Friday Quick Hits: No, I’m Not Going to SXSW…and Other Good Stuff from Around the Web

Friday Quick Hits

The Pitch that Worked | Altitude Branding

Thinking about pitching a blogger your product or service. READ THIS POST. Very useful tips for anyone looking to outreach to us bloggers. Go read this, THEN send me an email about why I should write about you or let you advertise here. And please, for the love of God, don’t start the e-mail with “Dear Fellow Blogger”…

Running an Overhead-Free Business | Exile Lifestyle

Simply put – a great post for any solo-preneur looking for a cost effective way to run their business. I’m in the boat here – running MattChevy.com with virtually zero overheard – which means that almost everything I bring in I can put in pocket. You don’t need big money to start a business (depending on what it is) – and this post sums it up to a tee.

Three Reasons You Need to Convince Newbies They Need a Website | Men with Pens

Everyone could use a website. Everyone needs a website. Bottom line. In this day and age, people are going to Google your Buisness – in fact, they’re likely to do that before ANYTHING else. What are you pointing them to? Are you proud of what’s there? Are you prepared to lose business before they even walk in your door, before they talk to you, because you online impression is that bad? Something to think about – or stop thinking about, and start taking action with. Great post here from Men with Pens.

Live Alive, Not Just in Life: Guidelines for Rebelling Against “Reality” | The Middle Finger Project

An introduction to this post by Ms. Ambirge would be an injustice – so instead, just go read it and get the kick in the ass you need to go have an amazing day. I expect nothing less from every single TMFProject post I read…

Breaking Out of the Box Requires an Actual Break | Writing on Purpose

Teresa and I chatted on the phone recently about how it seems like there are SO many people who literally never (ever) step away from the world of Social Media. It’s borderline sick, and kind of sad really. Social Media is a tool – an extremely valuable tool to build relationships, cultivate friendships, bring in new clients, etc. But at the end of the day – you have to break away. I sometimes wonder what the heck people did before Social Media existed. Every once in a while – give yourself a break from this place and take a deep breathe. It can go a LONG way…

(And the rest of your pretty much wrote about SXSW – and I’m not going…so yeah. Nuff’ said)

Last, if you haven’t already – go check out Blake Sunshine’s fresh new design (ehem..by yours truly) and subscribe to her blog. You’ll be glad you did.

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Sid Savara March 12, 2010 at 7:11 am

Hey Matt,

You’re not going to SXSW?! I’m not either but I thought for sure you’d be there – you’re so connected!

I liked Colin’s post over at Exile Lifestyle too – great read!

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Matt Cheuvront March 12, 2010 at 10:39 am

Hey Sid. It all comes down to a money and timing thing for me – I’m getting married in less than two months (May 8th) so I need to be a little careful with the cash flow until then. Believe me, I’d love to be down there meeting folks, maybe next year!

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Sid Savara March 12, 2010 at 12:11 am

Hey Matt,

You’re not going to SXSW?! I’m not either but I thought for sure you’d be there – you’re so connected!

I liked Colin’s post over at Exile Lifestyle too – great read!

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Matt Cheuvront March 12, 2010 at 3:39 am

Hey Sid. It all comes down to a money and timing thing for me – I’m getting married in less than two months (May 8th) so I need to be a little careful with the cash flow until then. Believe me, I’d love to be down there meeting folks, maybe next year!

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Stephen Spiewak March 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm

I enjoyed Teresa’s post and totally agree with it. It’s very nice and refreshing to step away from social media. Quite frankly, it’s even nice to step away from anything with a screen sometimes.

Thanks for sharing the post. Looking forward to Tuesday!

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Matt Cheuvront March 12, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Agreed Stephen – and yes, Tuesday. You coming! Will be great to (finally) meet!

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Stephen Spiewak March 12, 2010 at 8:02 am

I enjoyed Teresa’s post and totally agree with it. It’s very nice and refreshing to step away from social media. Quite frankly, it’s even nice to step away from anything with a screen sometimes.

Thanks for sharing the post. Looking forward to Tuesday!

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Matt Cheuvront March 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Agreed Stephen – and yes, Tuesday. You coming! Will be great to (finally) meet!

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Srinivas Rao March 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Hey Matt,

‘I’m one of those not going to SXSW people too :) . Always enjoy your Friday quick hits. I thought that post by Ashley was great as well.

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Nicole Crimaldi March 12, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Me too Srini! Matt, Srini maybe next year we’ll be there?! It sounds like blogger heaven to me.

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Matt Cheuvront March 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm

OK – we’re all going next year – seriously. But this year we’ll have to keep each other company while all the cool kids hang out in Texas. Have a great weekend you two!

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Srinivas Rao March 12, 2010 at 9:08 am

Hey Matt,

‘I’m one of those not going to SXSW people too :) . Always enjoy your Friday quick hits. I thought that post by Ashley was great as well.

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Nicole Crimaldi March 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Me too Srini! Matt, Srini maybe next year we’ll be there?! It sounds like blogger heaven to me.

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Matt Cheuvront March 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm

OK – we’re all going next year – seriously. But this year we’ll have to keep each other company while all the cool kids hang out in Texas. Have a great weekend you two!

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Blake Sunshine March 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Thanks for the shout out! I’m still obsessed with how it looks. Maybe Austin next year?

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Matt Cheuvront March 12, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Not maybe. It’s a done deal for next year Blake. So be ready…Have a great time and I’ll talk to you soon!

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Blake Sunshine March 12, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Thanks for the shout out! I’m still obsessed with how it looks. Maybe Austin next year?

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Matt Cheuvront March 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Not maybe. It’s a done deal for next year Blake. So be ready…Have a great time and I’ll talk to you soon!

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Teresa Basich March 16, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Dude, I’m so flattered that you’re digging my posts lately. I feel like I’ve been on a bit of a roll, and have another few good ones up my sleeves to write when I get a minute to breathe. :)

People forget how important it is for their creativity and sense of self to break away! So important to regularly remind ourselves to take a breather and go live for a bit. Life isn’t supposed to remain 2-dimensional.

As for the rest of these posts, I’m looking forward to catching up with all them (heck, I’m already 4 days late even getting here!). As I’ve said before, your recommendations are pretty darm awesome. :) And thank you, Stephen, for the love!

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Matt Cheuvront March 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm

You have been on a roll – love it Teresa. I’m one of your biggest fans. Keep doing what you do! (And remember to breathe…both of us need to remember that).

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Teresa Basich March 16, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Dude, I’m so flattered that you’re digging my posts lately. I feel like I’ve been on a bit of a roll, and have another few good ones up my sleeves to write when I get a minute to breathe. :)

People forget how important it is for their creativity and sense of self to break away! So important to regularly remind ourselves to take a breather and go live for a bit. Life isn’t supposed to remain 2-dimensional.

As for the rest of these posts, I’m looking forward to catching up with all them (heck, I’m already 4 days late even getting here!). As I’ve said before, your recommendations are pretty darm awesome. :) And thank you, Stephen, for the love!

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Matt Cheuvront March 17, 2010 at 8:47 am

You have been on a roll – love it Teresa. I’m one of your biggest fans. Keep doing what you do! (And remember to breathe…both of us need to remember that).

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