March 30, 2007

SOB Business Cafe 03-30-07

published this at 1:34 pm

SB Cafe

Welcome to the SOB Cafe

We offer the best in thinking–articles on the business of blogging written by the Successful and Outstanding Bloggers of Successful Blog. Click on the titles to enjoy each selection.

The Specials this Week are

Problogger is showing us how to make things happen.

5 ways to Increase your Blog Traffic

SuccessCreeations stirs a discussion about Princes of Execution and Visionaries.

Visionary Cat Herding Princes of Execution

Brain Based Biz has jumped in with Both Feet.

Tap More Brain Power by Asking Two-Footed Questions

Logic+Emotion prefers conversation to webinar format and explains why.

Talking to Yourself

Success Begins Today shows us how to make true change happen.

True Change And The Three R’s

Related ala carte selections include

The carnival’s in town over at Working at Home on the Internet.

Working at Home Blog Carnival-Twenty-sixth Edition

Sit back. Enjoy your read. Nachos and drinks will be right over. Stay as long as you like. No tips required. Comments appreciated.

Have a great weekend!

–ME “Liz” Strauss

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14 Comments to “SOB Business Cafe 03-30-07”

  1. March 30th, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    Galba Bright said

    Thanks Liz:

    I enjoyed these. It was a nice selection. I also had a god time over at your customer think series.

  2. March 30th, 2007 at 5:04 pm
    John said

    Thank you, Liz and SOBs. I liked “Talking To Yourself”; it’s one of those posts that includes concepts (monologuing) that get your mind wandering way outside of the intended scope.

  3. March 30th, 2007 at 7:18 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Galba!
    I’m delghted the selections served you this wekked at the cafe. We like to hear that! :)

  4. March 30th, 2007 at 7:22 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi John!
    Are you supposed to be tending the bar this evening? Or am I as confused as usual? I very much liked David’s piec too, but probably for different reasons than you did. :)

  5. March 30th, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    Liz, thanks so much for flagging my blog on two footed-questions. I hope that this blog challenges folks to step out of the ordinary and comfort of what they usually do to try something different. I had fun developing this blog and give a lot of credit to Ellen Weber who first developed the concept of two-footed questions. I hope others take tips here and play around with their blogs in new ways. Shanks for the sunshine you spread, Liz.


  6. March 30th, 2007 at 9:09 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Robyn,
    I learn so much from your blog and from Ellen’s. Both of you keep me interested in what my brain is doing when I’m not looking. :)

    Sunshine, I hope it’s sunshine. Some days it seems like a flashlight on a starry night. :)

  7. March 30th, 2007 at 9:31 pm
    Carolyn Manning said

    Am I too late? Princes of Execution struck a chord with me. My ideas are good but taking them to the working point is, sometimes, difficult. On the other hand, maybe it’s not such a bad idea to let a thought simmer for a while?

  8. March 30th, 2007 at 10:34 pm
    Tariq Khan said


    Simmering, as in cooking, often enhances the flavor.

    It all depends on you in many ways. I remember the first time I skied on a regular slope. I had to be ready for the first move or there was a strong likelihood that I would have gone down the mountain on anything but my skis. I waited for the right moment for me, and went. I got down without a fall, and skied fine all day.

    The other thing is that I had an instructor — not with me, but I had lessons. Sometimes listening to another’s advice is helpful. you do have to know who and how to pick your advisors, but the bottom line is that if you rationally feel you must wait, ok. If it’s fear, then take counsel and take the plunge with wisdom.

  9. March 31st, 2007 at 3:46 am
    Carolyn Manning said


    Point taken. I’m starting to learn to jump off the slope and am learning (I think) to listen to my advisors.

  10. March 31st, 2007 at 11:05 am
    ME Strauss said

    Tariq and Carolyn,
    I love the metaphor of the ski slope. Though my center of gravity is too high for me to want to try it in reality, I can live the imagery and be there with you. :)

  11. March 31st, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    Galba Bright said


    I love your description of Robyn McMaster’s & Ellen Weber’s blogs. :). After I leave them, I always find that my brain is humming.

  12. March 31st, 2007 at 3:34 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Galba!
    I love to learn about what my brain is doing also. :)

  13. March 31st, 2007 at 6:45 pm
    GP said

    GP checking in (yikes, innkeeper syntax again) Tariq your ski slope analogy reminds me of when i first started springboard diving… I’d go up to the diving board peer down 15 feet to the pool below and naaahhh. … chicken out. One day, (probably more in self frustration)… it was right and there i went…. couldnt get me off the dang board after that.

    I’ve been blessed with great advisors, tho I ‘m super picky as to who they are. (I’d like to count u guys among them if i may)

    GP in Montana who had an awesome adventure on a surprisingly well behaved Picken with new endurance riding bud AND advisor. Hmmm methinks maybe the Picken was trying to make a good first impression on Carol’s gelding? :)

  14. March 31st, 2007 at 9:17 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi GP,
    You are a fine advisors yourself, if we might be so bold as you include you in our group. (Picken has nominated you. Alle sent a strong second.)

    I so look forward to your advice from Big Sky. :)

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