Tara LeMieux’s website is worth following for posts like this…
Reading Time: 1 minute. In the earliest hours of morning, before the bustling of day settles in – there is a space that begs our invitation; one that encourages our heart’s rest. In these first fleeting moments, stillness stretches her arms into thoughtful arabesque. It is here in this space where our awareness begins to form…
If you can’t stop watching TV long enough to get your life together you seriously don’t want to change. That’s basic s***. It’s the bare minimum, to be honest. So what will it be? Netflix or a better paying career? Donuts or about a body you can be proud of? Video games or a loving relationship?
Every time you think you can’t stop that’s just another excuse. You can. You can and you will. Stop buying yourself off. Stop letting your own internal condition dominate the quality of your life — take back the wheel. If you continue to be led by your emotions of regret you’ll eventually live that vision on your deathbed thinking what if…
One of the best definitions of content marketing I ever heard was simply this; find good s*** and share it. that little beauty comes from thought leader Jason Falls and I have never found a better definition since the day I came across it.
The Divine is in the details however and it’s not the simple process of just finding good s*** anywhere and sharing it anywhere; it is developing a simple leather rinse repeat process that will get you and your ideas the attention you crave.
I have been studying this process for over a decade and I think it’s time to revisit the essentials of how to use content marketing to get a following in 2018. Interested? Let’s keep going…
Today I want to talk with you about the first part of the equation — finding good s***. In my opinion it’s easy to find good s*** — what most people don’t realize is that you can make good s*** find you. There is a little appreciated technology called RSS that can make all the difference in your thought leadership world. Here is the best and simplest explanation I have ever found and even though it was done in 2007 it’s still a great explanation:
Here’s what I hope you will take away from the video above. RSS is like a radio signal and just like with radio there are many devices that can tune into that signal and take advantage of the content. There are actually three different “devices” that I use on a regular basis: the first is the WordPress Reader, the second is Google News and the best is Inoreader. In the following video I’m going to break them down and show you what I mean.
Hopefully after this video you’ll see that Making good s*** come to you can be fun and easy and it will also give you a competitive advantage. According to the Pew study on the internet in the American Life only about 11% of All American internet users know that such a technology and Tool exists. If you do the work and continue to master content readers you will always be ahead of the game.
WordPress is just one of the feed readers that are available. If you’re not using WordPress as your website, it probably doesn’t make much sense to use that as your feed reader. A far better and more advance feed reader tool is Inoreader. I have included a couple of screencasts for you here:
Some of the most popular screencasts I’ve ever done are about how to use it:
Before I continue on please let me know in the comments what questions you have about content readers.
As millennials, we are at an age where our lives are constantly disrupted. Our plans and ideas are ever-changing. We have very little control over outside circumstances (at least it often seems that way). And that is stressful and often infuriating! There seems to be no time to focus on our inner voices because everything […]
Mark Epstein is a psychiatrist in private practice in NYC and the author of many books about the intersection of Buddhism and psychotherapy. He’s currently the clinical assistant professor in the postdoctoral program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University. His most recent book, Advice Not Given; A Guide to Getting Over Yourself is what he… Listen in!
When you become a part of WordPress.com, you’re actually getting two awesome services: your blog (and/or website), plus your Reader — a place where you can read posts from sites on and even outside of WordPress.com. We’ll help you get comfortable with both to help you get the most out of WordPress.com. Source: Get Comfy
This is a test of dictation in Google Docs to see whether it’s usable for posting to my blog. Here’s my dilemma; I love to talk but I hate to write. I’d much rather do a voice recording or YouTube video or a Facebook live session than write, but the problem is that Google cannot search within audio or video files so for the time being text is still the coin of the realm in blogging.
So far this is working pretty well. In the first paragraph there was one glaring error that the spell checker in Google Docs or language tool proofreading was not able to catch. I have tested this process before without a lot of success but it seems to be working better than it has in the past. The MacBook Pro that I’m using is about 6 years old with only 4 gigabytes of memory so it’s not the most powerful machine that I’ve ever use however dictation seems to be working quite well despite the limitations of the equipment and there does not seem to be an undue tax on system resources that would prevent me from using this in the future.
So I guess I don’t see any reason not to use this; all the resources are free including Google Docs and the WordPress add-on from Auttomatic. I may want to continue to search for a grammar checker that will do a better job than the one that I’m currently using but when you consider that I was able to dictate this entire post with over only having to make two edits it’s really not a bad outcome.
How about you? What stops you from doing the blogging that you need to do?
As the nineteenth film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe featuring a star-studded cast and all three Phases of the franchise referencing either an Infinity Stone or Infinity Gauntlet, Avengers: Infinity War promised great things – but did it live up to expectations? In truth, it did and quite frankly, I had a blast when I […]