Steve’s Sunday Selections- August 8, 2010

Here’s another weekly collection of Steve’s Sunday Selections.  Be sure to check out each of the posts that I list below…

Happy weekend to you all.  Time is just flying by.  I hope you all had a great week and got a lot of things done.

Even if you accomplished a lot, I have even more for you to do now.  Matt gives us some great examples on how to live a minimalist lifestyle.  It is a difficult process to get rid of your things, but you don’t want to end up like one of those sad people on “Hoarders”.

While we are on the subject of trying to better ourselves on this fine Sunday morning you should drop by and visit Jonathon, who explains what an enneagram is and how to use it to get in touch with inner self.  After all before you can fix yourself, you have to know yourself.

Next on the plate is Mars discussing ways to interest your followers with engaging web content by branding your interactions.  I particularly liked the part about adding to the power of your interaction using visual magic.  See that fancy thumbs up I give you for this Sunday selection every weekend!  Isn’t it visually stunning!

…  Ok.  I need to take the imagery part to heart.

Article marketing has been on my mind a lot this week as I am starting to get back into it a bit to promote my new eBook.  So since I am into that topic for now, you all must learn more about it too.

Alex is our lead-off  batter in our game of  Article Marketing Baseball.   Hmmmm can he play?  Do they even have baseball in Australia?  Ok let’s reboot.

Alex is our lead-off hitter in a Sunday game of Cricket…

Anyhow…  Alex starts off with an excellent article on quality versus quantity in Article Marketing.  While you are stopping by his site you might also want to check out a free eBook he is offering about Keyword Research.  Likely it will be the second best free eBook you can get this week, perhaps only topped by one about Profitable Niches by some guy named Steve.

Seriously if you understand how to find a good niche and then how to utilize the keywords for it afterwards you cannot go wrong.

You may be wondering about the “duplicate article” penalty that supposedly exists.  I think it has something to do with Google putting out a hit on you with the internet teamsters if they find more than two copies of your article out there.  If you have any lingering doubts that such a thing may exist Josh puts it to rest with this article on the duplicate content penalty.

Tick Tock Tick Tock.  Hear that sound?  That is time ticking away for you to be able to be able to get into an interesting contest.  Murray has laid down the gauntlet to write 1000 articles in 100 days and he is inviting us all to join in.  Since you may well be doing some article marketing anyhow after reading all of the previous material you might as well make it fun and join in on his neat challenge.  The competition starts tomorrow so join fast.

Is this even possible to do 1000 articles in 100 days?  Possible: Yes.  Easy: HELL No.  I will cheer and salute from the sidelines on this one.  I am too competitive to do it and not try to do 1001.  But doing that and traveling would likely kill me, so better to just stay away.  I did talk my brother into joining and representing Steve Scott Site in this challenge, though he told me there was no way he was going to do anywhere near 1000 articles.

You may have noticed that I do not do many “timely” posts here.  Nothing relating to an oil spill or the Clinton wedding.  Many of my posts are even written a few days before posting and sit in a queue.  This is probably to my detriment.  Dave makes an excellent post about how you can bring some targeted traffic to your site if you hit on a topic from Google Trends.

Finally an article on how to embrace your fears, and I am quite scared of little blue birdies.  Yes, Twitter gives me the night terrors.  We always fear what we do not know and Bill gives us some reasons to love twitter and ways to get listed in some great directories to get targeted twitter followers.

Well that’s it for this week! I definitely recommend you check all these articles and support these sites through Tweets, blog comments, and submitting to sites like Digg.  They work hard to provide content…so show them some love!

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4 thoughts on “Steve’s Sunday Selections- August 8, 2010”

  1. Hey Steve, thank you for the wonderful shout out on the project.

    On the whole, I’m hoping the project will inspire everyone whether they’re watching from the sidelines or participating. It’s one of those “money where your mouth is” situations, we talk a lot about different techniques and now, as you said, the gauntlet is set – it’s time to put the knowledge to work!

    Thanks for the other resources as well, lots of great tidbits to go through and implement.

    • Murray,

      Good luck with your project. I am looking forward to how it all turns out (and maybe some occasional updates along the way) You sure have set the bar high with 1000.

  2. “Alex is our lead-off batter in our game of Article Marketing Baseball. Hmmmm can he play? Do they even have baseball in Australia? Ok let’s reboot.”

    Oh man, (wipes tear from eye) I seriously have not laughed out loud like that for a while (I always fake the LOL’s sshhh don;t tell) Brilliant Steve, really 🙂
    OK on with the comment now, I think I’m OK now…
    Love your style my friend, really loved the way you weaved your links into an awesome article (reminds of a style of this awesome blogger I know, can’t. quite. put. finger. on it though?)
    I too linked to that twitter one, wish the guy would reply to the comments and acknowledge his own existence, ah well, can’t win em all I guess.
    Really glad you recognised Murlu’s post, I was going to include it but it came too late, really great idea, and even better that he has made himself accountable.

    Thanks again for the mention, the kind words and of course the keyword love as always (very impressed by all the keyword link love in this post actually)
    Oh, btw – thanks so much for linking to and mentioning my ebook Scott, it really is the second best (grumble grumble maon and bitch) ebook you will read this year people!

    Ciao for now Steve.Scott.MAAAAATTTEEE!!!!

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