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Steve’s Sunday Selection- January 16, 2011

by Steve Scott | Join Him On Facebook

Welcome to another Sunday roundup.  I apologize once again for issues currently with some of the site issues, like “comment threading” currently not functioning properly.  Suffice to say it has not been the most productive week with trying to deal with these issues and others.  I have not been replying to every comment because of this (I will of course reply to specific questions), but I have certainly been reading them all and I appreciate all the continued support.  Well, enough of that, let’s get to the posts.

Success and the Internet Lifestyle

As Marcus states in his the article, I am sure that you have heard, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”  Well, that is baloney.  There is no such thing as being too “old” to embrace technology and use it for your advantage.  Age and internet marketing are not mutually exclusive.

What Can I say about this?  I have always been a fan of article marketing.  I think the effectiveness has dipped a little bit since I started doing it over 4 years ago, but that does not mean it is not one of the best ways to get your articles seen (and grab some backlinks).  Daniel gives some great reason why article marketing is so effective.

Brankica has done her very first, ‘round up” post.  Although some of the names are familiar, there are a lot that I had not seen before.  Stop by and wish her well on a new regular feature and also check out some great articles.

When setting up an internet business or a blog it is important to prioritize.  Lesley discusses those priorities and how challenging it is to get things done.

One thing I have never done here on SSS is a sticky post.  I have thought about it before.  It does seem to get a particular article or idea that you desire to push widely read.   Rick gives some really good reasons to love the sticky post, as well as showing how to do them, why to do them, ways to maximize gain on them…  Let’s face it, Rick has created the ultimate resource on the underused idea of sticky posts.

One thing I rarely do on my Sunday roundups are  “two-fers”  I try to find 1 article  that particularly resonates with me or fits well within a topic.  I can’t do that this week.  Murray put out two stories that are both “must reads” AND they are related thematically.  First he wrote on something near and dear to my heart, repurposing content.  You work hard for what you write, why shouldn’t you find a way to use it again (and perhaps again and again).

In this first article he talks about ways to repurpose articles specifically highlighting on using Associated Content as a means to put a little extra change in your pocket from old repurposed content.   His second article is far more in depth even than the first.  In this one he teall you how to make an eBook.  But this is the old, “get out there and do it” speech, this is how to make an eBook with repurposed content.  Murray give the why’s and how’s that can lead you to easily create an eBook either completely or at least MOSTLY from content that you have already created.  Why try to create something brand new to lure new customers to your website, give them a taste of your content packaged up to create a great lead magnet or free offer.  Definitely top level stuff.

Mark writes about trying new things on your blog.  For good or bad, trying new content strategies helps to make your blog stronger.

I have said before how 2011 is going to be the year of the video for me.  I am not sure how many extra videos I will have here on SSS.  Perhaps not many.  But I plan on making a lot of them for leads to this and my other sites.  I have done video marketing in the past and had great success, but I am a little out of date.  Fortunatley, Lisa is not out of date and she gives a great article here about how to increase your views on YouTube .  A great read for any prospective video marketers out there.

I am always a sucker for an acronym and Lye gives us a really good acronym that can help lead to having a successful blog:  D.E.L.I.V.E.R.

I just wanted to tank Brenton for his great post this week.  Things were a bit of a mess this week onsite and off and I was not able to promote it the way I usually do.  He did a wonderful post on things to ask yourself when faced with a challenge.  It is a great article, if you haven’t read it please check it out.  More importantly, head over to, “Uncork Your Mind” and get check out a really good Lifestyle Design blog.

Finally, once again I apologize for any mess the site is going through.  Hopefully it will be cleared up shortly I am working on getting the outsourcer to fix everything, but it is moving at a glacial pace.  Thanks for your patience. Have a wonderful week!

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Brankica@Live Your Love

Hey Steve, thanks for including me in the list. I am hoping to make the new series useful for everyone and introduce bloggers to bloggers.
The best thing about it is that I have made some great connections with great bloggers like yourself.

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Ryan Biddulph

Hi Steve,

I read a few of these posts. Really enjoyed Marcus’ “Old Dog New Tricks” post.

That limiting belief has stifled more people’s creativity than just about any other. If we never try to anything new how can we ever experience different results? It’s almost like living in a bubble.

Thanks for sharing the Round Up with us.

RB

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JimiJones@PersonalDevelopment

Hi Steve.

Nice roundup as always. There are some really interesting articles listed here that can help us advance our blogs. I’m looking forward to reading them.

Thanks!

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The Vizier

Hi Steve,

Great round up as always. I love seeing the selection you put together each week. I enjoyed Mark’s post on trying new things and Lye’s post on D.E.L.I.V.E.R.

Thanks for sharing! :)

Irving the Vizier

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Steve Scott

@Brankica Glad to have your post! Thank YOU for including me in the inaugural list! :)

@Ryan I know, sometimes i love the, “I am gettin’ to old for this @%@!” saying from lethal weapon. However I say it joking (mostly). In reality there is really noone that is TOO old to be successful, whatever you lack in knowledge can be learned, and you are able to bring the benefit of accumulated wisdom and knowledge.

@ Jimi, thanks glad you like them, and like Brankica, thank YOU for including me in your excellent roundup today!

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Murlu

Hey Steve,

What a craaazy week, eh?

Lots of great things going on all around the web; makes it that much harder to step up the game since everyone else is really delivering great content out there.

Thanks for including me in the list!

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Patricia@lavenderuses

Hi Steve

Marcus was expecting me to comment as one of the “olds” and I didn’t disappoint him lol Of course it has nothing to do with age. If I was Gen Y or one of the Millenials, geek-speak would still be a mystery to me ;-) Now writing and researching, that’s another matter.

Thanks for taking the time to do the roundup Steve. Appreciate it, especially with all the hiccups you have had during the week! The site is looking good and when it’s all exactly as you want it I’m sure you will sit back and smile :-)

Patricia Perth Australia

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Sheila Atwood

Steve,

This is a very nice round up! I got lost over at Brankica and Marcus’sites. But I had to come back and thank you for the good stuff.

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Brenton Russell@Uncork Your Mind

Hi Steve,

Thanks for including me in your Sunday Selections and for publishing my first guest post! I really appreciate the opportunity to have a post published on such a great site.

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John McNally@Blogging for Pleasure and Profit

I don’t want to add to your worries over the new blog design Steve, but I’m not sure whether this has been mentioned yet?

On small screens, the floating social bookmarking buttons on the left hand side obscure the post. If they can be moved to the right hand side, it won’t be a problem.

I will be pinching your roundup idea soon, ;-) I’ve just got to come up with a snappy title.

John
Leamington Spa, England

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Lye Kuek Hin

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the link love. There are a number of post recommended and i have not read a number of it. Will be heading to read those i have missed.

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Steve Scott

@Brankica Glad to have your post! Thank YOU for including me in the inaugural list! :)

@Ryan I know, sometimes i love the, “I am gettin’ to old for this @%@!” saying from lethal weapon. However I say it joking (mostly). In reality there is really noone that is TOO old to be successful, whatever you lack in knowledge can be learned, and you are able to bring the benefit of accumulated wisdom and knowledge.

@ Jimi, thanks glad you like them, and like Brankica, thank YOU for including me in your excellent roundup today!

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Steve Scott

Murray,

You stuff was awesome this week. (always good, but some REALLY good this week) Glad to have ya! :)

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Steve Scott

@Patricia : thanks, you are right age is absolute nothing to do with anything. I appreciate your kind words on the site. Generally I like the layout is just some of the technical issues are still driving me batty. It is very frustrating. I can’t wait until it is all done and I don’t have to worry about it anymore.

@Shiela thanks for coming back! I’m glad you liked it and thought to return :)

@ Brenton, thank you for a great guest post.

@John, thanks I’ll add that the list a little glitches I have to get these guys to work on.

@Lye, thanks man, glad you liked it and glad to link you. :-)

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Rick LaPoint

Hey Steve,

Thank you for linking to my Sticky Post post, and with such a great description!

I didn’t even know about it until coming for a visit just now.

Obviously, you have put together an exceptional list :-)

Thanks again!

Rick

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