The Copyblogger Gratitude List — Happy Thanksgiving!

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“Shouldn’t I be grateful for something other than Tivo? And Lost?”
~ Christine Kane, “What the Hell Am I Doing with My Life”

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the U.S., a holiday traditionally dedicated to heroic feats of overeating, football watching, and avoiding delicate topics of conversation with family members.

But I’m told that before the development of these fine traditions, the holiday was supposed to be about gratitude.

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The Truth About Getting Rich Quick

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“Ask your physician how to feel good, and he’ll look you squarely in the eye and say, ‘Eat right and exercise.’ Yet for every dollar spent in fitness centers, Americans spend nineteen dollars on cocaine.

“The reason? Two seconds after you snort cocaine you feel like Superman. Two weeks of diet and exercise just makes you hungry and sore.”

~ Roy H. Williams, The Wizard of Ads

Of course you want to do it the fast, easy way.

You’re smart. You’re a human being. Smart human beings want to do it the fast, easy way.

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The Simple Way to Get Everything You Want From Online Marketing

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I want to tell you a story about two women.

One is my hairdresser and the other is my massage therapist.

Of the two, I have a stronger connection with my massage therapist. I see her more often, she’s closer to my age, and well, there’s just a certain bond that develops when you get naked that often with a person.

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How to Beat “Invisible Content Syndrome”

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If you had known how hard it would be when you first started your blog, would you have done it at all?

You had a topic you cared about. You thought you had something to say. And you had $10 to register a domain name.

But you’ve been writing (and writing and writing) and it’s all just words into the void.

No readers. No tweets. No stumbles. No comments.

Just … silence.

I hate to break this to you, but you have Invisible Content Syndrome. Fortunately, this condition is curable.

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3 Steps to Take Yourself from Good to Great

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In a good economy, you can do reasonably well with “good enough.”

Good enough design, good enough marketing, good enough skills.

When demand is high and dollars are sloshing around, there’s a market for Decent. Capable. Adequate. Acceptable.

Unfortunately, we’re not in a good economy. We’re in a wretched economy. Industries all over the world are falling like bowling pins, and “good enough” professionals in all fields are scrambling.

There’s always room at the top, the guru says smugly. Don’t you want to smack that guy sometimes? How are you supposed to get to the top? And how are you supposed to pay your bills until you figure that out?

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Announcing the Prose Theme for WordPress

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You may have seen recently that we merged StudioPress, creator of the powerful Genesis theme framework, into Copyblogger Media. Why did we do it?

I can sum it up for you in a single phrase: because we’re control freaks.

With Genesis, we saw an opportunity to create WordPress themes that were tailored exactly to our customers’ needs and desires.

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