It’s February Already? Best of the Web!

Was January as good for you as it was for us?

On our end, we’ve had a month of record-breaking traffic, thanks to the amazing contestants in our “Marketing That Works” Ideas Contest, who totally rocked!

I also quietly launched a new training program about writing (you’ll be hearing more about that in March), and I’ve been working hard to create a ton of videos for you, that we’ll start sharing as soon as next week!

Not to mention that our training program is opening up to new students again soon, and we’ve got some great excitement planned around that, too.

But we aren’t the only ones who’ve been busy. The blogosphere is buzzing, and here are some of our favorite posts from the last month:

Confessions, Epiphanies and Calls to Action

There seems to have been a trend of “big ideas” blog posts this month – maybe it’s the inspiration that comes with the excitement of kicking off of a new year?

Whatever it is, these are the posts that shocked, amazed or really impressed us:

Strategies, Ideas, and News

We’re always on the lookout for the latest, coolest, and best taught strategies, fun and interesting ideas, and just plain old news (the stuff that’s important today, and history tomorrow). Here’s the best of it:

By the Numbers

There’s nothing like a list post to inspire you to get going on your blog, or marketing activities. These are some of our favorites from the last month.

Musings, Ideas, Thoughts, and Perspectives

I’m always thrilled to read something that makes me think, and the internet is full of bloggers who are happy to provide it, many of whom I’m proud to call friends:


Writing 80+ guest posts and publishing a book has drawn a fair amount of attention – actually, since Engagement from Scratch! was published, I’ve averaged about 2 interviews per day.

It’s been exhausting, but also exhilarating, and I couldn’t be happier to do it. Here are some of my favorites:

Kind Mentions

Thank you to every blogger who took a moment to mention us in a post this month – it means the world to Megan, Peter and me.

More Mentions of Engagement from Scratch!

I couldn’t be happier with the reception of Engagement from Scratch!

Downloads are still happening at a brisk pace, and to-date the book has been read, shared, and enjoyed by close to 5,000 people!

Here are some of the mentions of the book over the last little while:

…and a couple of guest posts, too!

This year I’m going to be slowing down on the guest posting, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t occasionally contribute to some of my favorite blogs. This month, I had the privilege of writing something for two of my regular haunts:

We’ve listed a lot of great content here, but if you think we’ve missed out on anything important, please let us know in the comments!


Danny Iny
Danny Iny
Danny Iny (@DannyIny, +DannyIny), a.k.a. the "Freddy Krueger of Blogging", is the proud founder of Firepole Marketing. He is the author of the Amazon best-seller Engagement from Scratch! (available on Amazon, or for free in our Engagement Toolbox), and creator of the Audience Business Masterclass.


  1. Danny,

    Thanks for the mention bro! This is always one of my favorite re-caps… There is so value on this page.

    Have a good weekend!

    Ryan H.

  2. Ruth - The Freelance Writing Blog says:

    What a lovely vacation treat (I’m in the Bahamas…cuz it’s better :-)). So proud to be included on the list, and so eager to read the other resources – your monthly ‘best of’ wrap-ups are fabulous Danny! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Farhan Syed says:

    Thanks for mentioning my interview again.

    It’s an honour.

  4. Hooker says:

    It’s awesome to get all these resources in one place. Saves me a lot of time, and your links are always beneficial. Thanks for doing the work :)

  5. Briddick says:

    How do you find the time do to all of this stuff? I need to become this productive.


  6. Thanks so much for the mention! And I agree with Briddick, you’re an inspiration to my productivity, among other things! :)


  7. Jay Venka says:

    Looks like so much is happening in the Web so early in 2012 combined all in 2011??
    we have to wait and watch where 2012 leads us.. way to go internet and social media…

  8. Ben - Chevrolet Cruze LTZ says:

    Thanks fot the tips. Its really awesome to get all the resources at one place. I’ve already subscribed to the RSS of this blog

  9. Pc says:

    This has to be one of the most Informative posts I’ve had the pleasure of reading – thanks for the info – priceless

  10. David Sneen says:

    That is quite the list. Looks like I have my evening’s work cut out for me. I have to read up on social networking and guest blogging! Thanks for the resource.

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