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Zombie Boot Camp

August 28th, 2009 · Random Stuff

You may think that because I wrote posts about Trade Show Zombies and Spamming Zombies, that I have a “thing” for zombies, perhaps even a zombie fetish. Well, I don’t have a zombie fetish, and I don’t believe in zombies either (though I keep a necrosledge in the back of the hallway closet just in case – you can never be too careful when it comes to zombies). The other day I ran across a very funny video, called Zombie Boot Camp. [Read more →]

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According to Chuck Norris

August 16th, 2009 · Random Stuff

I knew who Chuck Norris was when I was growing up, but I was never a fan. He was just one of several “tough guy” karate movie actors at the time. I thought karate movies were kind of silly. When the hero was about to fight the bad guy and got into that classic karate stance, why didn’t the bad guy just shoot him? I’ve never seen a karate chop beat a bullet… [Read more →]

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Trade Show Kinsella

August 10th, 2009 · Trade Show Marketing

A while back I wrote a post asking, “Are You a Trade Show Kinsella?” Of course, to answer this question, you have to know what a trade show kinsella is. Thus, the real question of the post was, “What is a trade show kinsella (and are you one).” Well, here’s the answer you’ve been waiting for… [Read more →]

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Blogging Best Practices

August 5th, 2009 · Blogging

I may be the trade show guru, but I’m not a blogging guru, and I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know a lot about blogging best practices. But if I wanted to know more about blogging best practices, I would certainly read the blog GrowMap. Not only does this most excellent blog cover the best practices for blogging success, but it is also written by a blogger who knows how to comment and has won my “Spam My Blog – Win a Free Link” contest. The contest was to come up with the best “generic spam comment”, though I later changed it to the worst generic spam comment, as I didn’t want to give the dammed spamming zombies any ideas. In my contest, I offered to give a keyword link to the commenter who who came up with the best/worst generic spam comment. [Read more →]

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Carrot Love | Carrot Art

July 17th, 2009 · Random Stuff

carrot love artMy wife and son planted some carrots this year. Three of the carrots decided to grow together and create carrot art. I call the “art sculpture” these three carrots created Carrot Love. I’ve never seen anything like it. Have you? FYI: The picture (you can click to enlarge) has three views of the same three intertwined carrots. I know my carrot art may not be the face of Christ on a burnt piece of toast, and I’m not planning to sell the carrots on eBay and make a fortune (I think the carrots have already been eaten)… but I still think my “carrot artwork” is pretty cool. Kind of like the picture I took of balanced rocks.

Anyway, the carrots grew in a large pot in the backyard. We garden in pots and wine barrels as well as the ground because of our gopher problem. I am currently at war with the gophers. [Read more →]

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Spam My Blog – Win a Free Link

July 8th, 2009 · Blogging

Based on the response (a good number of comments!) to my last post about blogging regularity (and because I sometimes don’t have much to say about trade shows, which is why I already have my random stuff category), I decided to add a new category called blogging (hopefully, I’ll write more posts for it than I have so for my movies category). And the first (well, second) post for my new blogging category is about generic spam comments. I’m guessing that you agree with me and hate comment spam and the spamming zombies that leave them. Because the Trade Show Guru is protected by Bad Behavior and Akismet (and a ruthless moderator – me), I don’t get very much comment spam (and what I do get is deleted with a click of the mouse). But I do see what I think is comment spam on some other blogs that I read, and it bugs me. [Read more →]

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Does Blogging Regularity Matter?

June 30th, 2009 · Blogging, General Marketing

If you want your blog to be successful, do you need to be regular? If your blogging is constipated, should you give it a bit of blogging Metamucil? (sorry for the visual [image removed]). But my basic question is, to be a “successful blogger”, do you need to make a new post on a regular basis? And how regularly? Does “regularity” matter? [Read more →]

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Belated Happy Fathers Day

June 22nd, 2009 · The Joy of Fatherhood

I’m a day late (I’ve been busy being a father), but let me take a moment to say to myself, to my dad, and to all the dads out there… Happy Fathers Day! Let’s all raise a glass to Fathers. Without them, we wouldn’t be here. Hip, hip, hooray for Fathers!

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Are You a Trade Show Kinsella

June 15th, 2009 · Trade Show Marketing

Are you a trade show kinsella? Do you know what a trade show kinsella is? I’ll reveal what a trade show kinsella is in a future post, but for now I’ll provide a hint. A trade show kinsella is a type of trade show exhibitor. If you are a trade show exhibitor that reads and follows the wisdom of the trade show guru, you wouldn’t be a trade show kinsella. Being a trade show kinsella is not a good thing, but there are many of them out there (along with all those trade show zombies). So my question to you is, can you guess what a trade show kinsella is? In the meantime, I read a great little obituary recently that I thought I’d share with you… [Read more →]

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Slumdog Millionaire ROCKS

June 9th, 2009 · Movies

If you’re a regular reader of the Trade Show Guru, you know I’m partial to the word “rocks“. Some might even say I overuse the term, as I have written the posts “Netflix ROCKS” and “Avast AntiVirus ROCKS“, and the post “Balance” using the metaphor of a pile of rocks. Well, in this case, the word is appropriate. The movie Slumdog Millionaire ROCKS! [Read more →]

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