Five Reasons to Be a Night Owl

When I wrote my recent popular post, Five Reasons to Be A Morning Person, I could not have envisioned I would then go ahead and write the exact opposite article a week later. But alas, my mother had other ideas. When she received my newsletter in her email inbox (you have signed up, haven’t you?) […]

Social Media Pet Peeve #5: Telling Inside Jokes

Here’s another installment of my Social Media Pet Peeves video series. This time I’m talking Inside Jokes. Why you tell them on social media, why you shouldn’t, and what all those non-“insiders” think when you do. In short? Don’t do it. Online or off.  

Six Things Silicon Valley Can Teach Social Entrepreneurs

I recently wrote a piece for Fast Company (and the new Skoll World Forum website) about the Six Things Silicon Valley Can Teach Social Entrepreneurs. If you’re a social entrepreneur, or you work in a fast-paced technology environment like Silicon Valley, these might ring true.   Here’s a preview…   Six Things Silicon Valley Can Teach […]

Five Reasons to Be a Morning Person

This weekend I was on a great run while listening to a new-ish episode of The Simple Mom Podcast. In the podcast, my friend Tsh interviewed Arianne of To Think is To Create, and at one point asked Arianne if she was a morning person or a night owl. Arianne’s answer made me stop in […]

Why Smart People Prefer Twitter

There’s been a lot written about the use of Twitter for writers, and for folks who think in words. As others have said before me, Twitter helps you distill your ideas, refine your thinking, and polish what you want to say into less. If you used to think in words, now you may think in Tweets. […]

Social Media Pet Peeve #2: Over-Sharing

Ah, the case of over-sharing. On social media, it (sometimes) appears that over-sharing seems to be certain people’s #1 favorite idiotic thing to do. In this social media pet peeve video #2, I share about why over-sharing is so: unnecessary, annoying, and not smart.   Want more social media pet peeves? #1 (Over-asking for retweets) […]

How to Get Book Endorsements and Reviews: Part 2

Earlier this week I gave you the top five of my ten tips for getting and managing book endorsements on your next book. (Want the audio version? Check out my podcast on the same topic.) Here are the remaining five tips from the list. 6. If It’s a Glowing Review You’re After, Provide Some Suggestions. Here’s […]

How to Get Book Endorsements and Reviews: Part 1

I read a lot of books every year (the goal this year is 150 books, and I’m on track so far), and many of these books are not actually purchased by yours truly (or Mr. Yours Truly, when he can’t think of another birthday or Christmas gift I’ll otherwise gush about). In fact, many of the […]