Profitability, Productivity, Infographics – Best of the Web!

It’s time for our bi-weekly Best of the Web feature.

Except that it looks like our bi-weekly Best of the Web feature is becoming a sometimes-bi-weekly and sometimes-monthly feature. I guess that’s what happens when you’ve got a packed editorial calendar and a community of people who are super-eager to contribute!

(As I write this, we’ve got a backlog of five guest posts to schedule sometime in May!)

Yup, things are hopping over here – we’re breaking traffic records, we’re thrilled by the engagement and interactions with so many of our readers over email and other social media, and we’re particularly excited to welcome a whole new group of super-motivated students into our Marketing That Works training program!

Now, just because we’ve been busy doesn’t mean that the rest of the internet shuts down (even though sometimes it might feel like it!).

February was a spectacular month for content, and here are some of our favorites…

Month of the Infographic!

February seems to have been the “Month of the Infographic” – or at least it seems that way from where we’re sitting! We’ve got half a dozen great ones, plus some other cool multi-media goodies for you:

Amazing, Inspiring Interviews

Sometimes we just want to see what people are actually saying, in the form of interviews and videos. Well, this month we stumbled onto some great ones!

Lists, Tips, Ideas, and How-Tos

Once in a while, it helps to be told (gently, and with good reason!) what to do. These bloggers gave some excellent advice this month in the form of lists, instructions and bona-fide essays.

Research, Opinions, Tools, and Ideas

We all know that there are some great minds out there on the internet, and we also know that one of the best ways to provide real value to readers is with thoughtful, interesting and unique research and opinions. Enjoy!

Interviews, and Very Kind Mentions

Sometimes being the Freddy Krueger of Blogging makes me blush a little. That was true a few times this month when I was asked for interviews, opinions, or mentioned me, my book, or our training program on some really amazing blogs. Thanks to everyone who reached out!

…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. Ryan Hanley says:

    As always a great list Danny!

    Funny how the “Interviews and Kind Mentions” section keeps getting bigger… You’re doing a lot of this right bro.

    Congrats and thank you.

    Ryan H.

    • Danny says:

      Thank you, Ryan. It’s getting longer because I’m lucky enough to connect with more and more awesome people, like yourself. I only get a small part of the credit. :)

  2. Jeanne Pi says:

    Thanks for including 2 of my posts, Danny! I’m honored to be included among so many distinguished writers.

  3. Thank you so much for the linkbacks/mentions, Danny. I’m totally thrilled you (and others) appreciating my expression.

    Also, this is the first time I’ve been on here twice as [Ryze Online] and as a guest poster on [Ryan Hanley] — cool.

    What I like about your best of the web is I get to be reminded of blogs in the community I may have overlooked, and I get to be introduced to others in the community that are already filtered by you.

    Congrats on your full editorial calendar and awesome community contribution :) I’m loving it!

    • Danny says:

      Thank YOU, Jason – I’m absolutely loving the stuff that you’re putting together, and we’re thrilled to be able to share it with our readers. :)

      That’s actually a big part of what I’m loving about blogging in general – being able to connect with so many like-minded people in the community (a community that sort of curates itself, by virtue of shared interests).

      Nice how that works, eh? 😉

      • And it just keeps getting better, man! (There are deep universal reasons why things keep getting better/worse, depending.)

        And a self-curated community of like-minds? Sounds like… karma 😛

  4. Jane says:

    Hey Danny,

    Thanks so much for the kind mention. I’m honored. And a great list of links. Off to reading some of them :)


  5. Stacy says:

    Hi Danny,

    Great list, I’m going to bookmark this for sure!

    Thank you also for the mention! Much appreciated!


  6. Nischala says:

    Thanks Danny for including my post here. Its an honor to be amidst such fantastic writers and thinkers. Nischala

  7. Daniel Rose says:

    The 22 content generation ideas link is quite good. I never have time to go through all your mashup type posts! :)

  8. Peggy Baron says:

    Thanks, Danny, for the mention. I’m honored. When you’ve got a good thing going on like you do, it’s very easy to mention it to my readers. :)

    Keep up the good work and thanks for the further reading recommendations. :)

  9. Steve Baines says:

    It’s such an honour to be included in this list, and the first link nonetheless :) Thank You!

  10. Ana Hoffman says:

    Nice list, Danny…

    Funny (or sad lol), when I read “Reid this”, I thought that’s a funny spelling mistake! Until I clicked on the link that is.

    Anyway, thanks for the mention!

    PS Something wrong with your CL?

    • Danny says:

      Yeah, I know what you mean. Doug was actually one of my profs when I did my MBA – a really great guy, and worth following. :)

      Nope, nothing wrong with CL, we just switched it off. Found I was getting a lot of comment spam, and I’ve been on the fence about how much value it’s really adding to the blog experience.

  11. Trond says:

    Great list, Danny!

    Greetings from Norway :-)

  12. Danny,

    Thank you so much for mentioning my E.i. Geek review of Engagement from Scratch. I too am honored to be listed among the greats here.

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