10 tips for generating more blog post ideas

Brainstorming is a good way to generate blog post ideas

Blogging is, for many businesses and organizations, a great way to establish credibility, draw buyer interest and improve website search rankings. It is not necessarily easy, though. Even once you’ve gotten approval to go ahead with blogging and figured out who’s going to write the posts, you still need to come up with great blog […]

Social media productivity: Have an impact online, while still having a life offline

Friday I presented at ConvergeSouth 2012 in Greensboro. I gave a talk about how to use social media productively, by which I mean getting results without having to spend 18 hours a day online. Below are my slides. Social Media Productivity from marktzk If you’re interested in having me speak to your group or conference […]

How I use Evernote to be more productive

Screenshot of my basic Evernote set-up

How I use Evernote to be productive For the last few months I’ve been using Evernote as my primary tool for keeping projects and tasks organized. If you’re still searching for an effective, easy way to stay organized and productive, you might want to try this. Why Evernote My criteria for a to-do list and […]

The ultimate lifehack: Do the work

Cover image from Do the Work by Steven Pressfield

Want to be super productive, build fabulous wealth, write the great American novel and have six-pack abs? I’m about to give you the secret to it all, the ultimate life hack, the secret of the world’s most productive and successful people. Writer Steven Pressfield expressed it perfectly in three simple words: Do the work. Do […]

The 20-minutes-a-day method to get things done

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Did you know that I’ve been procrastinating on getting out my first email newsletter for about the last three months? There’s no good reason for this, of course. I have the time. It’s not like my, fairly modest, email newsletter actually takes months and months of writing. In fact, I plan to do it every […]

Seven go-to productivity apps for 2012

With a new year just underway and productivity and organization being the focus of many new year’s resolutions and goals, I thought I’d give a quick run-down of some of the key apps and tools I’m using to stay organized these days. General Productivity and Organization Dropbox for sharing documents between multiple computers and sharing […]

Five mistakes newbie bloggers make

I’ve been blogging for about 10 years now. Along the way I’ve learned a lot. I’ve also made a lot of mistakes. A lot. So, if you’re new to blogging and determined to be successful at it, here are five mistakes to avoid. Mistake #1: Not sticking with it. Some bloggers see a lot of […]