Vote for Me in 2008

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Forget Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, and Ron Paul. They can wait their turn.

Vote for me in 2008.

No, I’m not running for President. This is eminently more important.

On Moneymaking is in the race for best Business/Money blog at Performancing’s Blog Awards. Admittedly, I’m an upset candidate, facing stiff competition from some of the biggest personal-finance blogs on the Web, but I think we have a shot.

Why?

Because those other guys are Conservatives. They believe in conserving your income, incrementally increasing your savings until you can retire 30 years from now.

Me? I’m a Liberal. I believe in using your income to buy liberty, where you define your hopes and dreams and then make enough money to achieve them, as quickly as possible.

So, vote for me in 2008. No, I take that back. Vote for you.

This is about your freedom. This is about building a blogosphere you can be proud of. This is about rising up against the tyranny of frugality and saying, “I deserve to make more!”

Because it’s true. And I’ll personally make it my mission in 2008.

That’s my promise.

But only you can make it happen. Click here to vote.

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Seth Godin’s Top 7 Tips for Becoming a Master Networker

Okay, I lied.SethGodin.jpg Seth has never written a book or detailed blog post about how to become a master networker. He’s written volumes on marketing though, and in my opinion, the two aren’t really that different. Networking is about finding people that can help you (the customers), figuring out a way to get their attention (the interruption), and then offering to form a relationship (the product) that’s beneficial to you both. Yes, it’s a mechanical way to look at relationships, and no, I don’t envision my loved ones as customers. I do believe that the line between business and relationships is fuzzier than most of us would want to admit. And I would guess Seth agrees. He continually blurs that line with his ideas. So, despite having no delectable quotes to base this post on, nor any sort of permission, I’m going to apply seven of his marketing principles to networking. Follow them, and you’ll be on your way to becoming both a master networker and a master marketer.

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