I Went to Kenya to Climb a Mountain…

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I’ve been thinking a lot this week about Twitter for Good, a book I wrote about using Twitter well. When I wrote that book I also launched an online video course alongside it. But things change, and it’s time for that course to sunset […]

Should You Pay Money to Start a Blog?

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I love me some blogging, and have since 2006, when I started my first blog. The other day I gave you a complete step-by-step tutorial for how to launch your own self-hosted blog on WordPress. In response to the post, […]

This Week in the World {Links}

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This week I finished the 25-hour (!) audiobook I had been listening to, Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown. This was actually the third time I’d read this particular book (first via audiobook) and I came away feeling as […]

How You Wanted Me to Help You

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Last week I sent out a question. It was a simple one, and apparently it resonated. When I asked, “How Can I Help You?”, I got over 250 responses. There were a number of things folks wanted help with, and […]

Why You Need an Ideas Notebook

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Here’s the scenario. You’re a writer, say. You put words on paper and put those papers into the hands of people who read them. Or maybe you put words on screens and let Twitter do your billing: I PUT A […]

How to Set Up a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog (The Complete Guide)

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{Want a free PDF ebook of these instructions? Go here. For free blogging tips, go here.}   Last week, I asked you how I could be of help. Of the hundreds of responses I received, many of you said you […]

This Week in the World (Links)


This week I continued another month of eating a modified Paleo diet. I saw Flight, with Denzel Washington, and remembered why I hate watching addicts in movies (although I did like the movie). I read a few more books, but […]

How Can I Help You?

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Claire here. You’re on my blog, ClaireDiazOrtiz.com, where I write things. Good things, bad things, things in the middle between bad and good. Today, I’m writing to ask you a kinda weird thing. Here goes. What do you need? Yup. […]

What the Most Successful People Do at Work

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Laura Vanderkam has done it again. Vanderkam, author of books like 168 Hours: You Have More Time than You Think, has become a feature in my email inbox ever since I read ones of her books for the first time […]

Where Do You Have Excess?

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We all excess in our lives, and yesterday a smart man made me remember this fact. This week, I had another amazing time at Catalyst, a great leadership conference that takes place a few times a year in various cities. […]