Announcing the New Improved Jonathan Fields (Just Add Water)

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Announcing the New Improved Jonathan Fields (Just Add Water)

I’ve been waiting for this day for a looooong time… I’ve been blogging since 2007, but my website hadn’t changed all that much since 2008. It didn’t work any more, on every level. From a technical standpoint, navigation was clunky, it wasn’t mobile-responsive, the copy was crusty, and my bio stopped at 11th grade (well, […]

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Eye-Opening Affiliate Disclosure Experiment

Interesting thing happened here on the blog last week… I posted a video deconstructing the design, copy and strategies employed on Chris Guillebeau’s new landing page for Adventure Capital. At the end of that post, I said “hey, go check it out yourself.” Then I gave everyone two ways to visit Chris’ page. Option 1 was […]

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10 Things To Do When Your Audience Goes On Vacation

It happens every August… First year, it freaked me out. Second year, still. Third year, I knew the drill. Strange as it sounds, the interwebs tend to go on vacation from about August 15 to September 5th. At least the individual blog-reading interwebs. Yes, your traffic will drop. No, there is no picture of you picking […]

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Why I Abandoned My Blog (and ended up ahead)

I did a bit of an experiment over the last 2 ½ weeks. Something most “experts” will tell you is death to any blog. I stopped posting. For 2 ½ weeks. Not a peep. Without explanation. Without notice. I just plain vanished. Why? A few reasons… I’m often asked how many times a day or week a […]

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How Better Writing Gets You Better Treatment

Today’s guest contributor is professional writer, blogger and digital entrepreneur, Men With Pens‘ James Chartrand. +++ The words were out of my mouth before I could stop them: “When you dress properly and look clean, people treat you better. They’ll think you’re smart. And that you come from a good family with money. They’ll be nicer […]

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Pitch Trainwrecks: How Not to Pitch Bloggers and Media

Been a while since I’ve shared any of the awful pitches I seem to get on a daily basis. But the first few sentences of two of the pitches I got over the last few months were too good not to share with you and turn them into a mini-lesson of what never to do. […]

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A Content-Worthy Life?

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” ~Henry David Thoreau   People often ask where my ideas for books, blog posts, essays and keynotes come from. Simple answer…life outside of writing books, blog posts, essays and giving talks. I launch a company, product or experience, […]

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Want a Comp Pass or 20% Off Blogworld East?

On Thursday, May 26th, I’m presenting at one of the coolest conferences around – Blogworld in NYC. And you can either be my guest and pay nothing or come for 20% off. Here’s the deal… Until this year, Blogworld happened once a year in Vegas, but they’ve just added a new New York City event […]

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Getting Real: Chris Brogan On Making Human Business Work

Chris Brogan is on a mission, though it may not be the one you think… He’s one of the most ubiquitous people on the internet, a speaker at conferences and events globally and prolific beyond measure. But, did you ever wonder what Brogan is really building these days? What’s working phenomenally well for him? And what’s […]

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Please Don’t Tweet This

I was sitting in the room at SOBCon in Chicago over the weekend. It was a wonderful event. Though numerous times either a speaker or an attendee led their thoughts with “please don’t tweet this.” Why? Because the people wanted to be able to express a a strong opinion or position as a way to […]

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