Patreon: Launching & Growing An Ongoing Crowdfunding Campaign

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Patreon Patreon enables fans to give ongoing support to their favorite creators. Rather than providing only a single round of funding, like Kickstarter, Patreon is designed for those of us who create content on an ongoing routine basis! Patreon works for all types of creators: Musicians YouTubers Web Comics Writers & Bloggers Indie Gamers Video Producers […]

A Personal Letter From Me To The Community… Part 2: A Community Of Opportunities

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In my blog post last week, we began what became a truly fascinating community discussion about depression, social media, and the power of community. We also reached into what we had discovered about the power of asking – and trusting – your community.  Today, I want to take a deeper dive into health, work flexibility, […]

A Personal Letter From Me To The Community… Depression, Community, Friendship, & Asking

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Social Media, Depression,  And The Power of Community Support The behaviors I’ve been seeing in the internet marketing community, the last week or two, are weighing very heavy on my heart because of the things I’m personally working on. (I’ll reveal that closer to the end of this post, so keep reading!) It has become […]

Business In The Yes, Please, Thank You, and Gift Economy


Yes, Please, And Thank You! Adapting Businesses For The New Economy “Our grandparents are more suited to be successful in social than we are, because we’re going back to “small town rules”. Marketing is about to get really fucking hard. It’s about to get really one-on-one.” – Gary Vaynerchuk Marketing as we know it is shifting, […]

The Harrowing Tale Of My (Solved) YouTube Suspension…

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From YouTube Termination To Back In 48 Scary Hours! Two days ago… at a rather crazy 1:33 am… I received one of those email notifications that you never want to receive.  YouTube had (wrongly) flagged one of my videos and decided to terminate the associated account. (So much for my plans to get some sleep!) They flagged […]