Bring us your problems

Bring us your problems is the title of a blog post written by Seth Godin six years ago. I discovered this post as I was cleaning out my Google Chrome bookmarks as part of this year’s spring cleaning. The article seems timely right now. Godin’s post refers...

Finding trends to write about

Finding trends to write about is vital to getting more eyeballs to your blog. And I’ve been blogging wrong. So says the blogging expert, Mike Allton of The Blogging Brute. I’m a Bad Blogger I don’t research trends and write about them. Instead, I...

The Dummies Helped contest is back

The Dummies Helped contest is back because I’ve written two new Dummies books and crossed those tasks off my whiteboard. Wiley will publish Programming Interviews for Dummies and Instagram for Dummies this month. I co-authored Programming Interviews for Dummies...

Structuring a successful blog

Structuring a successful blog and creating a content marketing strategy takes a lot of work. I wrote a post on March 14 about using The Content Pyramid by Mike Allton as the basis for building a successful blog. The content pyramid shows each topic requires 13 posts....

Preparing for a media interview

Preparing for a media interview takes some time to get right. I attended a business expo In April and met one of the editors at the local Amador Ledger-Dispatch newspaper. She said the paper prints local business profiles and offered to publish a story about Butow...