50 People You Should Follow Before the Ball Drops This Friday

Photo on 2011-12-30 at 17.25 #2

Don’t judge me when I admit this, but I don’t really ever participate in Follow Friday tweets.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m always appreciative of the people who include me in their mentions, and I try to reach out and, at the very least, say thank you. But with this being the last Follow Friday of 2010, […]

20 Posts I Loved Writing in 2010

The End is Near

Everyone this week seems to be focused on the wrap-up party for 2010.  I’ve never been one to shy away from a party, so count me in. Gini Detrich’s end-of-year post on Spin Sucks is probably one of the coolest I’ve read so far this year.  She does a nice job ranking the top-10 posts […]

Michael Vick’s Brand and Media Ripples

Michael Vick Google Real Time

Michael Vick is quite controversial these days.  His return to the NFL after time served, and his subsequent re-rise to fame as the quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles has people talking. It’s interesting that Vick’s story – and his history in dogfighting – was one of the first topics I ever wrote about on this blog.  For […]

Calibrating Your Blog’s Compass

Mind Map Blog Categories

One of the things I’m doing this month is preparing to have my friends at Oxiem do some work on my blog.  In 2011, I plan to look at my blog as a profit center. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go all uber-affiliate on you or anything, but I am planning to endorse some […]

HOW TO Use Positive Opposites to Benchmark Your Competitive Position

Positive Opposites

We’ve nearly reached the end of 2010. And if you’re like me, you may be in “strategic planning mode” for the next year of your business.  It’s funny that over the past years, some stuff has changed but most has stayed the same. One of the things that I don’t think will ever change is […]