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Learning to Live, Leveling Up, and Superpreneurs – the Best of the Web!
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Wow, the last two weeks have been craaaaazy!

(And yeah, we seem to be settling into an “every two weeks” routine for our Best of the Web series.)

But seriously, pretty crazy – I’ve had the honor of a guest appearance on so many sites, I’m almost losing count (and feeling a bit dizzy, too!). ;)

I’ll list them all in case you missed one of my gracious hosts, but first I want to call your attention to some of the other awesomeness that’s been happening on the nets:

Danny Brown: You Don’t Have to Die to Live – Leading this Best of the Web post is a really powerful and inspiring post from social media icon Danny Brown about his attempted suicide.

Christopher Sharpe: Leveling Up – Building an Audience Is Kind of Like Playing a Video Game – In this post, Chris explores how to build an audience, as he successfully did with Hilah Cooking. He discussed building an audience online, but I think his lessons apply to building an audience for most businesses.

Just Creative Design – No specific post here – we recently discovered Jacob Cass’s website, and we’re blown away by how much great content he’s got about everything relating to design, and especially logo design.

One Spoon At A Time: Is It Time For ‘Comment Love-Ins’  To Stop? – A great post from my friend Paul Wolfe about the need for authentic conversation and discussion (as opposed to just ass-kissing) in the blogosphere.

Blogging Bookshelf: How to Get Your Blog Noticed in a Crowded Niche – Okay, even though we try not to focus exclusively on marketing on the internet, sometimes there’s stuff that is just too good to pass over. In this case, we’re talking about a post that is really an e-book hosted on a blog (and you can get it for free as a PDF). This is really pretty awesome – go read it, and leave a comment (tell Tristan that we say hi).

Man vs. Debt: The Cost of a Dead Osama Bin Laden – The list wouldn’t be complete without at least a mention of this little piece of history, and I really like Baker’s analysis of the opportunity cost of getting it done. :)

And here are all the wonderful sites that I’ve had the honor of contributing to (if you haven’t already, please check them out and leave a comment!):

Belief and Action: An Interview with Peter Vogopoulos – Robert Pinto-Fernandes is really kicking things up a notch, and fast. Not only did he do this interview with Peter, his site has also gotten a facelift – check it out and give him some feedback!

(There’s also a fantastic interview with Jk Allen from The Hustler’s Notebook – make sure to listen to that one, too!)

Think Traffic: The Viral Content Formula That Could Double Your Readership – In this post I laid out an actual mathematical formula for creating virality. There’s exponents, square roots, and everything. :)

(Corbett also ran a fantastic post called 21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Set Your Blog Up for Massive Success, and if you want to read more great stuff about viral online marketing, check out Alex Whalley’s Viral Marketing Blueprint and Flowtown’s Viral Marketing: Creating Content That “Pops” On Social Media)

SteveScottSite.com: How to Chain an Elephant: Breaking the Shackles We’ve Placed on Ourselves – This post uses the example of how circus elephants are trained to illustrate why and how it is so important for us to stretch beyond our comfort zones and challenge the limiting assumptions that we’ve placed on ourselves.

(Steve also had not one, but two fantastic posts that we just have to link to and that you should read: Motivation: What it takes to succeed and Information Overload? YOUR Blueprint for Turning Information into Action)

The Sales Lion: Business Failure or Strategic Relocation?: It’s Your Call – This is probably the most personal blog post I’ve ever written – in it I share my experience running a start-up company that crashed and burned, leaving me broke and with a quarter of a million dollars of debt.

Problogger: Should You Even Be Blogging?! – This post is about stopping to take a reality on whether or not it makes sense for you, in your business, to be blogging. When I wrote in the first section that “blogging is dead”, I really thought people would be able to tell that I was joking…

Metamorphoself: How Does Your Money Move? – This post is about how money can move as either a solid that comes into your bank accounts in big chunks that you then hack pieces off of, or a liquid that flows in and out. There’s a free tracking spreadsheet that you can get at the bottom, so go check it out.

JonAlford.com: Enter the Matrix… of Performance Optimization! – Here I write about the performance optimization tool that I’ve developed and use with my assistant to make sure we both get as much as possible out of the working relationship.

Have we missed anything? Have you found something online that deserves to be on this list? Leave a comment and let us know…

 

Danny
Danny
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.

10 Comments

  1. This is like the ultimate list of awesome websites! I really like the
    Metamorphoself videos. I’m a huge fan of people teaching people. We can learn so much from each other. I have a lot of reading to do! Thanks for the mention, Danny. Appreciate it greatly and look forward to continuing to learn from you and your community.

    • Danny Iny says:

      Glad you like it, Ryan. :)

      I agree – we have TONS to learn from each other. I was just commenting on that somewhere (don’t remember whose blog, but somewhere) – the really cool thing about the way our community works is that we all learn from each other, and the learning accelerates as a result.

      Have a great weekend, buddy!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hey Danny

    Thanks for including me in your round up. S’funny – that post wasn’t a throwaway, but it was written quickly. But it’s hit some kind of chord – it’s got around 120 comments now! (Normally I get maybe 40 or so….) Weird. But thanks for the inclusion – there’s a few there that I’m gonna go read too.

    Paul

  3. Jon says:

    Hi Danny,

    Great round-up here of some big hitters. I missed Steve’s and Marlee’s latest and greatest so off I go. Thanks for the mention (and for guest posting) :)

    Jon

  4. TristanH says:

    Sweeeet! Thanks for including my post on the list here, Danny. I’m glad you liked it. That thing took about 7 hours to write!

    And thanks for sharing these other posts, too. I’ve read several of them, but there were a bunch I missed.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  5. Jk Allen says:

    One heck of a round up Danny! Thanks for sharing my first interview!

    You’ve been a busy man haven’t you! Geeze Danny. I only wish I could keep up with your production. But hey, I’m happy to have the time for blogging that I do.

    I commend you, because it’s crystal clear how focussed you are in generating growth. And the best part is you do it with the absolute best intentions!

    A hustler you are. Thanks for sharing this…now I have some clicking and reading to do.

    PEACE.

    • Danny Iny says:

      Thanks, Jk! Yeah, it’s been a crazy busy couple of weeks – but it’s been very rewarding. :)

      Jk, you honor me, and I’m flattered. Just doing my best… ;)

      Peace, my friend!

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