The 13 Blog Topics to Boost Readership 40,404%

If you want to boost traffic to your site, become recognized as a leading authority in the blogosphere and make lots of money, then the list offered here is a must-read. If you’re not blogging about blogging, Twittering about FriendFeed, FriendFeeding about FriendFeed, or Plurking on and off and then Twittering about Plurking on and off, you will fail as a blogger.

Successful bloggers must stand out. Distinguish yourself. If you don’t stand out, you’ll be stood up. So what can you do to avoid being stood up?

There are several ways to avoid being stood up by your readers. But to help you best your focus and your passion for blogging about blogging, here are the 13 Blog Topics that will boost your readership 40,404%:

  1. Write an interesting blog post about blogging
  2. Write a post detailing 23 ways to use Twitter
  3. Write a post about FriendFeed and Robert Scoble
  4. Write a post about how FriendFeed is better than Twitter
  5. Tweet your post about FriendFeed being better than Twitter.
  6. Write an interesting blog post about how to write an interesting post about blogging
  7. Make sure that FriendFeed is pulling in your Tweets and tell your readers which service updates first
  8. Offer a “Best Of” post with an introduction about how to SEO the title of your “Best Of” post
  9. Post about the pitfalls of a guest blogger
  10. Have a guest blogger write a post on your blog
  11. Survey your readers about why Twitter is still flapping its wings after of these crashes
  12. Write a post about why FriendFeed and Twitter can’t be compared after all
  13. Write a post about the how Twitter and FriendFeed are ruining metablogging, comments and your productivity

If you keep these 13 Blog Topics at your fingertips, you won’t be stood up. You’ll stand out. And so will your competition.

Obviously, I’m goofing around here. And I’m not maliciously picking on any one or group of bloggers. Most of the meta bloggers are doing an invaluable and rermarkable service to the blogging community and this post should not be taken as a slight on those professionals by any means. Still, it’s fun to meta blog. Which is what this post is doing, ironically.

Happy blogging! Ciao!

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Before The Blogosphere, Was The Biosphere

Alan Watts was the Seth Godin of spirutality. It’s true.

What I mean is that Seth Godin’s genius is simply his ability to apply common sense and a reverse-engineering perspective of things we take for granted through our prejudices to provide marketers with brilliant insights into the truth buried right under their collective noses.

Alan Watts did a similar thing for spirituality, Zen and religion in general. When you listen to his lectures, or read his writings, you get the sense that he was a man who saw life with a clarity few of us have. His was a philosophical view that can help ease whatever existential anxiety all of us experience from time to time. And in business, there is a surplus of existential anxiety. In fact, it’s a paralytic these days.

Why do I bring Seth Godin and Alan Wats into the same post? Because our marketing efforts run the risk of influencing the natural environment that supplies our life. Remarkable businesses are those businesses that achieve capitalist creativity with the grains of nature, not against them.

If I had to summarize Seth Godin in a few words it would be this:

Seth Godin in Four Words:

Don’t be a stunad!

And if I had to summarize Alan Watts in a few words it would be this:

Alan Wats in Two Sentences:

This is it. So become what you are.

I am not an environmental specialist, activist or alarmist. But I do love nature’s difficult beauty, it’s labors, productions, curiosities and wholeness. Nature can wreck you, but it makes you too. Nature is pure marketing genius. The peacock feather is brilliant copy for the species.

It’s a distribution channel. It’s an information matrix. It’s a connected webbing of subtle interconnections. It’s social, even if we don’t see the socializing going on among the tiniest cellular organisms. We have a lot to learn from nature. After all, our sciences and art are inspired from intently observing nature. Nature is not expired from us. But we do trample on the roots that supply our lifestyle.

So, how do we solve the problem of surviving the fruits of nature’s tenuous bounty (which is what the buisness of marekting serves) while preserving the very environment which endows us with the very abilities to survive nature’s harshness?

We can’t transform ourselves. We already are what we ever will become. And yet it seems that we have to transform ourselves if we are to get through The Dip of enviornmental self-abuse. How do we overcome this dilemma?

To help marketers get a better understanding of how to relate back to nature as model for their marketing efforts I recommend brewing a cup of Japanese tea (or a freshly ground cup of Joe) and watching Alan Watts discuss our one of the most pressing dilemmas of our time:

We all have nature to look after, both as model and as child (which is parent to the adult). You can laugh about Alan Watts being useful to marketers. But, after all WOM and viral marketing are phenomena which are derivatives of processes that have occurred through genetic mechanisms for Billions of years without a break in the chain. It’s valuable, and priceless.