7 Blog Posts That Will Transform Your Life

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  • January 19, 2010

Every day we’re bombarded with blog articles. Right now as I look in Google Reader, I see that I have over 400 unread blog posts from sites that I highly respect. But many of these I’ll only skim through as I search out the ones that really hold the most value for me. I’m a busy man. I can’t read 400+ blog articles.

But somehow as I’ve plodded through my reader, there have been a few…and only a few…that have really knocked me off my feet. Every once in a while I’m faced with a startling truth that just demands that I stand back, pause, and think about it for a bit.

Today let me share with you 7 of these articles. These aren’t your typical blog posts. Read these posts. Seriously, read them. They’ll change the way that you look at life.

The Lesson From Two Lemonade Stands

by Seth Godin

Why Not Blog Unselfishly?

By Brandon Cox

Why Do I Blog? It’s Not What You Think.

By Robb Sutton

10 Reasons Your Website Is Not Attracting Links

By Paul Anthony

Your Dream is Under Attack

By Nathan Hangen

Bold, New Ways to Market Your Services

By Lexi Rodrigo

How to Reach Out To Bloggers

By Chris Brogan


About Nicholas Cardot

It's my personal quest to enable every person that I can to unlock that dormant potential concerning their online influence. Also, I'm a geek.


  • Gordie says:

    Hi Nicholas,
    I have read the ones by Seth and Nathan. Now I’ll check the other five out. Cheers.
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: Personal Development Through Song: “You’re The Best”. =-.

  • Lee Ka Hoong says:

    I would definitely like to read the post with the title “10 Reasons Your Website Is Not Attracting Links”. Of course, I would read all of them since you recommended, I trust you and believe that all of the articles must be good one.

    Thanks for sharing with us your favourite posts!


    • Nicholas Cardot says:

      Lee Ka Hoong » Thanks, friend. You won’t go wrong with these articles. I don’t often post article round ups so if I do, you can rest assured that it’s going to be good.

  • Keith says:

    Nice list Nick, I really liked Brandon’s article on blogging unselfishly. I will bookmark and read others later :-)

    If you get time, check out that Wapple mobile plugin, it is even able to make your admin mobile so you can reply to comments, moderate etc…
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: Are You Writing About What You Know? =-.

    • Nicholas Cardot says:

      Keith » I will definitely check that one out. That sounds amazing and I could definitely use it. Thanks for pointing it out to me.

  • Eric B. says:

    Thanks for the list.

    When I read Your Dream is Under Attack and Why Not Blog Unselfishly? I found them very inspiring.

    So I’ll have to give the others a read, too.
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: Hack Your Own Site =-.

    • Nicholas Cardot says:

      Eric B. » Make sure that you check out the lesson learned from two lemonade stands. That one is pretty incredible.

  • Kok Siong Chen says:

    I love to read “10 Reasons Your Website Is Not Attracting Links”. Thanks for sharing the list! I really learnt a lot from these!
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: Angelman Syndrome – Angel-like Genetic Disorder =-.

    • Nicholas Cardot says:

      Kok Siong Chen » Great. I learned a lot from them as well and it’s good to know that others are finding value in them as well.

  • Pat | Traverse City Interior Designer says:

    Thanks! it looks like i have some reading to do! I guess i lack inspiration trying to figure out the nuts and bolts of the net. hmm, that’s the opposite of how i run my interior design company, i guess i needed a 10000 foot view. thanks

    • Nicholas Cardot says:

      Pat | Traverse City Interior Designer » These are great articles to read. If you run a company then make sure that you check out the first one on the list. It will change the way that you do business.

  • Tony says:

    Those are some valuable articles containing great lessons. Thanks for sharing.

    • Nicholas Cardot says:

      Tony » You’re welcome. You know that I love sharing things with you guys. Thanks for being a part of the conversation.

  • Brandon Cox says:

    Wow – you included me? Man I’m humbled – you’ve got a life-transforming blog here yourself bro!!
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: Have You Designed Your Lifestyle for Success Yet? =-.

    • Nicholas Cardot says:

      Brandon Cox » You shouldn’t be humbled. Your material is exactly what people need to be focusing on. Blogging unselfishly? That needs to be beat into the brains of every blogger alive. We’ve got to start caring about people and not just using people to make a sale or an adsense click.

  • Ileane says:

    I love Brandon’s blog and I’ll take a look at a few of the others. Hey, did Seth open up his blog to comments yet? Probably not, will I read his post? Probably not…

    Thanks for the links Nicholas!
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: Say Goodbye to Family, Friends and A Good Night’s Sleep! =-.

    • Nicholas Cardot says:

      Ileane » That’s really too bad as Seth’s article is my personal favorite of the collection. His take on online business is completely what I strive for and believe in. I mean no offense to the authors of the other articles, but Seth’s article is awesome. All of them are great but his really stands out. Don’t cut yourself short just because he doesn’t offer comments.

  • Ed says:

    Cant wait to start reading. Thank you
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: Annoy Your Customers Enough To Make Them Buy =-.

  • Davor Gasparevic @ Internet marketing ebooks says:

    Lol, that dead tweet bird under the “10 reasons why your site doesn’t attract links” really made me laugh.

    Not that I like death or dead animals, god no, but it is really provocative and the picture made me visit the blog post.
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: The Internet Marketing Dictionary =-.

    • Nicholas Cardot says:

      Davor Gasparevic @ Internet marketing ebooks » That’s cool. There’s nothing wrong with it. I chose that image for a reason. It stood out in my mind also. It is eye catching.

      • Davor Gasparevic @ Internet marketing ebooks says:

        Yes, now I quickly scanned the post again, and it really IS eye catching. Images are really something that I think will have more and more impact on advertising, marketing and promoting in the future, especially now with Google Goggles “on the block” and the advent of facebook, twitter and social bookmarking sites and networks.

        I try to have at least some picture in my blog.

        • Nicholas Cardot says:

          Davor Gasparevic @ Internet marketing ebooks » You’re right. You’ll notice that I have at a minimum one image in every post and more in most posts. It adds flavor especially if you can find an image that’s really spectacular.

          • Davor Gasparevic @ Internet marketing ebooks says:

            Yea, really, you DO! How much time does it usually take you to find those pictures? And where do you search for them? Google Images or somewhere else?

            Sorry to ask these questions, maybe I bother you, but I realized you are willing to help with suggestions, so I naturally tend to ask you more and more :D!
            .-= My Latest Blog Post: Free Press Release Review =-.

  • Camille l Turning Winds says:

    You’ve really share a wonderful information that we could get from it. Great idea of choosing which interest us most on reading. You really know what your viewers wants.

    I’m currently reading the “How to Reach Out to Bloggers” by Chris Brogan. Thanks for this wonderful blogs to read.

    • Nicholas Cardot says:

      Camille l Turning Winds » You’re welcome. Chris has been an inspiration to me and a lot of people for a while now. He really reaches out to people in a way that is very memorable. He knows what he’s talking about when it comes to reaching out to bloggers.

  • Playstead says:

    Great post, and that Seth Godin article should be required reading by anyone starting a business, or students ready to venture out into the world. They don’t teach that in college.
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: The New Blog is Here =-.

    • Nicholas Cardot says:

      Playstead » I completely agree. I was really put out when the other commenter said that she was deliberately not going to read his. She is missing out.

  • Shamim says:

    I used to read the Chris Brogan. But the others is unknown to me. As you suggest these, i gotta go their blog just now……..:D
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: Interested To Buy One Of The Best Cell Flip Phone Ever ? =-.

  • Ron Leyba says:

    I am a Chris Borgan fan. Its nice to see one of his amazing post here.

    I can say that by reading his post and articles, I am learning a lot.
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: Sikat Ang Pinoy =-.

  • Mikkel 'DaneBlogger' Juhl says:

    A nice collection of quite awesome posts. Haven’t read then all.. Just one or two.

    Especially the one by Robb Sutton.
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: How to Guest Post the Tactical Way =-.

  • Jasmino924 says:

    Wow. All of these posts were really inspirational, I haven’t read many posts as good as these in a while. My favourite post was that one by Seth Godin, I’ve read it before but it’s so good that I had to read it again!
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: 7 Questions Review : Battlefield Bad Company 2 – Multiplayer Demo =-.

  • Matt says:

    Hey Nick, just ran across this site and I love it! While there are already TONS of blogs about blogging out there, this one is just a tad more unique.

    Very inspirational post, thanks for sharing these articles! =)

  • Michael Newman says:

    I have been a fan of Seth Godin for about five years now.Seth is the “sage of ordinary days”.He imbues ordinary stories with deep meanings and he encourages us to see the world in a new light.Thanks.I just discovered your blog,via Problogger.Thanks,you will always find me here.Do you offer beer to guests?
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: How to Increase Conversion Rates by Leveraging Google Analytics (1) =-.

  • Julius Kuhn-Regnier says:

    Thanks for sharing these posts Nick. I will definitely read them.
    Anyway I am sorry that I havent really been able to join the conversation via Skype .. my microphone doesnt seem to work very well and I get distracted so easily that its hard for me to do something while being online in Skype. I hope its gonna change .. would be nice to connect to you guys more.
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: How to Handle Your Blog Like Real Estate =-.

  • Michael Newman says:

    Thank you very much.I enjoyed How to blog unselfishly,and in sense,it validates your approach to blogging-a focus on giving.I will emulate this,and come back later to read 5 more.I have read Seth’s too.
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: When a little knowledge is a good thing =-.

  • Robb Sutton says:

    Thanks for including my article! I’m stoked to be a part of a list with those other great articles.
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: Review: OiO Publisher – On Site Direct Advertising Management for WordPress =-.

  • Bill | Carbide Die Co. says:

    I’m not to savy online (yet), but tring to increase my business and profile through the internet – so thanks for organizing these resources. I’m reading through them and appreciate your organizing so much helpful and interesting content. I have particuarly enjoyed the lemonaid stand one! Thanks

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