Do you ever have one of those weeks where you feel like you've lived an entire year in the span of three days? That's how I'm feeling right now. And whenever I get this way, I have a tendency to burst into childish temper tantrums over inconsequential things.
For example, today,I find myself irrationally angry at Ludacris:
Did his bops dominate most of my mix CDs in the late 1990s and early 2000s? Absolutely. Did I enthusiastically applaud his inclusion inThe Fast and the Furiousseries, one of the most prolific movie franchises of all time? You betcha.
But none of this changes the fact that — thanks to Ludacris — it took mesix whole minutes of staring into spaceearlier today before I finally admitted to myself that I needed to Google the right spelling of "ludicrous."
I already feel like a word nerd fraud because I have to say "Connect-icut" and "Wed-NES-day" out loud every single time, in order to spell those two words correctly. Now this?
I appreciate that you taught me how and when I need to "stand up" and/or "get out of the way," but this is a bridge too far. To make amends, Mr. 'Cris, I humbly suggest your next LP's featured single be a spelling lesson, vis-à-vis your name and its origins.
Thank you in advance for your consideration — now, let's get into the latest in digital sales and marketing news...
⚖️ The Supreme Court May Hear Case on Website Accessibility
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Sadly, IMPACT Head of Editorial Content Ramona Sukhraj will not be "shipping up to Boston" for #INBOUND19 next week. But even with a serious case of FOMO ("fear of missing out"), she's kept her finger on the pulse of everything the jolly orange sprocket giant has planned for this year's annual event.So, in this comprehensive rundown, Ramona shares the14 talks, events, and opportunities you can't miss at #INBOUND19.
🎧 15 Essential & Inspiring Marketing Podcasts to Subscribe to for Your Daily Workouts
As you might suspect, IMPACT VP of Services Brie Rangel is a pretty busy lady. But, even with her hectic schedule, she always makes learning and professional development a priority. One of the best ways she's found to feed her hunger for learning is by listening to digital marketing podcasts as she completes daily tasks — for example, working out.According to Brie, here are the15 best digital marketing podcasts you definitely need to queue up for your next workout.
Late last year — after many, many moons spent writing into the wee hours of the morning —I finallypublished this pillar:
It was a momentous occasion for me to two reasons. First, this was the topic of my talk from #INBOUND17, my very first big speaking gig. Second, it outlines a processI spent years developing and testing on my own, and then I wrote the pillar entirely by myself.
In short, it's as close to an "act of love" as you'll ever get from me, in the professional sense.And I hope you enjoy it.
🗞️ What I'm Reading
Finally, without preamble or context, here's what I'm reading:
Have a laugh at these "new budget airlines" from The New Yorker. My personal favorite?"D.I.Y. Air. This crafty airline further cuts costs by occasionally allowing passengers to help out with basic tasks — like repairing the wing that will definitely come apart mid-flight."