Your “Big Break” is not coming (and why that’s good news).
Is your industry about to be transformed by the Internet?
Instagram marketing, some fresh ideas for email, and why you’re not as busy as you think you are.
Get into it all below, and make sure you follow @copyblogger on Twitter to grab these links — and a lot more — every week.
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Meet the New Twitter
If you’ve downloaded the new Twitter app to your phone, you may have seen the new Twitter online by now. I’d have to get @bgardner or @rafaltomal over here to make a serious run at how the separate elements of the redesign really shake out, but I like it.
3 Email Marketing Techniques You Haven’t Seen
All right, I’m a bit of an email nerd. If you are too, these won’t be completely foreign to you, but they’re a good reminder of what works when it comes to email list conversion.
What Truly Matters in Business and in Life
With his trademark generosity, Chris Guillebeau makes an attempt at answering this question (and more) in another stunning manifesto. No opt-in required.
4 Industries About to be Transformed by the Internet
You might take a glance at this article and say “Yeah, duh?” and that’s fine. The question remains: how will these changes affect what you’re working on?
How to Use Instagram to Tell (and Sell) Your Marketing Story
If you’re an Instagram freak, you’ll love this. If, like me, you’re not on Instagram, John makes a good, indirect case for thinking creatively about your marketing.
You’re Not as Busy as You Think
A solid reminder that, though busy makes you feel good, it does not necessarily mean you’re doing good work. Less is more?
The Myth of the Big Break
Nobody’s coming to save you. No “single moment” is likely to change your career. Particularly if you’re chasing that single moment instead of consistently working to make great stuff. I love this article.
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About the Author: Robert Bruce is Copyblogger Media’s Chief Copywriter and Resident Recluse.
Reader Comments (12)
Blog Tyrant says
Is it just me or does instagram make everything look rather sad?
Sonia Simone says
It adds that “old Polaroid” effect to images and darkens/saturates them a lot. I sort of like it, depending on the image.
Blog Tyrant says
Makes me feel like I’m in the great depression. Ha ha.
Thanks for share the great marketing link list, Robert. I love it, but I consider what things I could learn from these links, will follow them all.
Michael James says
I really liked the Myth of the Big Break. It’s empowering to feel like paying your dues trumps the “back door” approach to success. I’ve always thought the only thing I can really control about my future us how hard (or smart) I work. Other things–luck, people getting breaks, whatever–are beyond my influence, and I can’t worry about them. Got to keep moving forward. Nice list of links.
Sonia Simone says
I totally agree, Michael.
The link to Email Marketing is broken. Please fix it.
Great set of links this week. Thanks.
Gregory Ciotti says
Thanks for the mention Robert! (second link)
The Copyblogger podcast on the recent re-design was one of my favorite yet.
I’d just like to add that you can put me down as a supporter for getting Rafal on the podcast!
Jennifer Minar-Jaynes says
Sharing “You’re Not as Busy as You Think” with a few friends.
Thanks for such a great compilation.
Seconding the excellence of the “Myth of the Big Break.” It definitely puts truth to the adage that actions speak louder than words! What a great collection of inspiring pieces. I will definitely be referring others to these!
Justin Talia says
Thanks Roberts! I’ll be sure to follow copyblogger on Twitter! Definitely helpful as the person that does the marketing at incentiBox hahahaha 🙂
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