Seth Godin – master blogger

home_main I read Seth Godin’s blog everyday. He writes about writing, publishing, marketing, and how ideas are spread. I always find something in his words that I can relate to, and often post a link to his blog on my Facebook timeline. Today, I’m going to share a couple examples, of course giving him full credit and including a link to where I found these posts.

For instance, on July 2, 2014, he wrote:

It’s called self esteem

What other people think of you is called “other-people esteem.” That’s a different thing altogether. If it’s better to think well of yourself, then by all means, go ahead. No need to wait for us to do it for you. Without a doubt, uncaring people can tear you down and make this more difficult, but at some point, you can make a choice. Self esteem is something that is done to children, but for adults, it becomes a choice. It’s up to you.

And this morning he wrote:

Burning bridges

In action movies, the hero doesn’t mind destroying the aircraft, road or bridge he just crossed, because it’s always a one-way journey. Retreating armies used to burn bridges as they crossed them so those in pursuit couldn’t follow. And that very mindset, the mindset of, “I am so intent on my goal that I am willing to push through this person, push through this relationship, push through this interaction, whatever it takes,” is precisely how we burn our bridges. The difference, of course, is that life is long and very few paths are only one way. You will need to come around here again. A bridge well-crossed gets better over time. When you need to break it down to push through, you’ve not only hurt the person you trampled on, you’ve hurt your reputation.

I was knocked out by these words. I hope you will be too if you join me in reading what Seth has to say. He writes daily, even on the weekends. And I promise you, you won’t be bored.

According to his website: SETH GODIN is the author of 17 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow. In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth is founder of squidoo.com, a fast growing, easy to use website. His blog (which you can find by typing “seth” into Google) is one of the most popular in the world. Before his work as a writer and blogger, Godin was Vice President of Direct Marketing at Yahoo!, a job he got after selling them his pioneering 1990s online startup, Yoyodyne. In 2013, Godin was inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, one of three chosen for this honor. Recently, Godin once again set the book publishing on its ear by launching a series of four books via Kickstarter. The campaign reached its goal after three hours and ended up becoming the most successful book project ever done this way. His latest, The Icarus Deception, argues that we’ve been brainwashed by industrial propaganda, and pushes us to stand out, not to fit in. To find out more, go to his website. To subscribe to his blog, click here.

You can also find him on Facebook: Seth’s Facebook and Twitter: @thisissethsblog

By the way, I mentioned Seth in another one of my blog posts a few months ago, I emailed him let him know, and he answered me almost immediately. I was indeed impressed.

Comments

  1. Those are some great words about burning bridges and about self-esteem. I haven’t ever read his blog, but have been hearing about it for some time. I guess I’ll have to stop by it. Thanks for the post and have a wonderful day!

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