Powerful posts 3 June 2007

by Martin Reed on 3 June 2007 in Snippets

There are some fantastic resources out there if you know where to look. Here I will share some great articles I have recently come across in my online travels.

Shane from Zoomstart has written an article detailing ‘The art of balance‘ – in this post Shane writes about why there has to be balance if you really want to get things done.

Michael also wrote about the importance of the ‘Life-Work balance‘ – find, establish and maintain your life-work balance and you will be happier and more successful.

Al has written two articles about encouraging visitor interaction over at Self Made Minds. By reading part one and part two, you should gain some new ideas to get your community buzzing.

Jonathan from SmartWealthyRich.com wrote about the importance of ensuring that you and your business are prepared for growth. Sure, your business may be small right now but if it is to successfully grow, you need a plan!

Nate wrote about the importance of setting goals in his article ‘Welcome to June, what are your goals?‘ If you don’t have goals, how do you plan on measuring your success? Nate’s post complements my article ‘Always set yourself targets‘.

Jeremy wrote about the importance of getting things done in his delicately titled article ‘Shit or get off the pot‘ over at ShoeMoney.com. Procrastinate, and you may end up losing your chance of success.

Matthew published a comprehensive article entitled ‘How ads really work: Superfans and Noobs‘ over at his blog, Fortuitous. In his post, Matthew suggests switching off ads for members as they are less likely to click on them than the casual visitor.

Matthew also wrote a fantastic article offering a whole heap of tips for successfully building an online community. I highly recommended you take a read if you are developing a community website.

Jane May wrote an interesting article about ‘Using MySpace as a marketing tool‘. In the article, Jane May offers step-by-step pointers on how to get the best out of a MySpace marketing effort.

Neil from Quick Sprout wrote a fantastic article entitled ‘Little is the new big: Why you shouldn’t brush off the little guy‘. I touched upon this concept when I wrote about ‘The most important link exchange factor‘ – today’s little guy could be tomorrow’s success story.

Courtney wrote an article detailing ‘The secret of building a high traffic site‘ – follow the advice contained in that post and you will have a great foundation for getting your community well and truly off the ground.

Were these articles of interest to you? If you think this post was of use, then please let me know and I will make them on a regular basis (perhaps every couple of weeks). If you prefer to only read articles I have authored myself, again let me know by leaving a comment.

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Jonathan-C. Phillips June 4, 2007 at 12:16 am

Hey Mart, thanx for the linkage, happy you liked my post! :)
I really enjoyed reading the other posts you mentionned, Jane’s post is really a good read

Martin Reed June 4, 2007 at 12:17 am

Happy to oblige Jonathan – I am a keen reader of your blog! Keep up the great work :)

Dave June 4, 2007 at 3:10 am

I enjoy these posts, and you are linking to good articles (many of them that I have on my own RSS feed reader that have gotten me to stop and read them). I say keep it going, there is some invaluable information that you are providing to your readers that may have not seen it.

Michael Kwan June 4, 2007 at 3:16 am

Thanks for the link Martin. I’m so glad that you ordered up that ReviewMe from John Chow many moons ago, because I wouldn’t have otherwise found this blog.

Martin Reed June 4, 2007 at 8:25 am

Dave – Thanks for your comment. I think it is always a good idea to draw attention to great articles that people may have otherwise never read.

Michael – Thanks for your kind comment, I am glad you are enjoying the blog.

Shane June 4, 2007 at 11:04 pm

Hey Martin,

Thanks for the shoutout.

Great theme for all these links … balance, goal setting and traffic building

Martin Reed June 5, 2007 at 12:20 am

Balance, clear goals and traffic building. That’s what we are all after, eh?

Thank you for the great articles, Shane.

Nate Whitehill June 5, 2007 at 10:33 am

Thanks for the link, Martin. Great links you chose, as well!

Martin Reed June 5, 2007 at 11:44 am

Hi Nate – no worries at all. I am a huge fan of your blog, and couldn’t resist copying your ‘Powerful Posts’ terminology!

Julian Paling June 5, 2007 at 4:47 pm

Man i need to learn not to procrastinate. I haven’t updated my blog for a month, duh. :)

There are so many things to do and so little time.


Martin Reed June 5, 2007 at 4:53 pm

Welcome to the blog, Julian. You know what? I think I am one of the world’s biggest procrastinators; everything is left to the last minute!

If someone invented a cure for procrastination, they would be one rich person!