Goodbye Top Commentators, Hello Top Contributors

News from the NestWhen I installed the Top Commentators plugin, it was for one purpose — to say thanks, with a linkback, to those who contributed to the conversation. It was an automated way to give some link love to folks taking the time to offer their input, insight, and feedback.

Unfortunately like any automated system, the opportunity is there for it to be gamed — and that was happening more, and more. It’s no longer automated when you have to spend a bunch of time manually fixing things and removing schlock.

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Teaching Someone to Fish Ain’t Easy but It’s Worth the Effort

Teaching Someone to FishDo you find that it’s easier just to do something yourself rather than teaching someone else how to do it?

The old proverb about teaching someone to fish may be true, but it’s pretty damn hard. Sure some people are born teachers, and teaching comes naturally to them. That’s also the case with people who are born salespeople — it’s an innate ability.

But how to teach effectively is a skill and can be learned.

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The Power of Ignorance

Ignorant MonkeySometimes it’s good not to know stuff. To be unaware of how “things are done.”

Take the coach who decided to get into podcasting. He thought it would be a great income stream, so he learned how to do it, and put together a podcast. Then he charged 30 bucks a month to subscribe.

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Back in the Nest

News from the NestWhy buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.” ~ Yogi Berra

For those who have been wondering about the lack of posts this week, I had some unexpected traveling to do. I was called out of town to attend to some family matters, and have been unable to post.

But I’m back, and regular posts will resume next week.

Have a great weekend!