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A challenge from Problogger

Darren Rowse over at Problogger had a natty little idea today. … I thought it might be fun to do a bit of a fun challenge together that draws on a number of things that I’ve previously taught here on ProBlogger. The idea is to publish a post that is a list of 7 links to posts that you and others have written that respond to the following 7 categories.

Your first post

My first ever post was about doing feasibility studies. Interesting that evaluating business ideas was the subject of a lengthy debate on my FB profile the other day (over 40 comments) and I then wrote a post on it this week. My first ever post was short so rather than linking to it here it is verbatim:

Everyone seems convinced that a business plan is essential for anyone about to start a business. BUT… would it not be better to see if there is a market for your goods or services; what financing will be required and your chances of raising this before you go to the expense of a business plan ? In other words… to do a feasibility study.

A post you enjoyed writing the most

I wrote about marketing lessons from the street. It was spontaneous post that tiptoed through my mind as I waited in line to buy my metro ticket in Montreal. I observed how two different people were begging and thought about the lessons this gave the rest of us in business. The post was called: Marketing Lessons from the Street.

A post which had a great discussionI haven’t had one of these yet.

A post on someone else’s blog that you wish you’d writtenI often wish I was Chris Brogan or Michael Martine (Remarkablogger) or Darren Rowse (Problogger) or Chris Garrett because they write so well and so pertinently. I love the irreverence of Naomi Dunsford (Ittybiz) – if only I dared to use the f word  – on my blog.

Your most helpful postI’ve posted quite a few tips and things. If I look at the motivational posts then I would pick this one about aiming high.

A post with a title that you are proud of

I quite liked the title of my post earlier this week: Offer clients what they NEED not what they WANT. Thought it was a bit controversial and thought provoking. The topic got 4o comments onFacebook but only one comment on my blog. Ho Hum.

A post that you wish more people had read

I don’t know what posts people look at – maybe I should know this but I have not found this on my Sitemeter statistics. I guess I hope that a lot of people read the one about Marketing lessons from the street because I thought it was a bit innovative and also thought provoking for people in business.

So that’s my seven.

Now I’m going to send you over to Problogger to see what’s going on over there.

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