A year ago I decided to pull comments from my blog. I did it as an experiment, but I was pretty convinced it was the right thing to do. Then I wasn’t so sure. After a while, I missed comments. Still, I decided to stay with it for at least a year and measure the […]
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If I tweeted something about periscope four months ago, virtually everyone would think I was talking about submarines. But today over 10 million people know I’m talking about Twitter’s hottest new app, the social media video platform Periscope. Periscope got off the ground in March for iPhone and May for Android. There are always new […]
If there’s one question about platform building I hear more than any other, it’s this: “How can I drive more traffic?” We’re all asking it, right? We want to influence as many people as we can with our message, and that means connecting with as many readers as possible. But how? I’m a firm believer […]
I’ve been an advocate for robust online conversations since I started blogging over a decade ago. But I’ve recently decided to remove the comment section from my blog. Here’s why. I’ve used the third-party Disqus commenting platform for several years now. I love its functionality and the way it facilitates conversation. But I don’t love […]
Have you ever noticed how the people in your life affect you? The impact can be so significant that one of the best things we can do to change our lives for the better is change our peer group. In the 1930s C.S. Lewis started a small literary circle called the Inklings. The group started […]
As the CEO of a large corporation, I surrounded myself with a leadership team that helped me stay energized, focused on our goals, and ready for the challenges that come in the marketplace. But when I started the next chapter of my life as a full-time author, blogger, and platform-builder, I suddenly found myself without […]
The volume of my blog comments has risen dramatically over the past year. As a result, I am looking for 3–5 Community Leaders to help me manage my growing community.
Fiction marketing in the current publishing environment is an evolving art. Some have described it as the Wild West, where anyone can win big. Other have hailed it as the end of publishing as we know it. But for those willing to take a chance—and responsibility—it’s an environment that is full of opportunity.
SoChurch is a full-featured church communication control center, minus the training, systems and contracts you loathe. It officially launches on January 14, 2011.
Our interaction with the Web and the expectations it creates have shaped what we expect from our leaders. Therefore, if leaders are going to be effective with the current generation of Internet-savvy followers, they must adapt their leadership style. I call this Leadership 2.0.
Microsoft recently released a jaw-dropping video based on some of the their current research projects. These technologies will dramatically change your world and mine. The video is less than two minutes long and will give you a clear vision for what awaits us within the next ten years.