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Say Anything

Jul 09, 2013 // By Marcus Brotherton


Dear readers,
I’m going to press pause on this blog for a few weeks this summer just like last year so I can catch up on a backlog of work, transition to other writing projects, and spend time with my family during the three days in the Pacific Northwest when the sun actually comes out. Regular postings will continue in the fall.
Before I go, would you do me a huge favor?
Let me know how this blog can better serve you.
I began this blog 2 years ago with a vision of hanging out with you, the good folks who read my books, and talking about deep subjects together.
We focus on four main areas of practical leadership:
Who we are (our character),
What we do (our work),
Who we care for (relationships & family), and
What matters most (faith and purpose).
About 700 of you subscribe regularly to this blog and read it every week. About 12,000 of you stop by each month to read a page or two. What’s always important to me is the individual. I want to know how this blog can be sharpened and focused to better serve those who read it and forward the postings to their friends.
For that reason, would you take a few moments to “say anything” in answer to the following questions?
Please answer in the comments section below, or send me an email at:
allies [at] marcusbrotherton [dot] com
(no spaces between words, @ instead of ‘at’).
1.      WHAT TOPICS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE COVERED?
When you think about those four main leadership areas mentioned above, what would you say are the greatest needs in your life, or in the lives of your friends? What topics are most pressing to address in this blog?
2.      WHAT LENGTH OF ARTICLES DO YOU PREFER?
Would you rather see longer more thought-provoking postings, or quicker more scan-able postings?
3.      HOW OFTEN WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ AN ARTICLE?
Currently I post once a week. Would you like the frequency of postings to remain the same? If not, then how many postings? Twice a week? Once a month?
4.      WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN PREMIUM SERVICES OR AN E-STORE?
Many authors offer premium services or e-stores on their blogs where readers can purchase e-books, educational courses, coaching, or ancillary products such as t-shirts and posters. For instance, author Jeff Goins offers an extensive course on how to blog. Brett McKay at the Art of Manliness offers stickers, stationary, coasters, and more. If I offered a service or product for sale on this blog, what would you want it to be?
5.      HOW’S LIFE, BUBBA?
What have you been reading lately? How’s the weather where you live? Say anything else.
Thanks in advance for your replies!
Have a great summer,
—Marcus
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HI, I'M MARCUS BROTHERTON,

the bestselling author or coauthor of more than 25 books. Welcome to my blog. Thoreau pointed out how too many people lead lives of quiet desperation. Their lives are bland and meaningless, or they make choices that trap them in despair and darkness. By contrast, I want to help people lead lives of excellence. Meet here regularly for powerful stories and insight into how to live and lead well.