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Reading List: Note to my 19-Year-Old-Self

“What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing.”

Pablo Picasso 

Here’s what I’ve been up to this week…

 

Lately, most of blogging has been on Medium. I’ll be linking to those posts in these weekly roundups.

 

What I’m Writing

“29 Writing Tips for my 19-Year-Old Self”

“Writing Tips I Put on my Wall 

How to Get Sh*t Done as a Freelancer” which was featured in Data-Driven Investor.

My dad and I are getting close to a submittable manuscript of his memoir–stay tuned.

I recently finished a rough draft of a pulp-style crime novel. It turns out writing two books in a year is easier than finishing one. As anyone who has ever run a race or climbed a mountain knows, the two hardest parts are starting and finishing.

What I’m Reading

Driven to Distraction: recognizing and coping with Attention Deficit Disorderby Dr. Edward Hallowell

Getting Off: One woman’s journey through sex and porn addiction  by Erica Garza

The First Quarry, by Max Allan Collins

 

What I’m Listening To

Charlie Parker. But I’ve started wearing earplugs while I’m working and reading–again, adult ADD.

 

What I’m Doing

Taking a free online studio art class through the Museum of Modern Art on Coursera: Postwar Abstract Painting. It’s like Bob Ross but in the style of Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko.

Send me an email if you want a painting.


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Email Personalization Guide — Campaign Monitor

Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all messaging. Consumers have come to demand and expect relevant and personalized content and experiences both online and offline.

To meet those demands, marketers are striving to leverage email personalization to move from 1: many messaging toward 1:1 experiences that not only meet, but exceed consumer expectations and set them apart from the competition. That’s why it’s not surprising that when asked to prioritize one capability that will be most important to marketing in the future, 33% of marketers answered: “personalization.” Furthermore, 74% of marketers say targeted personalization increases customer engagement, and they see an average increase of 20% in sales when using personalized experiences.

To help marketers slay their email personalization challenges and goals, we created a comprehensive guide that covers basic tactics like personalizing an email subject line, to more sophisticated techniques like using dynamic content or behavioral data based on how consumers are engaging with your brand. Marketers at every level and ability can reap the benefits of sending more relevant and personalized messages that get results.

 

Read on at Campaign Monitor

 

The Ultimate Guide to Entrepreneurship — HubSpot

*NOTE: I was the ghostwriter on this post, meaning the work is mine but the byline is not. 

Entrepreneurship is the process of starting (or improving upon) a business with the ultimate goal of making a profit. It often involves great risk and uncertainty, but it’s also an opportunity to overcome those challenges and to manage multiple aspects of a business operation. From marketing to accounting to logistics and beyond, entrepreneurs get to oversee the many facets of running a business.

But isn’t easy. In fact, data shows that 90% of startups fail. Despite this, entrepreneurship remains an extremely attractive path. Like many high-risk activities, it often draws people who see the risks as an exciting challenge — and not a disclaimer.

And while the risk might be great, so are the rewards. Entrepreneurship is easily one of the most creative forms of business — and it can be immensely satisfying on a personal level.

 

Continue Reading at Hubspot.

charles daly content marketing writer

Spring Haiku No. 1

Morning light

in your gin glass.

Blood behind my lip.

 


 

 

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Winter Haiku No. 18

Snow dims the skylight.

My silhouette undresses

for yours.

 


 

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Winter Haiku No. 17

Streetlight

through venetian blinds.

Stripes on your belly.

 


 

 

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Winter Haiku No. 16

Listening to Tom Waits again,

remembering

how to miss you.

 


 

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Winter Haiku No. 15

Ice on your steps

in the morning.

How many last chances do I get?

 

 


 

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Winter Haiku No. 14

Winter rain

paw prints in soft ice.

 


 

 

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Winter Haiku No. 13

Long goodbye

in a warm doorway.

Uber driver deducts one star.

 

 

 


 

 

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