Copyblogger Weekly Wrap: Week of March 14, 2011

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Last week, I was in Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest conference. Which meant that I did absolutely no conferencing and instead just hung out with people and caught up with both old and new friends.

One of those old friends was Copyblogger founder Brian Clark, who told me he’d received the Copyblogger weekly wrap I’d written for last Saturday, but that he wouldn’t run it unless I bested him in an American Gladiators style competition wherein we’d attempt to knock each other off of the roof of Sonia’s rental house using giant padded Q-Tips.

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Copyblogger Weekly Wrap: Week of February 28, 2011

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I had this weird dream last night that I was at the Copyblogger party at SXSW, and Brian was in a huff because he wanted a wizard at the party. So a guy dressed like a wizard shows up with a wand and a hat with stars on it. And Brian was all, “I need a REAL WIZARD so he can turn these POP TARTS into GOLD!”

But just then, the fake wizard pulled off the disguise and it’s really Shari Lewis and her puppet Lambchop. As you might imagine, the debate over authentic wizardry was pretty much over, as Shari smacked Brian with Lambchop and a 400-person Battle Royale ensued.

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Copyblogger Weekly Wrap: Week of February 21, 2011

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I’m just now getting around to booking my flight and hotel for South by Southwest, but I’m excited to be doing it at all because it’s one of the best networking events of the year. And by “networking,” I of course mean eating giant cupcakes, visiting funky coffee shops, and somehow sending Pace Smith into hysterics by getting Problogger’s Darren Rowse to walk into a room and loudly say, “Maple syrup!” Don’t ask.

Ah, business. It’s best when it’s not business.

If you’re going to be there too, be sure to look me up. I’ll be the one who got tricked into getting Copyblogger Media brand names tattooed on my forehead.

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Copyblogger Weekly Wrap: Week of February 14, 2011

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This Monday was Valentine’s Day, which is one of those rare days my wife Robin and I go out without the kids and then realize that we’ve forgotten how to converse without being constantly interrupted.

So, in an attempt at some sense of normalcy, I started banging my silverware on the table and demanding to be taken to the bathroom every five minutes. Then I ordered something we both knew I wouldn’t eat and played with it while Robin negotiated with me for three more bites. Eventually we got tired, threw my congealed mac and cheese in a styrofoam box, and dropped it in the parking lot before going home reasonably content.

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Copyblogger Weekly Wrap: Week of February 7, 2011

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I’ve been hard at work this week on Profitable Idealism, my new venture with Pace Smith, who coincidentally wrote Thursday’s post below. It’s all about combining altruistic, selfless motives with business aims, and so naturally it got me thinking about how I can help the Copyblogger community while making tons of money doing so.

So maybe you’ll end up with a Ferrari, and I’ll get an all red billiard room with a giant stuffed camel and a disco room with my own disco dancers. I’m giddy just thinking about it… this must be what Santa feels like!

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Copyblogger Weekly Wrap: Week of Janaury 31, 2011

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So Copyblogger finally has a Facebook page.

I suspect that this has to do with psychology more than public relations. I mean, sure, Copyblogger has a lot of subscribers. On Twitter, it has a lot of followers and gets a lot of retweets. But does it have any friends? Does it have any fans? Well, it does now, and it’s about time….

Which leads me to conclude that Facebook today is kind of like a McDonald’s birthday party when you were a kid. All you have to do if you want friends is to sign up, and stay away from the clown. Now, if we could only get a PlayPlace around here. I have my fingers crossed that they’ll spring for the big slide, but Brian keeps arguing for a ball pit.

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