The Introvert’s Guide to Launching a Successful Podcast


Demian Farnworth is an introvert. Demian Farnworth is also a successful podcaster.

In case you were under the false impression that those two couldn’t go together, we offer up this insightful episode of The Lede.

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The Difference Between B2B and B2C Marketing (and Other Questions)


What tools does the content marketer need to stay organized? What to do about subscribers who aren’t confirming their opt-in?

And what’s the difference in approach between B2B and B2C marketing?

Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer host Sonia Simone answers these questions (and a few more) this week …

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How Chief Content Officer Sonia Simone Writes


Coral-coiffed marketer and prolific online publisher Sonia Simone stopped by The Writer Files on Rainmaker.FM this week to share her writing secrets with us.

Ms. Simone is co-founder and Chief Content Officer of Copyblogger Media, as well as an educator, speaker, and the devious mastermind behind the podcast Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer.

Sonia appeared in The Writer Files written series on Copyblogger and stopped by again to drop some writerly wisdom on us.

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Clean Up Your Sidebar!


Does your sidebar look like a cluttered closet that’s stuffed to the gills with distracting ads, images, and text?

Time to unpack your sidebar, look at everything you’ve put there, and consider whether or not it’s pulling its weight.

The result of your efforts? A sidebar that’s good for business.

This week on Hit Publish, host Pamela Wilson invited three Copyblogger experts to share their best advice on cleaning up your sidebar once and for all.

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The 10 Rules of Rough Drafts


Rough Draft host Demian Farnworth is about to destroy the lie that suggests your first draft must be perfect. The illusion that great copy is born in a single moment of white hot inspiration.

One of the most famous white-hot inspiration ambush stories in American literary history involves Jack Kerouac, Beat Generation pioneer.

As the legend has it, Kerouac wrote On the Road, a 293-page novel, in three coffee-fueled weeks on one long, flowing scroll.

Now, that is true. He did do that. But it’s not the full truth.

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5 Smart Content Strategies from a Stellar Marketer of Ideas

Quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson -- 'We should all build libraries of thought for ourselves, not knowing how we might use them in the future'

Marketers tend to get very caught up in thinking about how to persuade people to buy a product or service. Which makes sense … but it’s often jumping the gun.

Because it’s quite common (and perhaps increasingly so) that we have to market our ideas — and connect our beliefs with those of our audience — before we can do any business.

Which is why, for my money, one of the greatest content marketers working today is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

You think your product or service is a hard sell? Try astrophysics. (So many science, so many math.)

Or even worse, scientific literacy. Challenging your own confirmation biases and saying good-bye to certainty. Yeah, that’s a door-buster.

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