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Required Listening: Merlin Mann on Blogging from 2008

In 2008, Merlin Mann was on the CBC Radio show Spark talking with host Nora Young about the hows/whys/whats/whos of blogging – whether it’s personally to talk about your cat or if you’re looking to setup a blog for your…

Welcome to the Internet

Something that I’ve been quietly working on for the last while is finally ready for you to check out. SSKTN.com is my podcasting network. Right now we just have a couple of shows we’re doing but I’m hoping to add…

Software I Use: Basecamp

One indispensable piece of software that I use both personally as well as in my day job is a project/time management software package called Basecamp. First, a quote from 37 Signals, the company that made Basecamp: For years project management…

The Conversation: True Story

Dan Benjamin, host on the 5by5.tv podcast network, conducts a great interview with Greg Storey on all things business. It should be required listening for those on both sides of the design, development and marketing of web work. There’s lots…

Overnight Success After 10 Years

Biz Stone is the co-founder of Twitter (follow Lemon Productions here) and had this to say in a blog post about the perceived overnight success of Twitter: Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like…

Build Your Own Website – Virb and Squarespace

Some people want to understand all the HTML, CSS, Javascript and whatchamakalit code behind their websites. Other people want to hire someone to take care of everything – they don’t want to know about what goes inside their website anymore…

How Not to Be a Bad Email Marketer

Great advice for anyone setting up a new email newsletter list from the folks over at MailChimp : Bottom line: make sure people are legitimately signed up to your list. You can’t just throw a bunch of email addresses on…

Required Listening: Virtual Assistant Podcast

A podcast that’s about 17 episodes old that small business owners (virtual or real) may find interesting is one from Cliff Ravenscraft’s GSPN.TV network called The Virtual Assistant Podcast. I’ve listened to most of the episodes thus far and have…

Required Listening: Foolish Adventure

Izzy Video is a video podcast that teaches you all about how to shoot, edit and produce video on a Mac using Final Cut Studio. Awhile ago he turned it, and a few other podcasts he produces, into his full…