10 Killer Reads From Around the Web

I don’t do these kinds of posts as often as I probably should, because there is a lot of killer posts out there that people cannot afford to miss reading. Here are a few notable posts (in no particular order) that I’ve recently read that have struck a chord with me and may do the same to you too. Enjoy!

  1. 17 Traffic Building Tips From Some of The World’s Most Popular Bloggers: The title explains it all, and I’m honored to be included in this list with my own tip. Thanks Corbett!
  2. Find a Hole and Fill It: David Turnbull talks about a Buddhist Newsletter and the principles in it which we can apply to business and in life.
  3. WordPress SEO: The Only Guide You’ll Need: Glen from Viperchill.com offers us an extensive guide to optimizing your WordPress blog for search engines. A must read for beginners and anyone looking to improve the SEO of their blog.
  4. Why Unreasonable, Unrealistic People Win Big: Maren Kate sums it up with this awesome quote, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw.
  5. 5 Keys For Running a Successful Part Time Internet Business: This is a fantastic guest post from Mark Mason on Internet Business Mastery, that is a must read for those of you with day jobs who are trying to make it online too.
  6. Horizontal or Vertical Business Models: Which Is Right For You?: The Master, and one of my idols, Yaro Stark, breaks down the differences between horizontal and vertical business models, and tells us exactly why he prefers to go vertical.
  7. Anxiety Is Nothing: This 31 word post (including the title) comes with a powerful message. Man, Seth Godin is awesome!
  8. Optimize a Single Post On Your Blog for SEO: Darren from Problogger shares with us what he tries to do once a month. What do you do with the posts in your archive?
  9. 22 Ways to Find Advertising For Your Website: I like to create products, but advertising can be just as profitable. Here’s a great post from Daily Blog Tips that you can use to find advertising for your website.
  10. Switch: Ok, this isn’t a blog post, but it’s a book that I recently picked up, and it’s seriously one of the best reads ever. I highly recommend!

Thanks everyone for your support, and have a wonderful weekend! If you’ve recently read something awesome (from a blog other than your own!) that you think would be useful to the SPI readers, please feel free to leave a link below in the comments.


  • http://www.viperchill.com Glen Allsopp

    Thanks a lot for the link Pat. Corbett did a great job and that first post you’ve linked to as well :)

    I’m reading Make it Stick right now (same authors) but I’ll definitely check out Switch next. Thanks for the rec.

  • http://www.Escapingthe9to5.com Maren Kate

    I love these posts! They turn you on to different blogs all over the web that you wouldn’t know about before, every time one of these come out my reading list grows :) it is getting out of control big now!

  • http://www.civilcraftstructures.com/ Terrence

    Thank you very much Pat. These are indeed a great compilation of quality post. Cheers and blessed life…

  • http://www.ahbing.com Daniel Wong

    Thanks for compiling the awesome list. I’ve read a few – ViperChill, Problogger, DailyBlogTips, Yaro.. and I personally think those few articles are one of their best articles. I will check out the rest, it’s worth writing it down.. thanks for sharing the rest of the lists.

    By the way Pat. spelling mistake.. “Find a HOLE and fill it” πŸ˜‰

  • http://www.webbizfinance.com Tyler WebCPA

    Thanks Pat great list. I’m going to check out the WordPress SEO one right now. One that you didn’t list that I really liked was this http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/the-psychology-of-making-huge-career-jumps/ from Ramit Sethi.

  • http://realpassiveincomeonline.blogspot.com/ Lanny B

    Thanks for posting these Pat. I will start at #1 and work my way : ) The motivation I receive from your blog posts are phenomenal, so thank you for that as well. Take Care!

    -Lanny B.

  • Howie

    Awesome list, Pat!

    I’d love to see a post with all the books you’ve read and recommend, as well….I’ll definitely have to check out “Switch”….

    I hit up Barnes and Noble yesterday…..and read Gary Vaynerchuk’s “Crush it” all in one sitting (I know, that’s kinda lame reading the merchandise AT the store…lol….I just got so absorbed in it…..)….Picked up a copy of the 4 hour work week, though…..Julie allowed me 2 books to take on our honeymoon in Jamaica (the sad thing is, I can’t touch them until the honeymoon….lol…..)

  • http://www.ameaningfulexistence.com Karen

    Hi Pat,

    I’m happy to say that you’ve given me some gems to check out today. Some of the links I’ve read (as well as the Switch book) but some I haven’t, so thank you.

    Oh, and even though I’m not included on your list, you are on my Friday’s Links for your post on It’s Dumb Not To Dumb It Down. Your readers shouldn’t forget to read that one!


  • Howie

    Just a random “head-up” I had noticed, Pat,

    The first letter, in your most recent earning’s update isn’t actually part of the ‘link’….

    just thought I’d let you know πŸ˜‰

  • http://www.freemanlegacyllc.com Ms. Freeman

    Cool thanks for the list! :)

  • http://www.bestmusicever.net Justin King

    That post by Seth yesterday was awesome. Ryan Holiday had another like it recently as well: http://www.ryanholiday.net/archives/dread.phtml

  • http://www.EngagedMarriage.com Dustin | Engaged Marriage

    Awesome list, Pat! I have six of these open right now and ready to dig in.

  • http://delahousse.ca/personal Christian Delahousse

    This is fantastic.

    About your previous post, this addresses the noise you spoke of.

    50% of the time spent in my reader is wasted on sorting through absolute crap.

    This cuts through it.

    I’d love to see more meaningful lists to meaningful articles. I emphasise quality because miscurated lists just make for a louder, more structured, noise.

  • http://www.jewelry-secrets.com J S

    What a cool list. I read at least half of them already. I do find it interesting that your summary of number 7 is almost as long as the post itself! πŸ˜‰ Enjoy your Friday.

  • Howie


    I get this subtle conviction that your “2nd Favorite Quote” is somewhat directed at me….lol…. (of course, I know it’s moreso for inspiration to all your readers)

    Gotta get a move on with my product! :) lol

  • http://thinktraffic.net/ Corbett Barr

    Hey Pat! Thanks so much for including me in this roundup. It’s nice to get some first-week exposure for a brand new blog! I’ll definitely be checking out some of the other posts here.

  • http://www.thewisebuck.com Mike

    These are great resources. I really like the word press seo – some really great stuff there and able to implement right away! Have a great weekend.

  • http://www.easysmallbusinesshr.com Dianne

    Extremely informative and helpful resources! Thanks Pat!

  • http://speakersforlaptop.net Clint Heinrichs

    Geez, everytime I see blogs this good I just want mine to be there already! :) Great work.

  • Robert Hagstrom

    Just bought Switch. I saw it at Barnes, started reading it, but had to go home. Then I thought about it when I was at the airport, but their bookstore didn’t have it. So I just ordered it using your link. Thanks for the reminder. People that are successful in the way I want to be all have read the same books eerily in a similar order…RDPD, 4HWW, etc. so getting your recommended reading list is very helpful.

  • John Lee

    Great list, thanks Pat! Keep up the good work.

  • http://geniustypes.com Brian Lee

    Great list, and I like your tip on thinktraffic.com… and agreed on Seth Godin!

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  • http://www.mauslawfirm.com Joe Maus

    There were some great links on this list. I took away some good tips from here. Thanks!

  • http://artofyourmind.com Dennis FN

    Good list, read it, then start. Sometimes information overload will impede us from ever starting. And always make Google Adsense relevant. Then work on from there.

  • Adeodata

    Hi Pat, I have just discovered you and your website… WOW! Both of you are just AMAZING! I have subscribed to your newsletter and got your ebook… can’t wait to read it and use the priceless tips! Thanks for everything you share, in such a passionate, clear and professional way!


    Great list, and I like your tips…