Johnny’s Copyblogger Wrap-Up:
Week of April 12, 2010

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I blogcrastinated (see Tuesday’s post below) on writing this for a long time because I’ve been busy perfecting my Rock Band drumming. Nobody warns you about the time-suck danger that the Wii holds for the self-employed.

I only got down to it and wrote these summaries for you when, somewhere between some kick-butt drumming for The Donnas and Bikini Kill, my 5-year-old son came in and told me to turn the music down.

Man, as soon as I graduate, I am so out of here.

Anyway, here’s what happened this week on Copyblogger:


The Mercenary’s Guide to Building Your Internet Marketing Empire

There’s a really cool knife in this post’s photo, so you should without a doubt read the post or that knife may kill you.

(I got a knife like it once, after I saw the first Rambo movie. To date, I have killed no boars or communists with it. But I still like to read about marketing, just like Rambo.)

Be like Nathanbo. Jump off cliffs and make things explode (with profit). You can have it all by reading the full post here.

P.S: Rambo wasn’t in it for profit. He was in it for justice. Just so we’re clear.


5 Warning Signs You Might be a Blogcrastinator

I keep trying to blogcrastinate with these wrapups, but I’m apparently doing it wrong. Just last week, I sent Brian my review for the week of December 10, 2008 and he made me go back and do it for the week immediately prior instead. This despite my argument that while people might remember last week’s posts, probably nobody was thinking about the ones that ran on 12/10-14 of ’08.

Luckily, Michelle Russell has five symptoms that will smack blogcrastinators back to December of ’08 and help them get on the right track again.

Read the full post here.


5 Dumb Design Mistakes That Crush Copy (And How to Fix Them)

Pamela Wilson deserves an “Amen, sister!” for this post because it’s so spot on.

See, there are two types of people in the world: copy people and design people. (That’s right — there are literally no other kinds of people in the world.) Copy people think that only the words themselves matter. And design people wear black berets and smoke clove cigarettes. Think about it.

Definitely take a look through Pamela’s list of dumb mistakes to see if you’re making them. Also, definitely get a black beret.

Read the full post here.


How to Master Social Media Marketing

This post is all about the Social Media Success Summit, where Brian and several of his partners in crime will be presenting.

You should check it out because if you go, you’ll basically end up being like Superman if he were on Twitter. He isn’t, but if he were, he’d be all:

using my x-ray vision down at the dept store dressing rooms if you know what I mean LOL

Read the full post here.


Three Lively Blogging Debates to Explore in 2010

On Friday, James Chartrand threw some gasoline onto the fire of nerd combat by enumerating three blogging debates that are likely to sprain many a typing finger in 2010.

So hike up your suspenders, consult your monster manuals, and weigh in, folks. The web is only going to get more sports-related if we don’t voice our opinions.

(Isn’t it interesting that thanks to the internet, the old maxim has come true? The geeks really have inherited the earth.)

Check out all of the nerd fight action here.

About the Author: Johnny B. Truant is one of the creators of “Question the Rules: The nonconformist’s punk rock, DIY, nuts-and-bolts guide to creating the business and life you really want, starting with what you already have” — an awesome new course which will launch on April 28th.

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  1. I have to admit, these crack me up every single week.

  2. See, what happens to me (every single week) is that I finish the post and start humming Poe’s “Angry Johnny.”

    Johnny, angry Johnny. This is Jezebel in hell.

    And we don’t even wear black berets here. Hell has limits to its cruelty. Do not encourage the beret.

  3. thanks for this wrap up as i’m new to copyblogger and this wrap helps me to get enough information what happened last week on copyblogger. thanks for the wrap up

  4. As I love social media I choosed the “How to master social media Marketing” as the best one among the posts of previous week.

    “5 Dumb Design Mistakes That Crush Copy (And How to Fix Them)” is another post that made me so thoughtful.

    Thanks again to Copyblogger to made my brain copy!!! 😀

  5. Hi guys,

    I look forward to the wrap-up every weekend. You make the blog sound more interesting.

    Kind regards,


  6. Luckily I suck a Guitar Hero so that doesnt take up my time probably would Rock Band- but now the problem is PetVille and FarmVille – spent way too long playing those today!

    Thanks for the wrap up!


  7. Thank you for the big belly laughs, on the Wii and your kid telling you turn down the music…great opening – and of course great content which follows. Thank you for the tips!

  8. Nice Post,

    I had a great week reading all of your blog tips. – Great job this week.

    I also was working on my RockBand Drumming – Except Beatles Rockband 😛


  9. Johnny B. Truant :

    I have Beatles Rock Band too… for some reason, I always prefer the guitar on Beatles Rock Band, but the drums on regular Rock Band. It’s like The Beatles kick a more sedate form of ass, so it’s harder to rock the drums, or something.

  10. Well.. I guess since I only have the Beatles edition – Thats the only one that I play..

    Funny enough – I actually play the drums usually.

    I’m “bozonessin” on the Beatles Online – I used to go on every night.