Tough Love Week on Copyblogger

I got an email from my team last week saying, “Seth Godin just wrote a post about an interesting new program he’s doing. Should we try to get him on the podcast?”

The answer to that question is always Hell, yes. It’s always great to talk with Seth, and he shared a little bit about his interesting new seminar, and a lot about his thoughts on communicating to create meaningful change. I got a lot of value out of the conversation, and I think you will, too. His seminar is also well worth checking out, but you have to do that by Friday.

This week on the blog was all about seizing responsibility and making your professional life better.

My conversation with Seth sparked some thoughts that I explored in Monday’s post — about how we can quit putting up with not-so-great clients and attract more of the wonderful ones instead.

On Tuesday, Robert Bruce told us to shut up. In a nice way. A mostly nice way.

And on Wednesday, Stefanie reminded us that the world does not actually revolve around us, no matter how it may seem. She gave some solid advice for how to get over an obstacle that keeps a lot of web-based writers from reaching their goals.

The Showrunner published their 100th episode this week! They celebrated by answering your questions about podcasting. Never let it be said that Jonny and Jerod do not know how to party.

Enjoy all the straight talk … and let us know what you do with it!

— Sonia Simone

Chief Content Officer, Rainmaker Digital


Catch up on this week’s content


it isn’t just ability that makes a writer successful — it’s also wise positioning5 Elements that Build a Roster of Terrific Clients

by Sonia Simone


shut up and listenHow to Become a Great Copywriter

by Robert Bruce


In order to work, pre-internet writers had to follow a publication’s editorial standardsMaster This Writing Practice to Find More Loyal Readers

by Stefanie Flaxman


How to Recruit the Best Talent for Your Online BusinessHow to Recruit the Best Talent for Your Online Business

by Sean Jackson & Jessica Frick


Seth Godin and How to Create ChangeSeth Godin and How to Create Change

by Sonia Simone


How Senior BuzzFeed Writer and Author of ‘Startup’ Doree Shafrir Writes: Part TwoHow Senior BuzzFeed Writer and Author of ‘Startup’ Doree Shafrir Writes: Part Two

by Kelton Reid


We Answer Your Questions (and Celebrate 100 Episodes)We Answer Your Questions (and Celebrate 100 Episodes)

by Jerod Morris & Jon Nastor


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