The 1 Reason Why Corbett’s Starting A Blog (FS082)
On the show today, something completely new to us: a collection of current events that, remarkably, wove themselves around a common theme.
One of the biggest regrets of those close to dying is this: that they didn’t speak their mind more throughout their lives.
If you’re careful, you’ll hear that thread throughout the stories we bring to you this week. Enjoy!
What Happens When
- 5m: Corbett explains the blog challenge. (Discounted hosting, Fizzle freebie, 7 day email series from Corbett.)
- 10: Why Corbett is starting a personal blog again.
- 12: How Chase uses his personal blog.
- 18: Barrett’s tweetstorm diatribe. (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.)
- 28: How the Uber news impacts your mindset as a self employed blogger/podcaster/knitter/jam-maker/hustler.
- 35: Coca Cola’s problem… it’s not marketing, folks.
- 38: Slack as the email killer… and the ultimate pivot.
- 42: Mailchimp releases a new UX book, gives away profits.
- 46: Corbett’s new favorite nerd belt. “Looks pretty slick too!”
- 49: A tip on charging your phone (hint: it flies) and Barrett’s experience with Apple pay.
- 53: Yik Yak. We have to continue to embrace what we don’t understand.
- 58: One of the biggest regrets of the dying: not speaking your mind. Sharing secrets, personal blogging, etc… a rant from Chase. (“Solidarity,” btw, is the word I was looking for.)
- “Everything falls apart… do it anyways.”
Links & Such
The Blog Challenge — discounted hosting, Fizzle free for 3 months, 7 day email series from Corbett. All free.
Steve Jobs on the Secret — “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you.”
Hopeful Perspectives 1 Year After My Son’s Birth/Death — The piece I mentioned that took a while to write.
A Better Personal Brand (FS076) — “There’s a lot of bullshit in the world of “personal branding.” There’s also a lot of honest-to-god intentionality, forethought, hard work and perseverance.”
Slack: Be less busy — Check out the video. So good.
Caterina.net — Co-founded Flickr with Stuart Butterfield (founder of Slack). I love the way she thinks about business.
Sandwich Video — Such a good web video maker.
The UX Reader by MailChimp — “This ebook is a collection of the most popular articles from our UX Newsletter, along with some exclusive content.”
XOO Belt by Nifty – A Phone-Charging Belt | Indiegogo — “Looks pretty stylish too!” ~ Old Man Barr
Yik Yak – Ride the Yak — Ride it hard, fast and anonymous.
Whisper your secrets through 26 year-old Michael Heyward’s hot app | This Week In Startups — Great interview for some behind the scenes info about running an app of anonymity.
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