The Sparkline

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Posts by: Corbett Barr

Cofounder and CEO of Fizzle. Entrepreneur for a decade. Blogger, podcaster, lifestyle business builder.

Nothing had a bigger effect on my business when I was getting started than Book Yourself Solid. Nothing. I literally went from doing a handful of small projects for boring clients to being completely booked up months in advance with spectacular clients at rates that were 10x higher than I started with.

“Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weights.” ― Ronnie Coleman I love that quote. It applies to anything difficult people want to accomplish. Bodybuilding, losing weight, language learning, becoming an artist/actor/musician, changing your life, building a business, getting rich...

Today we're starting a free 30-day challenge and we want you to join. Last month we asked you to vote on which 30-day challenge we should create to kick off the new year. Your top two choices were the "blog breakthrough" and the "just ship it" challenge ideas.

Last week we promised a big announcement. Here it is! Think Traffic has now become The Sparkline: a blog for independent creatives and entrepreneurs building matterful things. We’ve fallen in love over the past year. Our Fizzle community and The Fizzle Show have revealed a whole crew of people putting their asses on the line to build something they care about.

When you're small, there is so much to celebrate. When you're small, you're capable of handcrafted experiences, thoughtful details and careful outcomes.

The greatest compliment we can hope for as entrepreneurs is to find out what we've built actually means something, that what we're doing matters. A few days ago, a Fizzle member wrote a post in the forums titled "What I really think about Fizzle." When you see a title like that about your work, you can't help but feel a little nervous to read the judgement that follows.

Building a successful blog only requires two steps. Earning a living doing what you love requires two more steps. Publishing 500 blog posts taught me this and more. A couple of weeks ago, we crossed over a big milestone here at Think Traffic. There are now over 500 blog posts published on this site. 500!