SOB Business Cafe 04-14-2006

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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 screenshot to enjoy each selection.

The Specials this Week are

Brian at Copyblogger catches the New York Times being clever with their headlines. Great analysis. Well-worth reading.

Copyblogger Linkbaiting New York Times Style

God over at the godblog lets us know she enters contests. The latest that she’s signed up for is Valleywag’s coin a Valleyspeak word contest. Win free music. Proof that god likes music. Like the new template, god–you must have a thing for change: seasons, day and night, people getting older . . .

If only Rocky could package this post and give it as a presentation to some CEOs I know. They need to learn that people need time and resources to do things right the first time. Lot’s of CEO’s could use a Hillbilly PhD. to get their priorities straight.

The essence of great writing and editing is knowing how to remove all of the words that you don’t need. This post from Jamdo Marketing does a great job of explaining that. (Apologies for that errant “b” earlier.” It’s Jamdo.” Get rid of the letters you don’t need too.)

Jamdo Stripping Excess Words from Your Blog

Freshblog comes through again with some creative hacking for Blogger. Now you can make your posts expand and contract. Congratulations on the new design Freshblog–like your name it’s FRESH . . . I’m looking for my link in the blogroll, I think it fell off by mistake. . . . hope this doesn’t mean that we’re breaking up.

Related ala carte selections include

Marianne Richmond’s article on paying attention had such a strong impact on me last week. I was led to rethink some things in the quality of my own life. This one by Liz, from my writing blog.

Letting me be The Essence of Being Alive

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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