Deep Thoughts (That Are Not My Own): The Global MicroBrand & Being Productive
Weekly I read articles that I absolutely love and connect with. There are so many talented bloggers out there. I think I follow over 100 blogs now. That’s a lot of thoughts! If I didn’t have an RSS news reader, I would be lost.
For a while, I have been saving articles I like. And by saving I mean keeping the article open in a browser tab for weeks until I invariably close the tab and lose the article. I kept meaning to share them with you. But I never was. No more. From now on I will do a weekly Tuesday post on great articles I read the previous week.
Here are this week’s open tabs:
- Gapingvoid.com’s thoughts on “The Global Microbrand”
Cartoonist and blogger Hugh MacLeod argues that every creative person who leverages the internet to promote themselves is trying to create a small, tiny brand, that “sells” all over the world. He shares his thoughts on how he grew his successful microbrand, gapingvoid, cartoons drawn on the back of business cards.
I’m a big fan of his work. My business cards are illustrated by Hugh. You can purchase his cards here.
- scottberkun.com’s simple system for “Being Productive”
Independent business owner and blogger Scott Berkun likes to keep it simple. He understands that iPhone’s, computer applications and other gadgets don’t actually make you more productive. He shares with his readers that “it turns out that the best organization tools are a single sheet of paper and a calm brain.” His article was inspired by an article written by That Canadian Girl.
I encourage you to check out the original article written by That Canadian Girl. I am going to use her tips to faciliate two of my goals for 2009, meditating and developing more daily structure.