2012: My Year in Review


Productivityist.com by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact 2012: My Year in Review Posted on 12/30/2012 // Leave a Comment Last year I offered up a year in review post , and i’m doing it again this year. I did indeed accomplish this goal, and delivered two books in 2012 – (PRE)PRODUCTIVITYIST: the book and the recently-released The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want. I got better with this in 2012, but I can do much better in 2013 and beyond.

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Blog Post Ideas: 3 Simple Strategies for Creating 3 New Blog Posts Every Week

Office Organization Success

Having a blog is an excellent marketing tool for a solo service business owner. But for many business owners the real issue is creating enough content on a regular basis to make it an effective strategy … they could really do with some blog post ideas. c) 2012 Tracey Lawton.

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The Most Overused Words of 2012

Daily Writing Tips

Original Post: The Most Overused Words of 2012.

2012 19

Busting a few blogging myths for small businesses

The Small Business Blog

When I speak to business owners, whether to a group or one on one, about social media and, particularly, blogging, I often get a sense of unease in the room. A lot of that is to do with people’s fears about writing, being wrong, being creative, having enough time, criticism from others etc etc. This…

How to Stop Writing Boring Blog Posts

Men With Pens

It’s been done tens of millions of time: a blog post is written. Because of the glut of so many posts, blog posts have become boring. I’m looking for those killer blog posts. I want to see awesome, relevant, cool, sexy pictures popping out when I glance at blog posts.

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Why You Should Ditch Your Blogging Schedule

Men With Pens

After all, the advice made sense: Have a blogging schedule, and stick to it. Write blog posts and publish them according to this rigid schedule and provide readers with a steady stream of constant blog posts. We were all new to this blogging thing. Better Blogging

2012 48

5 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog

Dumb Little Man

When I started my blog back in late 2009, I did it because I loved writing, and I loved writing about personal development and how I am able to get paid to do what I love. I've been blogging for several years now. You have to blog consistently to see results.

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The 6-Step Process to Turn Ideas into Published Blog Posts

Men With Pens

You have a great idea for a blog post – and that’s a good start. If you want to grow your business, you need published content – and that means turning your idea into a written blog post. Fit into one blog post. With your blog posts, you’re on your own. Better Blogging

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Awesome Resource I'm Using to Write More on My Blog

Productive & Organized

I have also heard from clients that would like to try some new things on their blog, but don't know how to introduce it to their audience. Today, I'm going to share one of my blogging secret weapons! Introducing the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

2012 39

Top 5 Tips for London 2012

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. The London Olympics are expected to cause travel chaos for small businesses and the general public this Summer. Make sure that all your vital journeys are well planned in advance and that…

2012 16

Small Business Blogging Declines

Small Business Labs

500 companies blogging declined in 2011. 500 blogged.   While blogging is down, social media usage is up. So why are fewer small businesses blogging?  Based on our research the reasons are: Blogging is hard and takes a lot of time. Most small businesses fail to see a solid ROI from blogging.  Blogging takes time, and time is a precious commodity for small businesses. We're not negative on blogging.

2011 23

Social CRM: An Idea Whose Time has Come?

Customers Rock!

When not blogging, on Twitter, or on Facebook, she is marketing WikiThreads , her small business featuring Dallas t-shirts and logo embroidery. Social Media CRM, or Social CRM, is getting a lot of air time these days. But where does it fit? Today’s post is by Laurie Shook.

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9 Clever Writing Tricks to Supercharge Your Blog Posts

Men With Pens

But writing isn’t rocket science … and there are a few simple writing tricks you can use to write blog posts that are much more powerful and engaging. Before we get into those 9 tricks, though, here’s the why behind it: Fully-engaged readers are more likely to remember your blog posts.

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4 Reasons Why Your Blog Sucks

Men With Pens

The other day a friend mentioned he had started a blog as a way to earn some money on the side. After writing for a couple weeks, they grow frustrated by the slow results and turn to other blogs for advice. Every blog has at least a couple posts dedicated to the search engines.

2012 31

July Freebies And Promotions – 2012 Edition

Brilliantly Better

Blogging Digital Tools freebies How To Self-Publish iAdd natural productivity promotions wpsumoIt’s summer, it’s the middle of the year and everybody thinks at holiday right now. Your truly included. So, instead of exploring some new personal development territories, I decided today to take a break. Explore some other areas of life. Like things you get for free (yes, sometimes you really get things for free) or [.].

2012 10

7 Gratitude Secrets Every Pessimist Should Know

Dumb Little Man

Bryce is a Blogger/Marketer for a career happiness blog called Careertopia. If there was ever a time in history to be a pessimist, it’s today. The economy is terrible, gas prices are insane, and natural disasters seem to be increasing exponentially every year.

2012 149

Outsourcing Blog: The Good and The Bad

Productivity Bits

I experimented with few things on this blog – I outsourced the blog to guest writers. With that, the blog’s Alexa Ranking and number of RSS subscribers have increased dramatically. My main goal when I started this blog was to be able to voice out my take on productivity topics that I am interested in. Losing blog’s focus. This is an obvious consequence of outsourcing this blog. Losing blog identity.

2011 16

Stop procrastinating! How to Overcoming and Avoid Procrastination - 30 Tips

Productive & Organized

I've written hundreds of blog posts and a couple of books this way! The one area I find most challenging to concur procrastination is writing articles for my blog. Procrastination is the #1 reason business owners find that their business stalls.

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22 Secrets to Discovering Your Dream and Living It

Dumb Little Man

That could be collecting comic books, reading about history, programming Linux utilities, writing on your blog, writing poetry, cooking, whatever. Leo offers advice on living life productively simple at his famous Zen Habits blog.

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Infographic: UK SME Stats 2012

The Small Business Blog

Interested in the UK small business stats from 2012 regarding employment and turnover? Take a look below and you can see our very first infographic created via info.gram.

7 Simple Ways to Never Be Happy

Dumb Little Man

It’s not possible that you as an individual could ever start that blog to change the world. Everyone is always telling you how to be happy, how to achieve your dreams, and how to change your life for the better.

2012 136

5 Ways I Stopped Depriving Myself of Sleep

Dumb Little Man

2012). Helena is a contributor to a blog dedicated to the latest sleep research , published by Sleepio, a sleep improvement course grounded in CBT techniques which teaches you how to fall asleep. I used to stay up really late knowing I had to get up early. Sound familiar?

2012 117

Stop Being Offended Today: The Cure For Everything That Irritates You

Dumb Little Man

And if I really wanted to do something about drivers who text, I should march to City Hall, call my congressman, blog about it, talk to my own kids, rally the troops. There is an epidemic spreading across the world.

2012 139

How to Boost Your Blogging Game with Digital Flipbooks

Men With Pens

It’s inevitable that when you’ve been blogging for a while, eventually your subscriber numbers are going to hit a slump. They can be embedded right into your site or blog. Have you explored digital flipbooks for your blog before? Better Blogging Better Books

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Six Simple Steps to Better Time Management

Dumb Little Man

She blogs about writing on her site, Aliventures.com, and has a free ebook "How to Find Time For Your Writing" available when you join her writing newsletter here. Being able to manage your own time is a crucial skill in the workplace.

2012 136

11 Underrated Ways to Improve Your Sleep and Get You Focused, Happy and Massively Productive

Dumb Little Man

If you are ready for Inner Bliss, Vibrant Health, Sheer Phenomenal Greatness and Infinite Self-worth, be sure to subscribe to my newsletters and blogs at eatrealbewell.net or follow me on Facebook and Twitter. Most of us think we’re getting enough sleep when really, we aren’t.

2012 145

How to Go From Camera Shy to Letting Your Brilliance “Fly”

Productive & Organized

I've been enjoying his tips here on my blog and on his new series. Today, I'm sharing the last of his guest blog posts as he talks about how to go from camera shy to camera "fly."

2012 70

One Uncomfortable Difference Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

Dumb Little Man

If you have a blog, start interviewing people, start a podcast and at some point, have your own webinars on the topic you are good at. Are you one of those people who jealously adore successful people and think, “Why am I not successful?

2012 138

How to Find Time for What Really Matters

Dumb Little Man

She blogs about writing on her site, Aliventures.com, and has a free ebook "How to Find Time For Your Writing" available when you join her writing newsletter here. Do you ever feel as though weeks, months, even years, are going past, without you making any real progress in your life?

2012 141

How to Cast a Spell Cast On Your Next Blog Post

Men With Pens

It lets you cast a spell that makes folk soak up each word on your blog. But first, let me tell you why you need to learn how to cast this spell: Your blog will be a snap to read. And one-syllable words make blog posts a breeze to read. Better Blogging

2011 37

How to Turn Your Ideas into Life Changing Actions

Dumb Little Man

She blogs about writing on her site, Aliventures.com, and has a free ebook "How to Find Time For Your Writing" available when you join her writing newsletter here. If you’re like me (and most people on the planet), you have plenty of ideas that could potentially change your life dramatically.

2012 140

Do You Recognize These 7 Tricks Your Mind Is Playing on You?

Dumb Little Man

By now you may have absorbed countless personal development books, videos, or blogs. She doodle- blogs about achieving greater happiness by living a creative, productive, and purposeful life at lumecluster.com. So, you want to change your life and be happier?

2012 130

Why Task Lists Will Not Make You Productive

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I looked at a daily list I had made at work last week, and asked my tech lead what she thought “world 2012″ could possibly mean. An acquaintance of mine is constantly making lists.

2012 78

The 5 Commandments for Saving Time and Reducing Stress

Dumb Little Man

Jeff Doubek is a productivity expert who writes for the Day-Timer Blog where he offers practical tips for managing your time better and getting more done each week. I know a lot of people who would give anything to get more done and in less time.

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What to Do When You Hate Your Blog

Men With Pens

Years ago, I started this blog with a pretty big mission in mind: to help you succeed. My blog became popular. They’ll still be reading blogs full of smart advice five years from now. But until I learned that life lesson… well, blogging was discouraging.

2012 30

Expand Your Wi-Fi Signal At Home And Make Your Internet Faster

Productivity Bits

I basically run my blog off my trusty, old laptop. S ometimes being productive means having the right tools at the right time. Sometimes having the right tools means having to shell out extra dollars just to get them. I wanted to do stuff over the internet when I am at home during the weekend.

2012 94

8 Out of the Ordinary Approaches to Defeating Your Food Cravings

Dumb Little Man

Kerri shares recipes, blogs and Health Coaching info on her site Eat Real. Do you feel like you can’t lose weight because you struggle with cravings? Has a gnawing, insatiable want hijacked your healthy eating plan?

2012 137

5 Quotes from Marcus Aurelius on Developing an Invincible Attitude

Dumb Little Man

His blog, Motivated Mastery , is about reinventing yourself to abandon self-defeat and live up to your true potential. Stoicism is a school of Philosophy that intrigued me at a time where my self-defeating behavior was at its peak.

2012 120

10 Quick Ways to Give Yourself a Motivational Boost

Dumb Little Man

She blogs about writing on her site, Aliventures.com, and has a free ebook "How to Find Time For Your Writing" available when you join her writing newsletter here. Everyone has trouble with motivation. Sometimes you need to get something done, but it just isn't happening.

2012 120

3 Facts About Life Every Grown-Up Should Know And Live By

Dumb Little Man

To find out more, go to her blog at A Life on Your Terms and download her exclusive members-only Life Lovers Guide to the Galaxy.

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