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Blog Post Ideas – Kindle Version

Website Links and Further Reading:

All links to website urls and further reading have been organized by chapter, in order of appearance.


Chapter 1. Cultivate a Prolific Mind

Days of the Year website,  

Ferris Jabr, “Why Walking Helps Us Think,” The New Yorker blog, September 3, 2014,

Finlo Rohrer, “The slow death of purposeless walking,” BBC News Magazine, May 1, 2014,

Maria Popova, “The Daily Routines of Great Writers,” Brain Pickings blog,

Audra Casino, “Ron Friedman on Building a Better Workplace,” Mirasee blog, April 26, 2016,

Jim Hopkinson, “Ritz-Carlton service at a Red Roof price why Japan is king of customer service,” The Hopkinson Report blog, November 20, 2008,

Jim Hopkinson, “What Japanese toilets taught me about the auto industry,” The Hopkinson Report blog, December 18, 2008,

Jim Hopkinson, “How to Work Remotely From Buenos Aires,” The Hopkinson Report blog, February 29, 2012,

Jim Hopkinson, “The Hopkinson Report Thailand Travel Home Page,” The Hopkinson Report blog,



Chapter 2. Build on Other People’s Content

Alexis Rodrigo, “How to Find Clients with Your Blog (Even If You’re Not a Freelance Writer),” The Savvy Freelancer blog, April 5, 2011,


Nicole Dean, “Your #1 Tip for a Great ‘About’ Page,” Nicole on the Net blog, June 12, 2014,

Danny Iny, “Kick Start Your Blog by Embracing the Nobodies,” Kikolani blog,

Brandon Werner, “Social Media is the New Rock and Roll,” The Hopkinson Report blog, August 19, 2010,

Lisa Baker, “July’s Best of the Web – Business Blueprints and Templates,” Mirasee blog, July 31, 2015,

Elena Verlee, “20 Men Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter,” PR in Your Pajamas blog,

Google Trends,

Facebook Trends,


Chapter 3. Launch from the Media

darrentyler, “Louis CK Everything Is Amazing And Nobody Is Happy,” YouTube, October 24, 2015,


Jim Hopkinson, “Business Class at 30,000 Feet,” The Hopkinson Report blog, September 22, 2012,

Brian Clark, “5 Things Depeche Mode Can Teach You About Effective Online Marketing,” Copyblogger blog, April 6, 2010,

Brian Clark, “The Grateful Dead 4-Step Guide to the Magical Influence of Content Marketing,” Copyblogger blog, June 28, 2010,

Sean Platt, “The Eminem Guide to Becoming a Writing and Marketing Machine,” Copyblogger blog, November 23, 2009,

Brian Clark, “Inigo Montoya’s Guide to 27 Commonly Misused Words,” Copyblogger blog, December 8, 2008,

Jim Hopkinson, “Wired-O-Nomics: Marketing Lessons From Slumdog Millionaire,” WIRED blog, January 30, 2009,

Jon Morrow, “Mad Men Guide to Changing the World with Words,” Copyblogger blog, November 1, 2010,

Danny Iny, “Desperate Housewives on Writing, Storytelling and Selling,” Big Girl Branding blog,

Alexis Rodrigo, “Online Marketing Success Lessons from ‘The Next Great Baker,’” Alexis Rodrigo blog,

Jim Hopkinson, “Why Elon Musk should make you feel like a loser that has never accomplished anything,” The Hopkinson Report blog, April 23, 2013,

“The Big Picture,” Boston Globe website,

Alexis Rodrigo, “Proof: Bokashi Compost Grows Better Plants,” Natural Moms Blog,

Jim Hopkinson, “Is this the me generation, or has social media just made it that way?,” The Hopkinson Report blog, August 26, 2013,

Selene Benjamin, “The State of Online Courses [INFOGRAPHIC],” Mirasee blog, September 12, 2015,

Cool Infographics,

Chapter 4. Find the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Jim Hopkinson, “Dear Levi’s, I’m back — How an iconic brand lost its way, then won back a customer 10 years later,” The Hopkinson Report blog, February 3, 2011,

Alexis Rodrigo, “Essential Oils for Frozen Shoulder,” Natural Moms Blog,

Alexis Rodrigo, “3 Options for Nasal Irrigation,” Natural Moms Blog,

Time Warner Cable Problems,

Jim Hopkinson, “Efficiency vs. Impatience – A New Yorker Rant,” The Hopkinson Report blog, July 16, 2013,

Danny Iny, “Serious @PayPal Problems + Open Letter to @DavidMarcus,” Mirasee blog, March 4, 2013,

Joseph Jaffe, “Dustin Curtis – Dear American Airlines,” Flip the Funnel Now blog,

Danny Iny, “Audience Building in 2016 and Beyond,” Mirasee blog, May 9, 2016,

Jim Hopkinson, “State of the Industry—Predictions, Rants, Analysis, and Advice for the New Media Entrepreneur,” The Hopkinson Report blog, September 14, 2013,

Alexis Rodrigo, “Marketing Lessons of 2013,” Alexis Rodrigo blog,

Jim Hopkinson, “The Fall of Facebook? 7 reasons why the mighty giant might fail,” The Hopkinson Report blog, May 20, 2010,

Jim Hopkinson, “7 reasons why “The Social Network” Facebook movie will be a huge success,” The Hopkinson Report blog, July 22, 2010,

Jim Hopkinson, “The Social Network Movie Review – What’s more important, the product or the money?,” The Hopkinson Report blog, October 7, 2010,

Alexis Rodrigo, “First Impressions: Launch by Michael Stelzner,” Alexis Rodrigo blog,

Alexis Rodrigo, “3 Reasons to Love Buffer for Business (And 3 Reasons Not To),” Alexis Rodrigo blog,

Jim Hopkinson, “Best Earbud Headphones for the iPhone, a Marketing and Technology Test,” The Hopkinson Report blog, February 26, 2010,

Jim Hopkinson, “10 Lessons Learned From 100 Podcast Episodes,” The Hopkinson Report blog, April 15, 2010,

Danny Iny, “How to Get Traffic to Your Blog (How I Became the Freddy Krueger of Blogging),” Mirasee blog, May 5, 2016,

Jim Hopkinson, “How to Create a Viral Infographic to Market Your Brand, The Hopkinson Report blog, August 26, 2011,

Alexis Rodrigo, “Green Smoothies Without Recipes—An Easier Way to Get Healthy,” Natural Moms Blog,


Chapter 5. Dig into Life Experiences

Danny Iny, “How a Tiny Blog Landed Guy Kawasaki (and Copyblogger!),” Problogger blog, March 29, 2011,

Jim Hopkinson, “How I created, planned, and got sponsorship for a successful conference in less than 60 days,” The Hopkinson Report blog, March 29, 2012,

Alexis Rodrigo, “7 Ways to Find Freelancing Work: What’s Working Now,” The Savvy Freelancer blog, March 25, 2014,

Danny Iny, “Business Failure or Strategic Relocation?: It’s Your Call,” The Sales Lion blog,

Jim Hopkinson, “What six crappy part-time jobs taught me about life,” The Hopkinson Report blog, September 15, 2011,

Alexis Rodrigo, ““Update on My Income Challenge,” The Savvy Freelancer blog, August 26, 2013,

Jim Hopkinson, “Why a distal humerus fracture has NOTHING to do with social media,” The Hopkinson Report blog, September 2, 2010,

Jim Hopkinson, “8 Life lessons from a fallen friend,” The Hopkinson Report blog, October 25, 2011,

Danny Brown, “You Don’t Have to Die to Live,” Danny Brown blog, April 21, 2011,

Jon Morrow, “On Dying, Mothers, and Fighting for Your Ideas,” Copyblogger blog, December 24, 2012,

Brian Clark, “The Snowboard, the Subdural Hematoma, and the Secret of Life,” Copyblogger blog, May 5, 2008,

Alexis Rodrigo, “A Ghost Writer’s Dilemma, The Savvy Freelancer blog, February 15, 2011,

Danny Iny, “Our Magical Hin-Jew Wedding,” Mirasee blog, September 30, 2011,

Danny Iny, “Anxiety, Surrender, and the Magical Beauty of Things Happening at the Right Time,” Mirasee blog, March 29, 2015,  

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