As I was reading copyblogger, two things stood out:
- This quote – Bad artists copy. Great artists steal. ~Pablo Picasso
- A series post, Link Karma, by Brian Clark which links to good posts.
In the spirit of the first quote I will be copying, as I don’t consider myself great, the idea of a Link Karma post. For now I will use the same title, but ideas are floating around in my head concerning a different post title. In my Link Karma post I will be linking to blogs that I read that might not fit a particular category.
These are just articles that I have run into that I think are worth reading.
The idea that there is no original content; you are making unique connections that others might not have made yet. Here is the art of stealing content to be a great artist in How to Steal Great Content Ideas, by Brian Clark. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, Brian I hope you feel flattered by my using the Link Karma title and not litigious.
Opal over at Vegan Momma wrote a post High Blood Pressure: Six Ways You Can Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally. This post gives some excellent advice about natural ways to lower your blood pressure. Opal writes posts that are easy to read with good solid information.
Jeremiah Owyang Web Strategy by Jeremiah addresses the issue of users creating content and uploading it to a variety of sites in his post The need to centralize a brand in a decentralized world. Jeremiah was good enough to allow me to film an conversation we had, and was very supportive through the process. He is not only a great guy, he has good information on his blog.
Introduction to The Ill Doctrine. I linked to Jay Smooth in my post *Fresh Voices in Video Blogging. Jay Smooth is a highly intelligent guy who discusses the Hip Hop scene. You may not be into Hip Hop, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be interested in what he has to say. Jay has a great video series. Honestly, this video blog has motivated me to blog smarter.
*OK – I don’t think the point of a Link Karma post is to link to yourself, but if you did not see my original post, it is worth checking out.
Want to know more about StumbleUpon? Meg Tsiamis of Dipping into the Blogpond wrote a great post Beginners Guide to StumbleUpon. In her post Meg writes up what she believes are the most important things you will need to know to get started using StumbleUpon. I initially found StumbleUpon to be confusing, but Meg clarified the whole process.
Use Adobe Illustrator to use the application to imitate the images in A Scanner Darkly in Grade-A Illustration from John Nack on Adobe. John is currently on vacation in Ireland, but he usually writes post on graphic design, art and Adobe information.
Joe Hunkins of Joe Duck wrote Blogging Revolution – off with their LINKS! The idea was that he was looking for blogs other than A list. The question I posed to him was – how is it you plan to locate all this content. Joe has questioned whether content is still king, I stay content is still king, but now the trick will be locating that content in the avalanche of material that is being added to the Internet.
In the name of good karma, I found the graphic on the site for The Canadian Centre of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa.