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Everybody talks about personal brand. Some people have made their whole business about it. Others have made their whole business through it. I find that a lot of the time, when people ask about personal brand, they’re really asking about an “easy button.”

The Fizzle team has been hyper-focused on growth over the past month, and we're seeing encouraging results. As a team, we select a different "theme" each quarter to guide our project work. Our current theme is simply membership growth. We always care about growth, but these themes give us a chance to turn all our attention to one specific thing for a while to make new breakthroughs.

Whew. It’s been a busy couple of months since we last updated you on what’s new inside of Fizzle. We’ve released an all new member dashboard, two new courses on video production and product creation and two new founder stories with inspiring entrepreneurs.

A Fizzler recently launched their product and achieved significantly lesser results than she expected. If you’ve been there you remember the heaviness of that realization. “That was my launch. These are my results. Now what? Does this product suck? DO I SUCK?”

This is the second and final part of the conversation where we each share our best advice for bloggers. (Here’s the first part.) I asked Corbett, Caleb and Barrett to prepare their top 10 tips for bloggers and bring them to these conversations. We critique, discuss and share stories.

I’ve always enjoyed making videos, but after seeing the ridiculously awesome quality of the videos put out by people I follow - the Fizzle guys, seanwes, Pat Flynn - I got discouraged, because they all revealed that they were using $3,500 cameras and other expensive video equipment.

Blogging is where we came from. We’ve built our careers and a substantial audience by blogging alone. So let’s uncork the stopper and let our best advice pour out. In this episode and the next (are you a subscriber?) we each share our top 10 biggest pieces of advice for bloggers.

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