This post might rub a few people the wrong way. But it is has to be said…
I’ve decided to stop reading most of the content that has to do with the “Internet Lifestyle” niche. With a few exceptions (ie: relationships I’ve built through this blog), I’ve hit the ole unsubscribe button on everything that has to do with this niche.
Simply put – I find that most of the content is completely useless.
What you’ll usually find on an Internet lifestyle site are articles like the following:
Having an Internet business is GREAT – Go buy this product to learn how to do it!
How to be super-duper-really-awesome-and-spectacular in your life
7 secrets to minimizing your possessions to 113 items
21 perfect destinations to become location independent
I’ll admit I’ve published similar articles on this blog. But I’ve learned this kind of content does NOTHING for anyone who wants more freedom in their life.
Life is full of upheaval and change. Once you get set in a comfortable routine, things go and change on you. Here at the Steve Scott Site we are in for some shocking, amazing and perhaps even death defying changes.
Up shall be down. Black shall be White and Night shall be Day.
Often I take liberties with my weekend roundup posts. I view it as a chance to get off topic, talk about something current or strange and take a stretch and link it to some current articles. I tend to like to write “evergreen” and I view Sunday Selections as my chance to write a little “topical” and non-evergreen fun and mix it in with some “link-love”. It is particularly fun to get into the spirit of the “holiday” like I did for Halloween, Christmas and New Year.
So today would be the good chance to talk about Valentine’s Day, right? A chance to delve into the history, traditions and fun of this holiday. I even tried. In one draft I even had a “team Edward vs. team Jacob” tween movie reference where I lumped all the articles into one of the two camps.
But the problem is… I do not believe in Valentine’s day. Yup, I said it! No Cupid! No “true love’s first kiss!”
…Or at least ready to watch some really really expensive commercials. Or ready to drink some beer, eat too much food and generally relax. Well I know I am! SuperBowl has become an “event” in the United States over the past few years. I am a football fan, but far more than fans take time out and watch the event and spectacle that is the SuperBowl.
The Sheer Brilliance of the SuperBowl
SuperBowl is an example of brilliant marketing. Companies spend millions for 30 seconds of advertising time. Sometimes they create commercials that are never aired again, like the famous one by Apple for the Macintosh way back in 1984.
For this Sunday Selection I have decided to highlight inspiration, motivation and use the great story of the Wizard of Oz to try to emphasize these points. For much of this month, I have been trying to write as many actionable posts as possible; very little theory and a whole lot of “how to!”
But knowing, “how to” is only a small part of the battle. If you do not have the personal drive to get it done, nothing will be accomplished. It is like spitting in the wind, it feels like you accomplish something for a second until it all flies back into your face.
All this got me thinking about “the Wizard of Oz.” Dorothy, The Lion, The Tin Woodsman and the Scarecrow had to face a lot of obstacles in this classic tale. Many people thought they could not do it. The biggest secret was that each of them had everything it took for success already inside them. They just had to realize it. I think this is 100% true for success online. You have all the tools. You just need to follow a path, overcome obstacles and persevere to succeed.
It is Sunday here. The Sun is shining. The sky hasn’t dumped snow on us here for a few days. The Jets are still in the playoff hunt. Birds are chirping and everything is good with life. Did I mention that the Jets are still in the playoffs? Not as good as if the Giants made it, but at least one of my teams is in the hunt this, “Championship Sunday”.
Anyho0… no more football talk for those of you who couldn’t care, I will not bore you anymore (today). For this Sunday roundup I am going to highlight on what I think is a very important part of any online business, whether that business is blogging, affiliate marketing or even perhaps ecommerce (not sure about that one). The Landing Page.
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.
Here are some of my favorite articles from the last week from around the web. It shows quite a strong start to 2011. There are only a few links this week, but a lot of them are involved, so lets get going…