What’s your purpose?

I recently listened to an interview with author Daniel Pink (via Elizabeth Marshall’s free Author Teleseminars) about his new book Drive. (Confession: I haven’t read it, so I’m basing this blog post on the author interview, which ran about an hour. If you want to learn more about this, you should read the book, which […]

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Changing my approach to Facebook

Note: As I’ve mentioned previously, I challenged myself to write 30 posts in 30 days. I’ve not been as consistent with my blogging as I would have liked, so I’ve got to get a lot of blog posts published in the last couple of days. So, you’ll see several more posts than normal in the […]

Helping girls get educated

Warning: This is not a typical MarkTzk.com blog post. Let me tell you a personal story. I have two daughters. They were both born in Guatemala and lived there, in foster homes, until my wife and I adopted them. I still remember seeing children — whole families of children — standing on a sidewalk during […]

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Free stuff for bloggers and other online types

1. Free business cards, from Vistaprint. 2. Free phone number with voice mail and other features, from Google Voice. Unfortunately this is still in beta, and you have to request an invite, which may not come soon. They don’t seem to be allowing uses to give away invites, at least yet, judging from the fact […]

How to say thank you for good things that happen online

When someone does something nice for you — and especially when they do without you asking first — it’s appropriate to say thank you. And offline, that’s pretty easy. You can say thank you in person or over the phone, write a thank you note, send a nice gift (a bottle of wine always works […]

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Links Worth Reading – Sept. 27, 2009, edition

Here are some of the best links, blog posts and resources I’ve come across in the last week. Note: Many, but not all, of these I first published via Twitter. Please follow me there if you’re not already. Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2009 How to Create Reader Profiles/Personas to Inspire and Inform Your Blogging […]

What do you think of the new site design?

I’ve just completed phase 1 of the redesign of this blog. I’ve created a new header, messed around with the typography and colors a bit, added new social media icons and a Google custom search interface to make the blog searchable. I’ve got lots more work to do, including new posts to write, updating the […]

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Does more information mean less knowledge?

Clive Thompson has an interesting article in the current issue of Wired that looks at why even though we live in a world awash with information, more than ever, people seem to be less knowledgeable about all sorts of important issues. Is global warming caused by humans? Is Barack Obama a Christian? Is evolution a […]

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Vote for your favorite web site, web app or web tool

If you’re using sites like Twitter, or if you’ve got widgets on your blog or plug-ins in your browser, chances are you have some favorites in the Open Web Awards. I’ve added a widget, on the right side of the page, that allows you to vote in that contest. By scrolling through the list you […]

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Why I’ve added ads to the blog

In the last week or so I’ve installed a new template on this blog, and I’ve also added advertising. This is the first time I’ve ever put ads on any blog I’ve run, so it’s a bit of an experiment. The only two ads, over there in the right column, that I’ve got at this […]

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