7 Practical Marketing Productivity Links

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This week on The Lede

  • When Should We Add Marketing?
  • The Best Procrastination Tip Ever
  • Take a Hot Shower. Get Creative.
  • Want More Social Shares? Don’t Ignore These 3 Things …
  • The 13 Minute, 33 Second Website
  • 20 Days to a High-Quality, Highly-Engaged Twitter Following
  • One Piece of Indispensable Writing Advice

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When Should We Add Marketing?
Mr. Godin’s answer to this question is simple, but not easy. He argues that the age we now inhabit has turned the tables on the discipline of marketing products, services, and ideas. The Mad Men are gone, as is the way they brought products into the public eye.

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The Best Procrastination Tip Ever
“Your first thought as you look at this article will be, ‘I’ll read this later.’ But don’t. Let the urge to switch to a new task pass. Read this now. It’ll take you two minutes. It’ll save you countless hours.” With those words, Mr. Babauta opens a deceptively simplistic article on how to stop procrastinating. Right now.

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Want More Social Shares? Don’t Ignore These 3 Things …
Heeding the advice in this article from Ms. Jones can 1. gain you readers, and 2. save you time. That’s really all that needs to be said about it, in my estimation …

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Take a Hot Shower. Get Creative.
It’s an old trick that’s been furthering the careers of writers everywhere since the invention of modern plumbing: If you’re stuck on the page, get in the shower. Ms. Iezzei explores this and a few other useful creativity “hacks” in this interview with Jonah Lehrer.

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The 13 Minute, 33 Second Website
In a quick and practical video, Ms. Wilson shows how she created her own custom business website in just a few minutes with the Prose theme for WordPress. Oh, and she didn’t need to touch a line of code to do it …

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20 Days to a High-Quality, Highly-Engaged Twitter Following
Just starting on Twitter? Mr. Patel — in his usual thorough fashion — has laid out a specific plan, on a specific timeline, in order to acheive a specific goal from your prescence on Twitter. Got 20 days?

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One Piece of Indispensable Writing Advice
Mr. Goins delivers with this sophisticated writing plan that “works anywhere, at anytime” and — I would add — for any writer. At its core, the work of a writer really only comes down to one thing, and this is it.

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  1. When did you guys decide to start publishing a post like this? I haven’t checked the blog out for a bit. Not that I’m complaining, I’ve found posts like this to be INCREDIBLY useful and I’ve found some great articles this way that I might never have seen. :)

  2. The series of blog posts you have posted are helpful and a good source of inspiration for bloggers and writers. I found the article by Mr Patel particularly helpful because I haven’t given myself much time to understand tweeter. Mr Goins also gives simple but highly effective tips.

    Thank you

  3. It was nice watching Ms. Wilson set up a website using the Prose theme. Prose looks awesome! Thanks for the links.

  4. Yes, I like also if someone else has taken time and posted some helpful and interesting links to interesting articles, the problem is that posts like that can be very time consuming as you start out reading one post but you actually end up reading seven posts J

  5. Got to love those list type posts. I learned a lot in the past months, but you really need to spend literally years to experience what a true relationship with your following is. Baby steps, one at a time. I follow every blog post of Seth Godin and I’m glad i see one of his posts in your list.

  6. Great links, I have used Prose before and its crazy how easy it is to edit. I recommend it to anyone wanting to set up a nice looking site on a budget. Now comes the inevitable hours upon hours of reading and learning other new techniques….I swear I will get some work done today!

  7. Thanks, Robert. You’re a good man.

  8. I liked your weekly ‘The Lede’ so much that I started to do a curation post on
    my blog! It’s really a great way to learn from bloggers I might never have ran
    into otherwise.

    It’s true, as Hando mentioned above that it gets you started reading several
    posts instead one but I just get back to it at a more convenient time if I have to,
    it’s worth it!

    I wonder about the meaning of ‘Lede’?

    Thanks Robert,

    Fran

    Fran