Book Review: How Seth Godin’s Linchpin Can Make You A Better Music Blogger

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Seth Godin Linchpin

It’s always a pleasure to pass along tools and tips that have helped make me a better live music blogger, thinker and creative person.

And one person who’s helped me do so is Seth Godin. Though, I’ve never met the guy, I have read his books, and his blog is one of my favorite to read for many reasons. Continue reading

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Can You Really Blog Like A Rockstar?

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Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp Kip Winger

It’s no accident that the “Rockstar” metaphor is one of the most cliche and ubiquitous metaphors in social media marketing, music writing and life in general.

But sometimes the rockstar metaphor works, and as a result, the myth of the rockstar can teach you a lot about stage presence and how to rock the main blogosphere stage like a Headlining Blogger.

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Weekly Wrap-up: Running A Hot Chocolate 5K Is Like Writing A Concert Review

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Hot Chocolate Race 5k Chicago

Yesterday, Colleen and I ran in the Hot Chocolate 5k in downtown Chicago with 30,000 other crazy people in 30 degree weather.

Like most 5k races, it was a mixture of pleasure, competition, and self-determination.

Even better, it was just like writing a concert review or a blog post.

Read on to see how you, and this week’s top posts, helped me finish the race.

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The Real Story of Live Fix That I Haven’t Told You (Until Now)

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Wolfgang's Vault - memorabilia

Usually I’m the one asking questions when it comes to live music culture, but this time Frank from Windy City Rock graciously flipped the script on me and asked some good questions about why I started Live Fix, how we mix social media with live music, and what the future looks like for concert fans. And I was surprised by what I had to say about our ambitiously pioneering live concert community.

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