Copyblogger Weekly Wrap:
Week of October 3, 2010

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I’m going to keep this week’s intro brief because my dog is biting me.

My mother says he bites us all because he’s herding us (he’s a collie mix and barks and corrals when anyone runs), but I think it’s because he wants to be on the winning side. If anyone is play-attacking anyone else, he bites the person being attacked. He’s kind of an ass that way.

So it really can’t bode well that I’m being harassed while writing the Wrap. Speaking of ass, it’s just like that time he bit Jennifer Lopez while she was busy working on Gigli.

Now for the part where I massively fail to tell you what happened this week on Copyblogger (with bite marks):

Monday:

4 Simple Ways to Get More High-Paying Clients with Your Blog

If you’re not getting clients with your blog, chances are you’re not doing the four things in this post. Or possibly, you’re doing them but are wearing a clown costume. So remember also #5: Don’t wear a clown costume. And off you go.

Read the full post here.

Tuesday:

The Simple Tricks Experts Use to Always Get Paid For Their Time

Sometimes the person asking to “pick your brain” isn’t a zombie, and when that happens, you’re really in trouble. Rather than awkwardly stumbling through a conversation containing sentences like, “But my brain is supposed to make me money, you freeloader!”, Laura Roeder has better ways to deal with sticky situations.

Read the full post here.

Wednesday:

Captivate Your Readers with a Marketing Story that Sells

Let me tell you a story: There once was a guy named Johnny, and he had the very unprofitable hobby of writing stories. Then he discovered that if you can learn to tell your own true story in business, you can make money… so he did just that, and taught others how to do it, too. Then he hooked up with seven Victoria’s Secret models and lived happily ever after.

Read the full post here.

Thursday, part 1:

The Easy-to-Use Tool that Helps You Build a Breakthrough Blog

Apparently there’s this newfangled trend out there in the Interwebz called “being organized.” The way I read this, some people actually plan things out on a calendar and do NOT blog totally randomly. Apparently this crazy new trend has some advantages that you can read about in this post, like “knowing what the hell you’re doing.” Hmm. Interesting.

Read the full post here.

Thursday, part 2:

Two Conferences for Serious Online Marketers

Brian Clark will be speaking at the BlueGlass Internet Marketing conference in Florida November 2-3, and at PubCon Las Vegas on November 8-11. That’s pretty much it. Not funny enough? Okay, imagine him speaking in a clown costume.

Read the full post here.

Friday:

Blogging with a Learner’s Mind

This post made me think of how people say that kids pick up languages naturally and well, and how my response is, “If you were content to just say stupid and incorrect things and had people tirelessly correct you for months until you got it right, you’d be good at languages too.” Pamela says it best: “A learner’s mind is fearless.” Learn to lose that fear and be content to learn over time and your blogging will become so much more awesome.

Read the full post here.

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About the Author: Johnny B. Truant specializes in selling through stories and would like very much to set you up with a cheap blog or website. (That’s “cheap” as in “inexpensive,” not as in “tawdry.”)

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  1. I am so with you on the macaroni and cheese thing. What on earth is wrong with people?

  2. Grab an empty plastic bottle and when your herder bites you bop him–I work with a lot of aussie’s, and boarder collies and this works. A bop does not hurt and is effective-(your mother is right by the way he is not play attacking )If you would like me to send your little gripper–a deer antler to chew when he is not chasing (complimentary–of-course) just let me know.

    Sorry–its the dog trainer in me, I had to solve the dog problem before I could read the rest of the post which I am sure, as always is very wonderful.

    • It’s not actually much of a problem… I exaggerated for comic effect. Typically if we want to run around, we tie him up and then he just makes a hell of a lot of noise yelling at us to stop it! :)

  3. Wed’s story was hysterical. You’ve got the gift.

  4. I liked your First & the last article of this week. Probably, they were the best. Keep such posts coming :)

  5. I actually went back to read Mondays article again. The points are really simple but powerful.

  6. I come back, and review these blog posts with you.

  7. Dear heavens… I went through 100 scenarios before I figured out what in the hell that chick is doing in the picture.

    She’s being WRAPPED UP.

    I was concerned for a minute there…

  8. What is with the dog bites this week? I’ve been chased all over the damn neighborhood this week by unruly pooches. I don’t think I was being herded, though. More like hunted.

  9. That’s all very well, but what about when the person asking to “pick your brain” is a zombie?

  10. I really enjoyed the mid-week post on captivating your readers. Marketing is all about telling a really good story. I felt that the example of Johnny was a good one and often very true. If you can tell and honest story, the right way, you can get amazing results. Thanks for covering this important aspect of marketing.

  11. I feel honored to have a post included in the “cool” links. Thanks for the shout-out Johnny!

  12. The first post about ways to get more high paying clients is really great. Thanks for the awesome wrap up.

  13. I really enjoy these weekly reviews you are doing. I try to come on here and read as many posts you have as possible and this weekly breakdown really helps to give me an overview on topics I really want to read about and anything new going on. Thanks Again!

  14. Could you write more about getting more paying clients? It’s not so easy.

  15. I just got a mention on Copyblogger!

    Thanks Mr. Truant. And thanks to Darren for letting me do another guest post.

    Perhaps a guest post on Copyblogger is now just a matter of time. Or money…

    Tyrant

  16. Go with the dog bites.

  17. Bitten by dogs, playing against infectious diseases needle.