Copyblogger Weekly Wrap:
Week of October 11, 2010

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I don’t understand air travel in the least. I mean, I’m on a plane as I’m writing this, and really, the physics of the whole thing are astounding when you stop to think about it.

The Wright brothers get all the credit for inventing flight, but they did the easy part. Get many tons of metal into the air, defy gravity, yada yada. Whatever.

But who figured out you could get ten passengers to fit into three square feet of space? And who was first brave enough to charge for baggage, and movies, and make the seat cushion flotation devices coin operated? Now that’s impressive.

So… as soon as my spine uncurls from the shape I forced it to assume when I got into this seat, we can get down to discussing what happened this week on Copyblogger.

Monday:

7 Tips for an Authentic and Productive Writing Process

Hate writing? Or maybe love it, but sometimes can’t come up with stuff and get all nervous and twitchy and small children start running away from you? Then you should read this post on being authentic and getting unstuck. (The post’s author has a post brewing in him about Gene Simmons, so you really should listen.)

Read the full post here.

Tuesday:

Announcing the Prose Theme for WordPress

There’s a new Genesis framework child theme out there now called Prose that you need to take a look at. And if you have no idea what any of that means, it’s all in this post. (Hint: Child themes are not themes for your child. This is a common misconception. Child themes are actually the offspring of adult themes that fell in love, settled down, and started a family. Okay, not actually.)

Read the full post here.

Wednesday:

3 Steps to Take Yourself from Good to Great

Like so much on Copyblogger, this post reminded me of a quote by powerlifter Dave Tate. Dave classified skill levels in a discipline as “shit,” “suck,” “good,” and “great.” (It totally translates because copywriting and powerlifting are essentially the same thing.) Dave said it was super hard to go from good to great, but apparently he was wrong, and Sonia proved it! She has tips on moving from good to great, and implied tips on why you should sidestep the shit. So to speak.

Read the full post here.

Thursday:

Madonna’s 6 Secrets to Personal Branding Mastery

I think the key message to this one is that you may need to grow a pair. Madonna has a really strong brand because she has the guts to stand out, and also apparently to adopt significant portions of Third World nations. So are you like Madonna? Are you? Are you? Didn’t think so. So get out there and start Vogueing like you mean it.

Read the full post here.

Friday:

How to Show Up and Write

Think writing is hard and complicated? Yeah, kind of, I guess, but Taylor doesn’t want to hear any of your lame excuses anyway. She says it may be hard, but it’s NOT complicated. There’s really only one thing you need to know if you want to become better and more prolific, so here’s how you do that.

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. Many thanks for the constant reminder.

  2. Johnny, I got lost in my girlfriend’s brain and now I’m stuck in her medulla oblongata with no boots, raincoat, or even a bivy sack. It’s scary in here, like the Amazon. I’ve seen bush people. Poison darts. Punji sticks. Help.

  3. I Did Love Monday! “7 Tips for an Authentic and Productive Writing Process” Great Post!

    Flying Is A Werd And Werd Thing, I Can Relate To You Times A Million! Just Thinking About It Makes Me Crazy.

    Well I Hate To Fly So, I Guess that’s Why…

    I Think Copyblogger Has Some Of The Best Posts I Have Read Online. First, You Keep Us Reading With Stories And Fun Facts. Second, Coppyblogger Has Some Of The Best Info On The Web!

    Thanks! For Real!

    -Alexander-

  4. Copyblogger – the #1 place to learn how to blog like madmen! Love it!

  5. Amazing what the date of my registration and able to learn in CopyBlogger! Congratulations to all the up and thanks Johnny B. Truant, by the weekly report., Best regards.

  6. I thought the floating seat cushions took credit cards. Damn.

  7. Exactly ; Copyblogger has amazing post and i really have fun reading sometimes about different stuff
    But you know what ? being authentic will helps in getting unstuck hah thanxx !

  8. Blogging lunacy! Love it! Keep up the good work

  9. In Europe, the little tiny continent on the other side of the ocean, Ryanair (a low coast airline) will start charging for toilet visits when airborne…