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Posts tagged publishing

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Jul 22
“The goal in blogging/business/inspiring non-fiction is to share a truth, or at least a truth as the writer sees it. To not just share it, but to spread it and to cause change to happen. You can do that in at least three ways: with research (your own or reporting on others), by building and describing conceptual structures, or with stories that resonate.” Seth’s Blog: Q&A: The writing process

Jun 16

On Facebook

Saw this quote via @stoweboyd this morning:

Facebook is the living dead: the most popular, least relevant social network where teenagers and adults alike gather out of fear of missing out on things that don’t even make them happy.

Amanda Hess, Teenagers Hate Facebook, but They’re Not Logging Off

… and realized, with a dash of surprise in my own reaction, that I have softened my stance about the social media giant.

I don’t like Facebook for a bunch of reasons, and deactivated the account I had there (which I’d opened for the sole reason of having a more informed opinion about it), but when I think about certain people I know who use it, I’m somewhat glad they’re trying.

The people I’m thinking of will never blog or create their own websites - not even with another hosted option: They think of Facebook as their place to have a web presence, and as far as they’re concerned, www.Facebook.com/TheirHandle IS their website. They have wrestled with their own questions about internet privacy and they’ve reckoned with their answers, and they ARE happy there, so who am I to judge them, even though I personally wish they’d be somewhere else on the world wide web? And one day, they may make the jump… We’re in an era where knowing how to publish on the web has become a basic skill, and Facebook is a door opener on the how-to for a lot of people.

Facebook may be “least relevant” to Amand Hess, to me, and to others, but if it’s relevant to those who use it, it’s relevant by the very definition of the word.

My 2 cents for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, is that if you want Facebook to be more relevant, tear down the walls. One of my biggest gripes about it, has been that you cannot READ 90% of the Facebook pages that are created unless you have an account of your own. Pretty dumb. That’s not publishing a web presence, that’s insider clubbing.


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“People say, ‘Are you still writing?’ and I think, ‘Why not?’ " she says. "I have no hobbies other than friends and the theater. I’m impatient with long lunches. I’ll always be writing. But the day I stop publishing is the day I stop telling a good story.” Mary Higgins Clark, via WSJ.com: The Case of the Best-Selling Author

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via Phil Gerbyshak, who says,

I am an unapologetic fan of Seth Godin. I have read every one of his books and ebooks, his was the first blog I ever read (on accident), read almost every one of his blog posts, own his CD set, and have even gotten to talk to Seth on the phone for an interview for one of his books. His books are great, and have helped me think about many things in the world differently. And though I don’t agree with Seth on EVERYTHING, I do enjoy his work and appreciate the fact he writes on his blog every day. The video above is like a “best of” Seth Godin. He talks about why his books did so well, and they are all things YOU could do. It’s little over 30 minutes long, and is worth every second you spend watching it. My take on this video: Don’t do things exactly how Seth does them. Instead, take his ideas and put them to work on YOUR ideas. If you’re reading via RSS or e-mail, you may need to click here to watch the video.

How to Create 10 Best Selling Books

I was so glad Phil found this, for I have heard before, but only sound and I took a ton of notes on this talk - good stuff.