Hey there — welcome back to the Copyblogger Weekly!
I’m writing this the night before I fly back home from Denver, Colorado, where we held our live Digital Commerce Summit last week. I had the pleasure of teaching a small workshop on Wednesday and then switching gears to give a conference keynote on Thursday.
Every time we hold a live event, big or small, I’m struck by the sense of community that comes together around Copyblogger and Rainmaker. Whether we were hollering our heads off singing together (just a few feet from the stage) at the CAKE concert or feverishly taking notes at 8:30 in the morning during Brian Clark’s talk on “what comes next” in digital commerce, the Summit brought us together to take the next step.
This week, I had fun listening to our own Brian Gardner and Lauren Mancke talk with Matt Mullenweg — the founder of WordPress — about the evolution of that community. It’s a fascinating conversation — and interesting to hear what Matt thinks about the WordPress community nurturing such a thriving economic ecosystem.
And if you’re interested in some other ways togetherness can play a part in business, you might take a look at my post from Tuesday, where I dig into the Unity principle from Robert Cialdini’s new book.
Hope you enjoy this week’s content, and I’ll catch you next week!
Chief Content Officer, Rainmaker Digital
Catch up on this week’s content
Content Marketers Share Their Secrets
by Pamela Wilson
The Ultra Powerful 7th Principle of Persuasion
by Sonia Simone
8 Ways to Use Online Discounts to Grow Sales
by Sean Jackson
How (and Why It’s OK) to Make Money with WordPress, with Matt Mullenweg
by Brian Gardner and Lauren Mancke
How to Create a MVP (Minimum Viable Podcast)
by Jerod Morris & Jon Nastor
How Will Falconer Stopped Trading Dollars for Hours and Found His Calling
by Brian Clark and Jerod Morris
A New Book to Make Content Marketing Easier
by Sonia Simone
How Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner Writes: Part Two
by Kelton Reid
Create Your First WordPress Product, with Chris Lema
by Brian Clark
Authority Q&A Call with Sonia Simone and Pamela Wilson
Friday, October 21
Join Authority members for the opportunity to get your content marketing and business questions answered by two people with almost 60 years of experience between them! No question is too small, and the more specific the better.