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This Five-Hundred Year Old Italian Word Can Teach You a Lot About “Effortless” Blogging

Great content is often fascinating because it seems effortless. It appears to be the collective effect of inspiration, genius, and eureka moments. There’s an old Italian word for this, sprezzatura, which blogger and marketer extraordinaire Seth Godin describes as, “a combination of elan and grace and class.” It is addictive, in part, because it seems […]

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The Article Validation Canvas

Over the past nine years I’ve written well over three thousand articles, on topics ranging from art, blogging, creativity, personal development, motivation, books, inspiration, social media, and so much more. I wrote about life and death and all that happens in between. And even though I’ve always had this terrible itch to approach writing an […]

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How to Use the 10,000 Hour Rule to Become a Better Blogger

I’ve been blogging on a daily basis since April, 2012. I’ve been a full-time blogger since November, 2012. I have launched a number of different blogs, and have published well over 3,000 articles over the years. All in all, it’s safe to say that I did the “required” 10,000 hours of work. But all this […]

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Eureka Moments Will Make Your Readers Fall in Love With You

Over 2,000 years ago, the ancient Greek scholar Archimedes reportedly proclaimed “Eureka! Eureka!” after he had stepped into a bath and noticed that the water level rose, whereupon he understood that the volume of water displaced must be equal to the volume of the part of his body he had submerged in the bath. Eureka […]

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