
On Thursday, Robert Bruce, who has been working behind the scenes at Making Rain FM, became involved in breaking his long, public silence. If we want to get past this thought, we'll time it Groundhog Day. That's okay - he shares his thoughts on deep habits, nurturing, and when we want to create something meaningful.
There are no shortcuts here; there are no shortcuts around. You have to publish your stuff for a long time.
You have to be good , you have to be patient.
Nothing happens more than in the first year. This is probably because nothing will happen in the second or even the third year.
The sooner you understand this, the better you will. With a strong internet connection, there is no such thing as overnight fame.
You need to start with the clear Latest Mailing Database realization that you'll be released into the void - with no results to speak of - for at least two years.
As counterintuitive as it sounds, if you can do it, it will make things easier for you. Sean McCabe has a short article on this topic that you should read (or watch), well now.
simple but not easy
There's a good chance that a lot of people will read and think this is where you are way too easy. That's great, good luck, and happy halloween.
Looking back on my nearly 13 years of posting stuff to the internet, I wish someone could have put a blog post in my face like this and let me read it.
On the Unemployed podcast, Brian relishes with Andrew Warner. At Copyblogger FM, I present some detailed insights. (Sounds simple, but a lot of people need a refresher.) And in the showrunner, Jon Nastor and Jarrod Morris discuss the value behind the microphone and emerging.
As always, we love to connect with what you're doing! Please drop us a comment on the post (or posts) that most resonates with you...I look forward to connecting with you next week!