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One Year Ago on The Positivity Blog: October 2007

One Year Ago on The Positivity Blog: October 2007
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Today I’d like to go back one year. October of 2007 was a productive month here at the blog, I wrote 16 posts.

Since many of you didn’t read the blog back then or may have missed some of the articles I’d like to share five of my own favourite posts from that month. I hope you’ll find something helpful.

Have a fine weekend!

  • Just Do It! – ”I thought about Nike’s old catchphrase – “Just do it!” – that seems to pop up from time to time too. I thought: “Well, that’s easy to say, but it’s not so easy to just do”. So I concluded that it was just another catchphrase that people throw out because well, they have to say something. Now I can see that there is actually some really useful advice in that catchphrase. So what changed?”
  • Stephen King’s Top 7 Tips for Becoming a Better Writer - “If you want to learn how to write better where do you go? Well, you can take a creative writing course. Or read the books, biographies and studies of men and women hailed as literary geniuses throughout history. For today, I’ve chosen to take some advice from one the most popular fiction writers of the last few decades: Stephen King.”
  • 8 Powerful Ways to Release Pressure from Your Life – “Sometimes it can feel like you are carrying a piano on your back. Pressure can really weigh you down. Too much pressure can make a lot of us angry, feed up or sad. Or simply, over time, knock you out cold with a burnout.”
  • One Tip to Decrease Suffering in Your Life – “One simple yet powerful thing you can do to remove quite a bit of suffering from your life is to be accepting. The funny thing about a problem is that the negative feelings you may feel because of it do to a large extent not come from the problem itself. It comes from your resistance to the problem. And, of course the problem already is – you can’t go back in time and change something – so resistance is a bit unnecessary.”
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Simplify What You Say, and How to Do It – ”One of the trickier things about social skills is to get your message across. One reason why people have difficulty with this is because they use more words than needed. I know. I have done so too many times to count. I keep babbling on and on about something for far too long and fill the air with too many words.”

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  • Confident Nerd October 13, 2008, 4:47 am

    Hey Henrik

    Any advice for those of us who just started blogging and want to pick up the kind of traffic you are doing? I know my stuff, but just need to develop traffic now so I thought I might as well ask.

    Thanks buddy!

  • Juliet October 13, 2008, 1:03 pm

    Hi

    Other suggestions for relieving pressure:
    1. focus on the good and give gratitude for what one has
    2. generate positive thoughts – use affirmations
    3. focus on the feelings and the space in which you want to be

    Juliet

  • Henrik Edberg October 13, 2008, 1:16 pm

    Confident Nerd: Check out this article: http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2007/09/24/how-to-build-a-somewhat-successful-blog-16-lessons-i-have-learned/

    Also, be patient, these things take time. And get involved in social media networks like Digg or Stumble and try to understand how they work. And read a lot of articles over at Problogger.net to learn more.

    Juliet: Thanks a lot for the tips!

  • Confident Nerd October 13, 2008, 2:13 pm

    Thanks Henrik.
    That is a valuable post.