I’ve decided to ditch the weekly Taking Action posts and replace them with a Weekly Wrap-Up in the following format:
- The best articles I’ve found on the web and in the community the past week (this was inspired by Jenny at EXconsumer and Tammy at Rowdy Kittens)
- Some realizations or ideas I’ve had over the past week and other random musings
- Things I am working on currently, and of course:
- The things I’ve accomplished
- Special Announcements
I figure this might be a tad bit more interesting for you and will also give me the chance to give props where they are due.
Best of the Community/Best of the Web
The Ultimate Business Plan Workbook for Bloggers (Free Download) at ThinkTraffic.
Everything Corbett Barr writes is awesome and extremely useful if you are planning to create a business out of your blog or affiliate site. And he’s so genuine too. Even though he’s an A-lister, he responds to almost every comment. As for this workbook, it came at the right time and I’ll be going through it this weekend.
Purge the Excess Crap That Holds You Back! At You vs Debt.
Adam Baker’s video about consumerism says it all. Must see.
When Physical & Digital Worlds Collide at EXconsumer.
This post is so true and Jenny is so funny in her examples!
Finding Greatness – Free e-book at Listen Feel Breathe.
I just started reading David’s blog and I really like what I see. He just wrote his first e-book and it’s really great. Best part? It’s free! So head on over and get yours!
Why I Write LESS at Minimalism Defined.
With all the digital clutter in our lives today, it’s tough to keep up with a lot of blogs. Here’s Jenny’s argument for writing less.
Ambient Minimalism (For Readers) at Untitled Minimalism.
This was exactly the post I needed this week. Before reading this, I subscribed via email to all my blogs and it was starting to become a cluster in my inbox! I finally took the leap and started using Google Reader this week to organize my reading. Awesome.
Fear, Exposed – Featuring Tricia Karp at The Middle Finger Project.
First of all, I love Ash and her sassy attitude style of writing. Second, her guest posts have been amazing, especially this last one. Tricia’s story is so inspiring and so what I needed to read this week!
Why Chasing Happiness is Futile at So Much More Life
Ok, this is shameless self-promotion, but I have another guest post at Gip’s site. Go check it out! I promise it’s not as much a downer as the title suggests
My Ideas, Dreams, Goals, Realizations, Whatever
I think the biggest lesson I learned this week was to “resign as general manager of the universe.” This goes back to my control issues and anger management, both of which I’m very bad at. Why shouldn’t I be mad at that person that cut me off to drive slower than me? Why shouldn’t I be annoyed that the person I held the door open for did not say Thank you? I have to mad because I am the general manager of the universe. I have to hold everyone accountable. Everyone but myself that is….sigh. I don’t know why, but this one line really resonated with me.
What I’m Currently Working On
Taking Corbett Barr’s Affiliate Beginner’s Course. I have been stuck as to what to do with our site CityVids.tv and I am thinking that I can somehow turn this Denver video and written guide into an affiliate site of some sort. Figured it wouldn’t hurt to try out the ideas.
Getting caught up with the A-list Bloggers Club latest bootcamp. Week four ended last week and I’m just beginning Week 3. Oops! But I’ll be re-writing my About Page soon based on what I learn in Week 3.
Remember that website that some friends and I are working on? I wasn’t happy with the original design I presented so I did a lot of design research this week and I think I am liking what I’ve come up with. Can’t wait to show it off!
What I Have Accomplished This Week
- Finished my guest post for Jo at Simply Being Mum. Watch for it this Sunday!
- Posted my second Starfisher interview by Jenny at EXconsumer.
- Have my third Starfisher lined up to be interviewed on Sunday. Watch for my first video post on Monday!
- Have found Starfisher #4 – phew!
- Booked the trip for our wedding in Costa Rica in November for two weeks! We’ll also be taking a look at some property while we’re down there!
I was going to make a special announcement about a contest this week, but I am not sure I have it all thought out to present it that soon, so stay tuned for a special contest (in a week or two) where the best suggestion will win one of several wonderful e-books! I’ll give you a hint: I need some help with narrowing my focus.