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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.

That moment when you get the first email about a successful transaction… someone found your thing and then liked it enough to buy it… that moment changes you forever. But how do you get there? What are the steps to making a thing that’s sellable? What roadblocks will you absolutely collide with and how can you hurdle over them?

Last week Corbett had a conversation with a friend who proclaimed: “it's too late to build a popular blog or podcast. The day has passed when you could grow an audience and earn a living from it. Maybe you could do it in 2007, or 2009, but not now.”

Note from Corbett: a couple of months ago Natalie Sisson from The Suitcase Entrepreneur stopped by for an in-depth Founders' Story interview for Fizzle. Afterward we got to talking about strategies she could use to boost her new book launch. I suggested an oldie-but-goodie idea of running a blog challenge. Her results were pretty incredible, and I asked her to share them with you in this special guest post. This is a thorough guide, and the full process is laid out here.

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