April 4, 2008

SOB Business Cafe 04-04-08

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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

Zoomstart is thinking royal thoughts for rockstars of the Internet.
In the end, it’s that new territory that you discover and conquer that will make you the king in your industry. But you’ve got to start somewhere, and the best place to start is to follow the current kings around and learn from them.

If You Want to be The King … Do What The Kings Do

Web Urbanist is thinking about geeky redesigns. Gosh, they’re beautiful.
Do you ever get sick of people telling you to recycle? Well, these furniture designers prove recycling can be a lot more interesting than stuffing cans, bottles and cardboard into the proper containers.

20 Eye-Catching Pieces of ‘Recycled’ Urban Furniture: Geeky and Green Adaptive Reuse Design Projects

Unconventional Thinking is thinking about how to hook customers using the web.

So they take the only hook song on the album, You Can’t Count On Me, create a landing page, give you a link to download and viola, digi does what print can’t even touch.

Failing Rock Group Games The Web

Pothole on the Infobahn is thinking about authenticity.
Amongst the many earnest and upright angel individuals, who are dedicated to fostering innovation and commerce in their communities, there often lurk the shady evil doers that are really looking to line their own pockets by directly funneling your money from your bank account into theirs. It’s not pretty but it is predictable.

Who’s Your Daddy? Unscrupulous Investors!

Life Clever is thinking about distorting images in a new way.
As if there aren’t enough permutations of Photoshop, Adobe’s just launched Photoshop Express. This web-based version of Photoshop enables you to quickly crop, touch-up, distort, and apply effects to any of the billions of images you’ve taken with your cam.

Adobe launches Photoshop for the web

Jibber Jobber is thinking about the 66 best ways of networking and uses a great one in this post — promoting the work of a guy he holds in high esteem.
Without further ado, here’s Thom’s EXCELLENT list of better networking posts. The images to the right are Thom’s books, linked to Amazon for more information.

Thom Singer’s 66 Tips for Better Networking (the complete list!)

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Weblog Tools Collection is thinking up the questions and answers to FAQs that many folks will soon need.
These questions and answers were gleaned from the wp-hackers and wp-testers e-mail lists over that last several weeks.

FAQ on WordPress 2.5

And one more:

Quick Online Tips is thinking about the joy of the new 2.5 experience.

WordPress 2.5 is released and everyone wants to grab the latest version of the sleeker, faster and beautiful WordPress. I upgraded to WordPress 2.5 and started to write a few new posts, and was surprised by the range of new features offered while writing a post…. here are a few of them.

WordPress 2.5 Changed My Post Writing Habits

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

–ME “Liz” Strauss

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8 Comments to “SOB Business Cafe 04-04-08”

  1. April 4th, 2008 at 11:09 am
    Jason Alba said

    Liz, it is always an honor to be on this list – thank you!

  2. April 4th, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Jason!
    It’s always fun to have you stop by! Stop and read for a while!

  3. April 4th, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    Brad Shorr said

    Hi Liz, this post is just what the doctor ordered. It’s been a hectic, really frustrating week and now I’m going to relax and check out these links.

  4. April 5th, 2008 at 9:56 am
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Thanks Brad!
    Actually compiling these links had the same relaxing effect on me. :)

  5. April 5th, 2008 at 6:46 pm
    Lani Anglin-Rosales said

    Having Thom Singer’s Networking tips all in one place is AWESOME so I have to say that the JibberJobber post is my personal fave from the list (plus Thom is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet)!

  6. April 5th, 2008 at 8:21 pm
    Suzie Cheel said

    Thanks for the alacarte, that is contrary to some post I have read on WordPress 2.5 . it sounds impressive and might solve my need to put Windows on My Mac so I can use live writer.

  7. April 5th, 2008 at 8:51 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    I agree, Lani, on both counts. Which is why I just couldn’t let that post go by unnoticed. :)

  8. April 5th, 2008 at 8:52 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hey Suzie!
    I saw Matt introduce it at WordCamp. 2.5 has some awesome features — especially the photo galleries.

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