May 9, 2008

SOB Business Cafe 05-09-08

published this at 10:48 am

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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

Christine Kane has a new mantra. It seems to be working well for her.
In her incredible new book, Steering by Starlight, Martha Beck writes about a mantra she made up…

Just This

Conversation Agent has a timely question.
. . . I was inspired with the body of work surrounding social capital — the value of personal relationships in the workplace.

Are You a Social Capitalist?

Cubicle Nation has a reponse to life’s changing terrain.
I was halfway through writing on another topic when I got this call on my cellphone.

Is life just one damn thing after another?

Get Rich Slowly has software to manage something we can all use.
“How much time do you spend blogging?” people often ask me.

“I don’t know,” I say. “A lot. Probably forty to sixty hours a week.” I’ve always wished I could provide a better answer to that question. Now I can.

RescueTime: Free Time-Management Software

Inspirationbit has more than a bit of news and a question. Can we help out?
What I’ve learned about the corporate world the last few months I wouldn’t find in any book. It is a crazy, unreliable world out there, full of uncertainties. And although I’ve got my plate full with concerns at the moment, my future somehow doesn’t feel as unpredictable — at least I know that it all depends on the way I conduct my business.

Design Costs vs. Values

Rick Mahn has few words about ownership.
There is some growing interest in the Personal Branding space on scenarios of people with the same name. I was fortunate enough to have a great conversation on the topic with Kristen King of BizChicksRule which she turned into What if Your Name Is Jenna Jameson?

Who Owns Your Name?

Related ala carte selections include

Copyblogger has written a classic.
It was three years ago today that they wheeled me in for emergency surgery, and I said goodbye to my wife, not quite three-year-old daughter, and newborn son. I knew that sometimes people don’t wake up from brain surgery, and this might be the last time I saw them.

The Snowboard, the Subdural Hematoma, and the Secret of Life

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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5 Comments to “SOB Business Cafe 05-09-08”

  1. May 9th, 2008 at 11:05 am
    inspirationbit said

    wow, Liz, thanks so much for including my post with debatable question or questionable debates 😉
    I look forward to getting more input on the topic I discuss there. Thanks again.

  2. May 9th, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    Valeria Maltoni said


    I am honored for the inclusion, thank you. Now I am catching my breath after reading Brian’s post.

    [This space left intentionally empty for silence.]

  3. May 9th, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    Rick Mahn said

    Thank you for including me in today’s SOB Business Cafe! I surely enjoyed all the conversations I had just by going to Chicago and attending SOBCon. I learned more in 48hrs than in 3 years of blogging – and from the best people.

    I’m off to read all the other posts linked here, looking to continue to be inspired by my fellow SOBs.


  4. May 9th, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    Pamela Slim said

    Thanks for the link Liz!

    I was jonesing so badly to see you at SOBcon … the rugrats are just a bit too wee to travel at the moment. Next time!

    Have a great weekend.


  5. November 11th, 2008 at 6:45 am
    Which Are Better, Short or Long Blog Posts? said

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