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Woes of a Literal Marketer: Link Bait
Woes of a Literal Marketer: Link Bait (Photo credit: HubSpot)

Apparently the angry rhetoric of the election has impacted my choice of headlines or maybe it is more accurate to say I am testing out linkbait that isn’t tied into sexual innuendo.

I don’t know how many of the Triberr gang will choose to share this post but I admit to being quite curious. If you are in a tribe with me and want to feel better about this post let me provide you with some reason to nod your head.

Honey Boo Boo, Snooki, Kate Gosselin, The Real Housewives are sucking the life out of all of us. This post is really a call to arms and a request for a return to the intellectual honesty of yester year when men were men and women met their husbands at the door wearing pearls and holding a stiff drink for us.

Did that work? Did I sell you on the merits of this post?

What About This?

Or maybe I should try to tie this into social media and some sort of lesson about how to become slamming social media ninja. How Some People Are Using Triberr To Kill Blogging and How I Used Bad Headlines and Jedi Mind Tricks To Make A Billion From Blogging might do the trick.

Or if you are unwilling to read those let me summarize:

  • Don’t use hashtags in your headlines.
  • Headlines are overrated, many people won’t do more than skim.
  • We’re killing Twitter by using it as a broadcast channel and not engaging more with others.
  • I love to write and take joy in the journey.

Did You Know I Write A Serious Newsletter

Did you know I write a serious newsletter? Really, I have an outstanding newsletter in which I share useful tips and information that you can use to improve your writing and social media efforts.

But what I like best about it is that it has served as a great springboard to building relationships with readers. I have made friends and learned so very much because of it and am so very grateful.

I am less grateful that Jetpack decided to act up again and is impacting my ability to insert links and pictures. I would defenestrate it, but I don’t know how to do that to a WP plugin and something tells me it just wouldn’t be afraid.

BTW, you really ought to consider signing up for my newsletter. I have a goal of gaining 1 million subscribers and I am only many hundreds of thousands of subscribers short.


I need to start putting the words down on paper for my Nanowrimo effort. I am thinking about a story about two boys floating down the Mississippi River who are captured by slave traders and then placed in a ring where they are forced to fight other children to the death.

Or maybe we’ll do some sort of celebrity MMA battle, like Lurch versus Herman Munster. And now you know why so many people wonder why Hollywood hasn’t signed me up to write the next 5 blockbusters to come out in the coming year.

Hell, it could happen, I didn’t say what year now did I.


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