Good advice from Steve Jobs: get rid of the crappy stuff.
I just abandoned the Facebook page for Yes and Yes. Are we the ones who are actually ruining social media sites?
A long-time problem of social networks has been that the bad feelings they can generate are greatly disproportional to good ones. In strict terms of self-motivation, posting something and getting a good reception feels good. But most of Facebook use is watching other people post about their own accomplishments and good times. For a social network of 300 friends with an even distribution of auspicious life events, you are seeing 300 times as many good things happen to others as happen to you (of course, everyone has the same amount of good luck, but in bulk for the consumer, it doesn’t feel that way). If you were happy before looking at Facebook, or even after posting your own good news, you’re not now.
Well, this is insanely helpful! 50 ideas for things to put on social media.
If you’re writing an ebook, the title is (obviously) incredibly important. Here are three ingredients in a best-selling book title.
I’m obsessed with this WordPress theme. Gorgeous!
Want to write a bestselling book? (Who doesn’t?) This post is full of a million tips and resources.
Would you like to email someone who’s incredibly busy? Here’s how to get their attention.
Nothing drives people crazier than an email where someone sends over a lot of information but doesn’t say what they’d like you to do. I often respond to those immediately by asking: What do you want me to do?
Do you want me introduce you to someone? Do you want me read your blog post and give you feedback? Do you want me to respond with whether I’ll be able to attend an event? Be clear and say it explicitly up front.
If you’re creating images and updates unique to each social media platform (which you should be) here’s a great sizing guide for every platform, ever.
Annnnnd a blog post that’s a note-to-self for me: how to switch off when you work at home.
What good things have you read recently? Leave links in the comments!