Niches are overrated

niches are overrated

Last week Annette from I Give You The Verbs created a stir.  She called for an uprising against the current state of things in the blogging community.  What on earth do we have to fight against you ask?  Well it appears that things have gotten a little cookie cutter around here.  Creatives are being stifled by the need to be useful, getting caught up in the must dos and the forbidden.  Today it has been exactly 5 years since I started this blog.  It doesn’t feel like it has been that long at all.  The landscape of the blogging community has changed so much over that time. A lot of what I learned was from muddling through on my own.  There were limited conferences, podcasts or information sessions.  So much of the information was targeted to an oversees market.

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The 5 Facebook friends you need

There are so many articles and blog posts about the people you don’t need in  your life.  They talk about the people who annoy you, who make you want to stab yourself in the eye or question the future of the human race.  I haven’t come across many though that talk about the awesome people in your life, well your Facebook life anyway.

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