Copyblogger Weekly Wrap: Week of December 6, 2010

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This week, the sky decided that it was sick of my crap and dropped like a foot of snow on me all at once. I guess I shouldn’t complain. I live in northeast Ohio. Although this deluge is extremely annoying, it’s hardly surprising given our state motto: “So, are you ready to kill yourself yet?”

So instead of leaving the house today, I’ll start the tractor (trying not to catch it on fire like I did two years ago) and plow the driveway. And, you know, write Copyblogger wrap-ups to keep warm — because this isn’t just a blog; it’s a small piece of digital Texas.

Everything here is bigger, warmer, and more likely to involve the death penalty.

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Copyblogger Weekly Wrap: Week of November 29, 2010

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I didn’t write the Wrap last week because Brian didn’t figure many people would be cruising Copyblogger over the holiday weekend, but I think that’s just yet another ethnocentric case of an American arrogantly assuming that his readership isn’t entirely composed of obsessive-compulsive Danish copywriting sailors with a high-bandwidth nautical Wi-Fi connection onboard their schooners.

And to that I say, Tillykke med fødselsdagen!

While I hobble off to the shop to get a fresh quill and have my peg-leg replaced (and naturally to flip each light switch I encounter along the way exactly seventeen times), you can check out what happened this week on Copyblogger:

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Copyblogger Weekly Wrap:
Week of November 15, 2010

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It’s official… this will be my last year for doing this “falling back” thing with the clocks. In the spring, I’m “springing forward” and then never changing again. Of course, I’ll then be an hour late for everything over the winter, but I figure the damage will be minimal because I have TiVo.

So if I ever forget to write the Wrap or forget to repay a loan, or to shower, this is why. But remember, you can’t yell at me about it because it’s like my religion or something.

While it lasts, here’s my summary of what happened this week on Copyblogger:

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What’s Your Story?

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Back in early 2009, Naomi Dunford of Ittybiz announced that she’d taken on a guinea pig. And, because it was Naomi’s guinea pig, it had a fair amount of attitude and tended to swear a lot.

This guinea pig explained its presence in the IttyBiz big picture by telling a story about what online marketing looked like from the average customer’s perspective:

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Copyblogger Weekly Wrap:
Week of November 8, 2010

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Earlier this week, I went to Target and noticed that they’d already put up the Christmas decorations. Have a look.

This was just a few days into November. I’m not ready to think about Christmas! I’m offended at the implication that I should be thinking about Christmas. I’m offended that they seem to think I’m dumb enough to think they’re just trying to decorate. Be honest, Target. Make the signs read simply, “Consume!”

This marketing thing has gone too far! We must stop buying things and telling people to buy things! Revolution! Let’s spearhead a return to bows and arrows and caves and river water!

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Copyblogger Weekly Wrap:
Week of November 1, 2010

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Because I like to 1) flout convention and 2) live in the past, I thought it’d be appropriate to do my Halloween bit here now, nearly a week late.

This year, while trick-or-treating with my kids and noticing the many older kids trying to cash in, I started to wonder at what age trick-or-treating becomes unacceptable and creepy. Can you still do it at 18? Maybe, if you don’t have a beard. But how about 34? It all reminds me of a Mitch Hedberg joke about how adults aren’t supposed to go down slides, so if you find yourself at the top of one, you have to act like you got there accidentally. How’d I get up here, dammit? Oh well, I guess I have to go down. Whee!

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