Chinese Proverb

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”


7 Blogging Obstacles and Simple Ways to Overcome Them

7 Blogging Obstacles

I often find myself thinking about the obstacles you face as a content creator and blogger.  Taking a cue from Ryan Holiday’s book, The Obstacle is the Way,  I began journaling how to face each obstacle and overcome it.

Here are 7 of the most common obstacles and what you can overcome them.

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Is The Social Media Marketing Niche Racist?

During Social Media Marketing World, a friend reminded me that I was one of the few black people presenting at the conference. They asked if that concerned me. I didn’t know at the time. I’m not one to draw quick conclusions but I did tuck the observation away for a time of reflection.

I guess I can’t duck this question forever.

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How Do You Create An Effective Blogging Strategy?

Create a Blog Strategy

Important but tough question. It’s often helpful to tackle complicated questions by working backward.

In this case, I believe an effective business blogging strategy creates customers. I know this sounds crass to the unicorn and rainbows crowd but a business blog is a waste of time if it can’t help pay the bills a return a profit.


How to Turn Your Blog Into Your Top Salesperson


Every 6 months or so, I review the posts I’ve published in the last year. I use this 30,000 foot view to see if I’m missing any key topics.

During my last review I noticed something…

Somehow I’ve managed to make a rookie mistake. A mistake that I caution my clients about all the time.


Will Noise Kill Content?

Some smart folks have been lamenting the noisy state of the content marketing industry.  

They point to the rising tide of garbage masquerading as “content”.