This week on The Lede …
- What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
- Why Crowded Coffee Shops Fire Up Your Creativity
- The Best Time to Tweet
- Do You Own Your Kid’s Domain Name?
- 13 Built-In WordPress Options that Online Publishers Need to Know …
- The Psychology of Color
- Seth Godin Reflects on His Massively Successful Kickstarter Campaign
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What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
Apparently, “rolling out of bed with your eyes sealed shut, blindly grabbing coffee and lifting the laptop as disorientation slowly dissipates” didn’t make this list. Looks like I’ve got a few things to work out in regards to my morning routine. You?
Why Crowded Coffee Shops Fire Up Your Creativity
The only problem with the results of this experiment is that you actually need to get out of your bathrobe, get dressed, and get out of the house. Not to mention the fact that the last three times I’ve tried “cafe working” I got more angry than creative. Loud hipsters do that to you. Did they not factor the hipsters into this experiment?
The Best Time to Tweet
Look, you can’t get too crazy with this stuff. You gotta live, after all. I’ve found that if you deliver good stuff, whatever works for you, generally works for your readers. But, if you’ve got something particularly important to Tweet, this article makes the case for a specific time-frame that works best. Good luck.
Do You Own Your Kid’s Domain Name?
This is one great gift you can give your kids. Not too many of those .coms left, and handing over a good domain in a few years — one that’s got some built-in authority even — could give them an amazing jump start in their chosen field.
13 Built-In WordPress Options that Online Publishers Need to Know …
Mr. Morris has become a content machine over at Synthesis, delivering useful tutorials and guides for the WordPress site owner, both new and veteran. He delivers again with this hands-on tour of some of the new features built into WordPress 3.4.
The Psychology of Color
Colors contain meaning, they evoke emotion. Artists and designers have known this for thousands of years, and have used that knowledge to move, delight, and call us to their work. Mr. Van Gogh was one who did it better than most. Whether you use a designer to help build your site or not, you’d be wise to carefully think about the psychology of color. Then go ahead and execute the application of that color.
Seth Godin Reflects on His Massively Successful Kickstarter Campaign
Mr. Godin did not raise $170,000+ on Kickstarter in one day. It took him ten years. It took thousands of blog posts, a dozen books, and an audience — built by permission, one by one — that trusts him enough to take a chance that he’ll deliver. They took that chance this week, because he’s been delivering, right in front of their faces, for a decade.
Did you miss anything on Copyblogger this week?
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- How To Write Emails that Sell (and that People Love to Read)
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- How to Find a WordPress Theme that Works
About the Author: Robert Bruce is VP of Marketing for Copyblogger Media. In his off hours, he files unusually short stories to the Internet.