Six Stunning Secrets to Blogging Like a Cartoonist
Ian Lurie Jan 21 2010
Mark Anderson created a great comic about blogger’s block (bloggage, in my own unique language).
It’s fun to look at, but more important, he points out great, time-honored tricks for any creative type who’s stuck for an idea. I’ve used them from time to time and they’re lifesavers:
- Combine, like I sometimes do with my big lists of ideas;
- Exaggerate, which I’ve been doing since birth;
- Reverse, like when I talk about things to do to wreck your corporate blog;
- Anthropomorphize, which I don’t do much. At all;
- Expose unspoken truths;
- Modernize, which is all we ever do.
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Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch.Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing.Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/ianlurie. Read More