29 August 2009

Shoutout: 5 Ways to {Blank} Your Blog

I bought Deb Rox's book "5 Ways to {Blank} Your Blog on Amazon the other day and this I can say: it is the very best book in all the world.

Well, at the very least, it is the very best book in all the world to mention both me and my blog (she said, with just the slightest hint of self-absorbtion).

Yes, indeed, right there on page 63, under "5 Ways to Become Iconic With Your Blog," #1 is:
I can't see a Red Stapler without thinking of Suebob's blog and Flickr collection. Posing with her Red Stapler is the Holy Grail of Blogging. You've not made it big til you have caressed the red metal.
You read it here first. The Holy Grail of Blogging, people!

In other news about the book but not so much about me, it is, like Deb, hilarious. She has 5 ways to do everything with your blog from 5 Ways to Swear in Your Blog Like A Sailor Getting a Tattoo (#5: "Tell your mom your blog address. You have no idea how much you already swear until your mom or your in-laws find your blog") to 5 Ways to Make Money With Your Blog (#3 Close your blog and get a part-time job. Seriously. This is the best way to make money with your blog.")

It is tremendously fun to read and contains nuggets of real wisdom. If something has been done on a blog or could ever be done, this book has a list about it.

Deb, in addition to writing at Deb on the Rocks, is a Professional Marketing Genius-type person. She proves it by filling her cute little book with mentions of almost every blogger who lives. I'm sure that she wanted to share examples of good ideas from blogs she knows and loves - but somewhere in that Marketing Genius brain, she might have had an inkling that many of the bloggers she mentions in the book MIGHT just mention getting mentioned.

I think you had better buy it and see if you got mentioned.

Dang, she's GOOD! Somebody hire that woman!


mayberry said...

Plus, "caress the red metal"? Brilliant!

And congratulations on being included. Well deserved.

Deb said...

Sweetpea! You are an amazing example of blogilicious symbolic branding--way before it was being recommended as a way to set yourself apart. So you are the genius, Suebob! I'm having so much fun with the book. Thank you so much for writing about it. xoxo

Suzanne said...

I am so proud that you are the Holy Grail! And I agree with Deb - you are a genius!

Schmutzie said...

There are no pictures of me with your stapler :(

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