What is this blog?
Although the overall point of this blog is to generate conversation, its utility for you really depends on who you are and what you want. The following guide will help you, particularly if you’re a new reader.
You Want to Read This Blog Every Day
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You’re Taking a Break from Work
- You want to skip right to the most-read blog entries? Here are the lists for 2010 and 2011.
- Are you in the mood for some Onion-style satire? Start with this entry about the Cleveland Clinic.
- Are you in the mood for self-deprecating humor? Read about my four days without hot water.
- Do you want to read about my greatest fears? Start with spudopticaphobia.
- Are you a Seinfeld fan? Read last year’s top Festivus grievances.
- Do you want to look for your greatest annoyances and joys? Look no further.
- Perhaps you want to travel to the distant land of Japan for a few minutes…
- Or maybe you just need a healthy dose of cute before getting back to work.
You’re a Writer
- You should probably know the 7 Best Cities in the World for Writers.
- If you’re a blogger or want to start a blog, check out my free eBook on “Brilliant Blogging.”
- If you’re a published novelist and would like me to review an ARC of your book, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you’re a blogger, scroll down for a special section just for you.
You’re a Manager
- Are you hiring? Check out my resume here.
- Do you want feedback for a fundraising event you’re coordinating? E-mail me at email@example.com
- Are you looking for advice? The best advice I have for you is to know how to incorporate the five love languages at work.
- Also, check out my management/leadership tactics or go deeper with behavioral economics.
You’re a Blogger
- You should write your next entry about a time that you were wrong in 20 sentences or less. Then send me a link to it.
- You should preview or download my short, free ebook on brilliant blogging.
- You should read this if you want to learn about plagiarism.
- You also might want to take Neil Patrick Harris’ advice.
You’re Raising Money for a Cause or Charity
- You should read Why Wouldn’t You Give? Part 1
- You should also read Why Wouldn’t You Give? Part 2
- You also might want to read how you can wrap your mind around development and feel good about asking for money.
You Want to Know More About Jamey
Jamey Stegmaier is the president and co-founder of a board game startup called Stonemaier Games. He is the author of a Kickstarter-related book called A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide: Build a Better Business by Building Community.
Jamey has had two short stories published, including “The Urban Parasite” in Reflection’s Edge. He has an article, “Adopting Me: An Adopted Child Shares His Perspective,” published on Crosswalk.com (see also the follow-ups by his birthmother and his parents), as well as an uncredited co-author credit for Innovate!: How Great Companies Get Started in Terrible Times.
You Want to Post Content from This Blog on Your Blog
You may link to any of my posts on your blog (in fact, I’d LOVE it if you did ) if you limit the content you paste from my blog to partial content (not a full blog entry) and if you properly introduce it so your readers know the difference between your writing and mine. You may use photos from my blog without caption credit as long as you link the image back to the entry on my blog. Please note that only the photos of me and my cats are owned by me.