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How Seth Godin’s Words Reinvigorated My Writing

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{There is a slight bit of profanity in this post so it may or may not be work-safe depending on where you’re at.} 

This weekend I spent some time working on a client’s social media campaign that has been kicking my ass but I made it happen. During my downtime here and there, I took notes and did some research on how to improve my heart, and my love,

Blogging has completely taken over my life and I slap myself silly everyday for not getting involved in this movement earlier on. Being able to share my ideals, thoughts, experiences, knowledge, and emotions via my writing and poetry has truly now guaranteed that this Gemini Man will never shut the bad word up whether it’s my mouth doing the talking or my fingers doing the typing.

What Seth Godin Did To Inspire Me 

I was thrilled to see while I was over at one of my favorite blogs, Copyblogger,” a podcast interview with the Godfather of Blogging and New York Times bestselling author, “Seth Godin.” The interview, conducted by Copyblogger founder and writer “Brian Clark” is about 20+ minutes long and gets down to the nitty gritty in regards to blogging, writing, and the shift the online marketing world is making today.

It was a real treat for me to be able to listen to both of these gentlemen go back and forth over what works, what doesn’t work and how to improve your presence online without being overtly complicated by doing so. Being aware of certain trends, putting the time in with your writing, and producing quality content over quantity was another topic that was touched upon.

I found myself downloading the interview, loading it up on my Iphone and have listened to it an additional 3 times since to make sure I did not miss out on any nuggets of value.

I won’t get into any further details about what was talked about except to quote Seth Godin’s words which has reinforced my belief in my craft and what I do in regards to my passion/writing and my work in the online marketing world.

Seth Godin – “It’s hard when there’s stress. It’s hard when your mother in law doesn’t buy into what you’re doing. It’s hard when the economy is going through a transition to understand this, but this is our revolution. This is the industrial revolution of our time. We are living through the death of the factory, and its being replaced by something else. The people on the cutting edge of that are the people inventing the next thing and talking about it with clarity, so when this revolution slows down we are going to look back and we’re going to say ‘What Did YOU Do?’ Do something that matters, this is too important to do some little scam, some little affiliate deal, or some little way to make money. This is a time to do work that matters, to do something bigger than you think you are capable of, and doing it in a way that makes a difference.”

Was he reading my mind? Sheesh! It sure seemed so. I must have rewinded that part about 5 times this morning alone.

Kudos to Brian Clark for sharing that interview with us and for the work he’s doing over there at CopyBlogger. It has fast became one of my top favorite blogs to go to.You can catch the podcast in it’s entirety at CopyBlogger by going here.

You can also visit the “Genius” Seth Godin here.

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Credits: Credits to Brian Clark, Copyblogger, and Seth Godin for use of his picture. 


  • Reply
    Ricardo Bueno
    September 30, 2011 at 1:08 AM

    I dig Seth and his message. It’s all too true too. Too often, we’re just busy getting in our own way. I linked to a post in my profile, inspired a little by Seth and others, that’s basically my outlook on life.

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      September 30, 2011 at 1:44 AM

      Just read that post you linked to on “Doing Epic Shit.” It was short yet informative and dare I say even inspiring. Thanks for putting me on to it and I appreciate your visit here along with your thoughts. A Pleasure to meet you brother.

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    Jeff@ Xstudios Web Design
    January 16, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Doing something that MATTERS , is the key thing here.

    Silly methods come and go to make a quick buck, maybe. This type of stuff may work short term, but in the long run you really need something of value that helps others.

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    Fatima Hipolito
    January 24, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    I have no Idea about this, and to be honest I’m newbies of this, but now I know what is this talking about..

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