This post is part of the awesome Word Carnival. Read more posts on this month’s theme: Vanquish Your Nemesis: A Guide to Conquering Small Biz Evils
Today is Wednesday. My monthly Word Carnival post was supposed to be published last night so that it could be live and republished by our lil network of awesome small business bloggers today, which means it was SUPPOSED to have been written…I dunno, sometime before yesterday might have been good.
My business nemeses are:
- Over-reliance on technology
See, I put stuff off. (What, you don’t?) I have a home, and pets, and small children…I volunteer in their classes and serve on a nonprofit board…WHATEVER. I rely, therefore, on my mobile device A LOT to schedule myself and remind me of my obligations. As a cycle, it succeeds or fails together: if I don’t input my schedules and reminders into my phone, I don’t get the lead time I need to complete the tasks I’ve obligated myself to.
None of this is news, and frankly I don’t have anything to add to either of the vast conversations surrounding my bullet points. Fortunately, I know people who do.
Check out this month’s AMAZING (not even kidding) Word Carnival bloggers on our topic of vanquishing small business evils:
Laura Petrolino of Flying Pig Consulting:
The Battle of Idea-magedon
Ashley Welton of Miniskirt Ninja Media:
Wave Your Freak Flag – How To Stand Out In A Sea of Similarity
Clare Price of 5 Easy Pages:
Vanquish Your Nemesis: What’s Stopping You?
Michelle Church of Virtually Distinguished:
How to Keep Your Online Presence from Making You Cry
Sharon Hurley Hall of Get Paid to Write Online:
Five Fatal Flaws that are Killing Your Writing Business
Tea Silvestre, aka the Word Chef:
Does This Business Make Me Look Fat? (Or, How to Get That Voice in Your Head to Shut Up)
Nicole Fende of The Numbers Whisperer®:
Quit Watching the Steampunk Chicken and Focus
Sandy McDonald of Why You Must Blog:
I Just Hate Sales
Annie Sisk of Stage Presence Marketing:
What are You Afraid of? How Fears Derail Your Business
Melanie Kissell of Solo Mompreneur:
What Do a House Painter, an Author, and a Musician Have In Common?
Eugene Farber of Content Strategy Hub
The Business Demon Lurking Over Your Shoulder: Stab Him in the Eye
Carol Lynn Rivera of Web Search Social:
What To Do When You Feel Like You’ll Never, Never, Never Get Your Marketing Right