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Socrates vs. Your Junk Drawer

This is so true and gave me a much needed laugh today! Who doesn’t have a junk drawer? ~Elle

The Minimalism Geek

SOCRATES: Why does your drawer have all of these things you haven’t used in 5 years?
YOU: Those things might come in useful someday.
SOCRATES: 12 dried-out Sharpies, 11 bent paper clips, 10 loyalty cards, 9 dead batteries, 8 rubber bands, 7 keys of unknown use, 6 boxes of staples, 5 broken cords, 4 calling cards, 3 empty lip balms, 2 AOL disks, and a screen protector for a phone you no longer have.
YOU: Christmas is over.  What’s with the 12 days of Christmas riff?
SOCRATES: This is your drawer, not mine.  Why don’t you get rid of this stuff?
YOU: I paid good money for this stuff.
SOCRATES: So what?
YOU: It would be financially irresponsible to just get rid of them.
SOCRATES: Being financially responsible is important to you?
YOU: Yes.
SOCRATES: Does that mean you have set aside a generous rainy day fund?
YOU: No.

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Eight Reasons to Start an Author Blog: Guest Book Marketing Tips

Eight Reasons to Start an Author Blog: Guest Book Marketing Tips

It’s never too late for authors to start blogging. Here are some good reasons why you should. ~Elle

How To Ebook

I’m really glad Anne R. Allen agreed to do a guest post for my book marketing blog!

She’s a multi-award winning blogger and the author of ten novels, including the bestselling Camilla Randall Mysteries. You’re in good hands!

If you tell your non-author friends you’re thinking of starting a blog, you’ll probably hear some noise about how blogging is “totally over.”

People have been declaring blogging dead for a decade. Google “blogging is dead” and you’ll see thousands of entries.

But it turns out the blog is a pretty resilient medium.

Your friends are right in one sense: the “make a zillion dollars with a blogging-about-blogging” blog has passed its sell-by date. You can only teach a finite number of people how to make money teaching blogging until the market is saturated and everybody goes back to the current version of…

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