Before I delve into the 21 links I carefully selected for you this week, a quick reminder. Please please please fill out my survey if you haven’t yet. This blog may shift a bit towards the writing craft, but your survey responses will directly affect the content you see on these pages in 2013.
- The Flip Side: Workout. What if men and women switched roles at the gym?
- Sh*t Entrepreneurs Say and Sh*t Entrepreneurs Say 2 (only because I saw the other one first). Hat tip to Sean Greeley.
- The Perfect Guide to Holiday Etiquette. A funny Thanksgiving video…. not safe for work.
Tech (and Media)
- ONA Digital Tools for App Geeks. I’ll be blogging about these great innovations I learned about at the ONA camp, but for now, here’s a shared Google doc I made during the event.
- What Kinds of Local Stories Drawn Engagement? The Results of an NPR Facebook Experiment. From Nieman Lab.
- 4 Content Marketing Trends You Can’t Ignore. Mobile, author rank, and some changes in Google.
- “Post-Industrial Journalism”: A New Columbia Report focusing on “the disrupted news universe.”
- A Refresher on the ‘Agile Manifesto’ for Newsrooms. Not to jump on the buzzword bandwagon, but to share a mindset that is becoming increasingly necessary for media folk.
- The New Media Priesthood: The Word People Now Work for the Code People. I’m learning HTML/CSS/HTML5! (Also see Programming Skills Every Writer Should Know, which I’ve previously linked to.)
- How to Create a Million Dollar Business This Weekend. I am taking a break from blogs this month, seeking to instead reflect on internal truths. That means I’ll be posting less Noah Kagan links than I’d like. (Sorry, ladies. Go to his blog instead.) However, I’m posting this piece based on the title (and his past work) even though I haven’t read it. Someone tell me if it’s good.
- I’m Chris Anderson, and This is How I Work. Learn from the best!
- A Gift for You: The Productivity Checklist. This is a really slick (and free) video course from AppSumo which should help you save a lot of time and learn some new computer tricks. (Very Mac-centric, though. You are now forewarned. But I’d check it out either way.) On another note, I think I’ve turned into a total AppSumo fangirl, because I want to respond to all the people leaving bad reviews for amazing freebies by writing choice comments like “you’re a douchebag.” I’ve managed to refrain so far.
- Do More Faster: 10 Best Apps and Tools. I’ll forgive Inc.com for spamming on twitter (I believe they were hacked) because I liked this piece.
- How to Master Your To-Do List and Boost Your Productivity. From the Freshbooks blog.
- Shortcuts, Secrets, Tricks, Magic Bullets and Shiny Objects. Or: how NOT to do productivity. It’s all about fundamentals. They’re not sexy and kind of boring, but they work.
- The December issue of the Performance Menu includes the second installment in my series on reading scientific studies… and a lot of other good stuff. Check it out! ($2.75 for my piece, $6.95 for the issue, $29.95 for a year-long electronic subscription.)
- My weekly Fightergirls column is up, and includes a video of the top Invicta finishes in 2012.
- Employees Hire Potential Drinking Buddies Ahead of Top Candidates. A bit depressing.
- The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks. If you’re tired of copywriters and, uh, the uneducated sticking random quote marks everywhere, this blog is for you.
Tear Jerker of the Week
This middle school wrestling video made me cry. What a display of sportsmanship.