Who’s Your Most Valuable Editor?

There’s nothing more useful than having someone edit your writing. Getting third party feedback can be the breath of fresh air that reinvigorates a piece of writing you so desperately need to bring to life. Intercom praised editors recently, but, with limited resources who’s your most valuable editor? A line editor will keep a close … Read more

What Happens When You Can’t Win the Race?

In the western world we’re obsessed with winning. We have to be first, “if you’re not first your last”, we often tell ourselves. We see this behavior happen everywhere. This includes both our personal, and business lives. For our personal lives it could be how so many families are in crushing debt because they’re trying … Read more

The Third Step in A/B Testing

Marketers have once again stolen what isn’t theirs: the A/B test. They have repackaged the scientific split test, and turned it into their unique piece of branding. Look, they’ve even hijacked the wikipedia page too. But at least they’ve kept the definition the same: A/B testing is a term for a randomized experiment with two … Read more

What to Do When You’re Not Part of the Cool Gang

Marketing on the internet holds similarities to life on the school playground. Trust me. Go, browse the internet. Look for any blog post that’s titled “15 Experts Weigh in on [your industry and your customer’s number one problem].” As you scroll through the post you’ll see: number one, is a competitor, number two, an affiliate … Read more

Writer’s Block Isn’t Real

Writer’s block is man made. It was a coinded phrase by psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler in 1947. Yet, we’re the only group suffering with this problem. The publishing industry has been around for 500 years, and before the 1800’s no one had any issues writing. Why are we first to have discovered the problem? Because writing … Read more

Thought Leadership vs. SEO. Who Do You Write For?

When you publish a blog post for SEO, they’re often met with a sigh by your loyal readers. Yet, without SEO you don’t have any readers. Thought leadership is for your innovators and your early adopters. This is your first 100 customers and your first 1000 subscribers. SEO is for longevity, and for consistent traffic. … Read more