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Archives for December 2007

FreelanceSwitch Ebook Winners

Before I took my blog-break there was a little prize draw here to win a copy of the fantastic freelancing ebook How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer. Of course now I need to announce a winner! As Collis allowed me to give away more than one copy and seeing as there were 49 entrants I […]

Charisma versus Innovation

You can be charismatic or be innovative, if you had to choose, which would you prefer? I asked on Twitter and got overwhelmingly “Innovative!” as a response. This is pretty much what I hoped and expected to hear. While most people would say they value innovation more highly than charisma, I look around and I […]

David Airey Hacked

You are likely to hear this from other blogs you read but I think it does serve as a wakeup for the rest of us. Popular web designer David Airey has had his domain stolen As many of you know, I left for vacation last month. In hindsight, I should’ve kept this information private. On […]

Planning Blog Post Topics

It is no coincidence that I am writing this at the end of the year. Traditionally at the end of one year we look ahead to the next. I’m trying to make 2008 much more organized than 2007! I am often paid to manage projects, it is something I am good at and enjoy, so […]

Using Mind Maps in Blogging

Mind Maps are a useful technique to learn for brainstorming, note taking, in fact any time you want to get thoughts down on paper. To show you how to use them I have created my first ever full length video/sketchcast. Man did I find this difficult, it is a lot harder than I thought to […]

Performancing Blog Awards – Nominate Your Favorite Blogs

Nominate your favorite blogs for the Performancing Blog Awards 2007.  If you do not want the same old blogs to get nominated then it is up to you to nominate 🙂 Official Categories For The 2007 Performancing Blog Awards: The Best Overall Blog The Most Influential Blogger The Best Blog Design The Best Blog Typography […]

Win a Copy of the FreelanceSwitch Book!

Collis from FreelanceSwitch has offered a lucky chrisg.com reader a free copy of their fantastic freelancing ebook How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer Covering everything from getting started to expanding your business, How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer is the official FreelanceSwitch book. Written by Collis & Cyan Ta’eed – the founders of the site […]

The Reverse-Process Technique of Discovering Blog Topics

Often when I talk to companies about blogging they tell me while other companies might have a wealth of things to write about, their company would probably struggle to write more than a few posts before seizing up. It normally takes me coming up with ten or so topic ideas for me to convince them […]

Chunking and Outlining Blog Topic Ideas

Being stuck for a blog post topic isn’t always a case of sitting down and your brain going blank. That was the problem we hopefully had solutions for in the previous post of this series. There are times when you know in advance the overall subject you need to cover but somehow you still need […]

How to Generate Post Ideas When You Are Stuck

One of the most challenging aspects of blogging is thinking up what to write about. It is something that impacts all of us at one time or another. While it is true the more you write the better you get at it, you can still sit at the computer one day absolutely blank. When that […]