I’m back in Nashville after spending a few days in Washington D.C. I hadn’t been there since I was 16, so it was great to see the city again as an adult. I know this sounds crazy, but I had forgotten just how BIG everything is there – the mall, the Capitol, the museums, everything. It truly is a beautiful city and I’m glad I got the chance to go back.
While I was gone, I was thrilled to have Jayme Soulati guest post for me. If you haven’t checked out her post about building a blog community, it’s AWESOME. Go read it now. I’ll wait.
Okay, now that you’re back, here’s this week’s Reading Roundup:
- Leadership Lessons in Washington – Since I just returned from D.C., I thought it only fitting to share Gini Dietrich’s compelling post about President Obama’s choice to have an expensive fundraising dinner for his 50th birthday. I’m not one to talk about politics here, and this post really isn’t about that. Instead, Gini used this post to talk about leadership and communication. It’s great read and the comments are fantastic too.
- The Biggest Lie We Believe About Influence – Jeff Goins does a great job calling our bluff about the excuses we make for not sharing our art with the world. We all need a kick in the pants every now and this post is perfect for that. Go read it, then go get ‘em!
- The State of Small Business Infographic – Adam Toporek and company developed this cool infographic with based on interesting stats about small businesses. But, what’s not cool? The fact that most small businesses don’t think marketing will make a difference. That’s troubling. Which means, us marketing folks have a lot of educating to do. What do you think about these stats?
By the way, I’m still noodling around with the Reading Roundup posts. This week, I decided to share just three posts instead of five. Have a preference? Let me know. I want to make sure this is useful to you.
It’s Your Turn
What were your favorite reads from this week? Feel free to share your own blog posts – I don’t mind.