One of my favorite books is “On Writing Well“, by William Zinsser. The big takeaway that I get from his book is that… Writing Is Hard. I couldn’t agree more. The longer that I am involved with this online writing thing called blogging the more I realize what Zinsser says is true.
Putting words on paper is easy, but refining them and massaging them into something coherent and meaningful is a real task. I’ve been blogging for almost three years and it still takes a lot of time and effort to get the words out.
But just because something is hard doesn’t mean that it is not a worthwhile activity. To the contrary, the harder something is, the more potential reward there is at the end.
In the spirit of Blogging Well, here are three timely resources that I found over the weekend that you should bookmark.
1. The Top 100 Productivity and Lifehack Blogs is a list compiled by Amy Quinn of CollegeDegree.com . This is a well organized and exhaustive list of productivity resources that are just a click away. She has organized them into eight helpful categories.
- Most Popular
- Life Organizers
- Productivity in the Workplace
- Expert Advice
- Personal Growth
- Personal Finance Hacks
I am humbled to say that this blog made the list under Life Organizers. The category listings make it easy to find helpful and specific information in just seconds. You don’t have to be a college student to find this list useful.
Current entries include…
- The Dream Manager reviewed by Andrew Rondeau
- Thanks reviewed by Sara Orem
- Thick Face, Black Heart reviewed by Dwayne Melancon
Be sure to check out this site and add some of these books to your must read list!
3. Make It Great. My good friend Phil Gerbyshak is celebrating a birthday this week. Phil has been Blogging for Three Years and has helped hundreds of bloggers around the web to Make it Great on a daily basis. Phil is an author and was instrumental in putting together the amazing bloggers conference, SOBCON07.
His three year stats are pretty amazing…
If you want to take your blog to the next level, read some of Phil’s popular articles on networking and personal marketing. Have a Great Birthday Phil!