Is Disqus Killing Your Blog? Why (and How) I Pulled the Plug

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I recently made the decision to remove the Disqus comment system from my blog.

And it wasn’t a knee-jerk reaction.

I did quite a bit of research first and got a lot of feedback (both solicited and unsolicited) from others.

In this post, I’m going to walk you through my experiences with Disqus as a blog owner, my readers’ experiences with it, and the advantages and disadvantages of Disqus.

We’ll  also cover how it could affect you in your online efforts.
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What to Do When Success Bites You in the Ass

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Your relentless pursuit of success is a lot like trying to hunt a wild animal. To pull it off, you have to know when to be aggressive – and when to be stealthy. Your prey, success, is smart and elusive. It’s skilled in dodging people like you … [Continue reading]

A Letter to Long-Winded Keyboard Jockeys (From Everyone)

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Dear content creator: I’m writing to you today because of a disturbing trend I’ve noticed lately. The online world seems to have recently become more long-winded. Long-winded can come in handy from time to time when, say, establishing the … [Continue reading]

The Easiest Way to Create an Endless Stream of Blog Post Topics

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There comes a time in every content creator's life when the idea well runs dry. Or at least we think the well has run dry. The pressure of coming up with great blog post topics can jam us up mentally over time. And when we get stuck, we tend to … [Continue reading]

How to Reboot, Rejuvenate, and Reload For the New Year

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As the holidays pass, we each have a fresh, new calendar in front of us. Another 365 chances to grab opportunity by the throat and wring every last bit of potential out of it. That’s exciting to think about, isn’t it? Recently, I wrote that … [Continue reading]

Why the Most Productive Thing You Can Do Right Now Might Be NOTHING

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  I'll bet your life’s pretty crazy right now, isn’t it? I’m right there with you. The end of the year, family coming into town, traveling, the whole holiday thing – it's nuts. For most of us the end of the year is a bustling blur of … [Continue reading]

Why Originality is Less Important Than You Think

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If you’re anything like most aspiring mega-entrepreneurs, you probably spend a lot of time agonizing over content. You have things you want to say and lessons you want to share that you feel can legitimately help other people to live happier, more … [Continue reading]

What You Don’t Know About Pie Might Just Kill Your Business

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I know why you're frustrated with your online business. You sometimes feel that every day your chances of making it erode away bit by bit. You see other people succeeding and every time another one does, you die inside just a little bit. Not … [Continue reading]

It’s Not My Fault I Never Learned to Accept Responsibility

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As Chief Influencer here, I feel entitled to administer the occasional lecture. Some would say my lectures are more like rants. So be it. Have you ever known a person who seems to have bad things happen to them again and again and again? You know … [Continue reading]

Want to Sell More From Your Blog In the Next 5 Minutes? Here’s How.

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You don’t have time to waste when you’re running an online business. You need certain things to make your business run: specific plugins, software, or payment gateways – but many of them are so complex (and so hard to get support from) that it’s … [Continue reading]

The Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself: Why Are You Here?

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Why are you here? I’m not asking why you exist. I mean why are you here online? You spend hours upon hours online reading, writing, researching, archiving, creating, and connecting. At times you feel like there’s so much information pulling … [Continue reading]

The Albert Einstein Guide to Influence

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Have you ever noticed that ridiculously successful people tend to have similar ideas and attitudes about things? Even in the most unrelated of industries, the core beliefs of the super successful seem to find common ground. I’ve always been … [Continue reading]

The Simplest Sales Tactic You’re Probably Overlooking

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Do you know someone who’s a ridiculously effective salesperson? You know who I'm talking about – the one who always seems to have a constant flow of new sales. It kind of irks you, doesn’t it? It's alright. Admit it. Not that you begrudge … [Continue reading]

One Simple Secret of the Insanely Successful

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Are you ready for your secret to success? The obligatory internet simple tip? There’s no making you wait for this one. No magic copywriting formula to tempt you along deeper and deeper into the copy today. No, this one is pretty simple. If … [Continue reading]

How Jeff Goins Took Me Down a Peg – And How It Can Benefit Your Blog

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Have you found your voice yet? If you’ve spent any amount of time online, you’ve no doubt seen the 18-bajillion posts and podcasts telling you that you need to find it. There’s so much finding your voice noise out there that it gets confusing … [Continue reading]