Having trouble developing unique angles for your content and copy?
Check out Are You Trapped in Black-and-White Thinking over at Lateral Action.
The post uses a baffling optical illusion (and some nifty graphics work by Tony Clark) to get us to challenge our own rigid perceptions… which is the first step to innovative content and copy. And it won’t cost you a dime.
Here are three other things you need to check out:
- Jonathan Fields released the free Fire Fly Manifesto, which may be exactly what you need to read if you fear losing your job (or you hope to leave it). Fields is also making a ridiculously generous offer for those who pre-order his upcoming book Career Renegade. This book is excellent (and I’m not just saying that because I’m featured in it).
- Have you seen Tip’d? It’s a Digg-like site focused exclusively on financial news, ideas, and tips. I’ve been waiting for these niche vertical social media news communities to pop up, and it’s starting. Now you know why no one wants to buy Digg for big money… because it too is a niche vertical social media news community… for hostile little boys.
- The Thesis Theme for WordPress is perfect for beginners who want to change layout and other theme elements without coding, and it’s extremely powerful for advanced designers. For the rest of us in the middle, “Sugar” Rae Hoffman provides a killer tutorial on how to use the built-in Thesis “hooks” (hooks are basically sections of the theme broken into easily-modifiable parts) without becoming a code jockey.
Coming up tomorrow, we’ve got the first ever Copyblogger interview. My victim is Dan Pink, author of Free Agent Nation, A Whole New Mind, and Johnny Bunko. We’ll chat about an effective form of persuasion you might not have considered before.
See ya then.