Many of you have probably already seen and understand this low-life Twitter tactic but it happens so often I thought I’d mention it for those that haven’t noticed it yet. Everyone want’s large numbers of followers, right? Twitter is no exception and there’s an almost pathetic desperation for some people to “appear” to be popular. There’s a not-so fine line between social proof and being a deceptive ass because you were beat up or ignored as a child. Cheating is cheating and it ruins your reputation. // read more >

It’s tough to believe that another month has flown by again but it’s the first day of December which means it’s time for a new monthly challenge. Last month was an easy success with a goal to write at least 750 words a day. This month I want to set the bar a little higher so that’s actually a challenge. Right in the middle of the biggest eating holidays and the beginning of Michigan’s frozen winter, it also seems like a good idea to make the challenge a little physical. So this month I’m going to start walking. // read more >

One of the most common things I see across the various social networks I frequent that gets in the way of business progress is consumer thinking. I don’t want to make this post a rant but I would be happy as pie if I could help just one blogger shorten their path to success. // read more >

What is an askhole?

I bet you’ve experienced this, right? Someone solicits your advice, free advice, of course, everyone wants something for nothing. So it doesn’t really matter what the question is, they ask and then, against your better judgment, you decide to help them out. After all, you’re here to help others anyway, right? // read more >

Back in June I decided a monthly challenge was just what the doctor ordered. That first challenge? Get More Sleep! So in July, I made a commitment to sleep no less than 7 hours each night for the entire month. It truly was a challenge but a very satisfying one.

UPDATE – Day Ten: 844 people signed up for the challenge and I’m one of the 630 people still in.

This month’s stats

You have 72 points this month
You have written 8401 words this month
We are on day 10 of 30 for November
10 daily pages started this month
10 daily pages completed this month
You’ve participated in 100% of the days this month
You’ve completed 100% of the days this month

Ten days at 750 words

This Month’s Challenge

The 30 day challenges continued with listening to every one of Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income Podcasts in August, Avoiding all negative people and communication in September, and October is to lose fifteen pounds. That leads us into my next challenge; for November 2013. I wanted to do something this month that would help me move forward with my blogging business so what better than content creation? More precisely, writing content. // read more >

Stardate: [-28] 09370.00  This short little how-to tutorial you show you how to quickly add Stardates to your Google Calendar. This can easily be removed when you tire of it and shouldn’t affect other calendars you have setup. // read more >