5 Blogging Lessons from Seth Godin’s Head

The other day, I received this very flattering email from a woman just starting her breast cancer adventure:

“I’ve considered various ways to share my journey and would like some support getting a blog site started. Do you have any tips?”

Why, yes!  Yes, I do!  Write from the heart, and then step inside Seth Godin’s head.

Seth Godin is a marketing genius.  He has shared his genius in 18 wildly success books on the subject.

He also shares his genius freely on his blog, which you can find by clicking on the image of his head when you visit his website.

In fact, you do not need to read any of his books to learn everything you need to know about marketing.  Just click on his head and read his blog!

Blogging Lessons from Seth Godin

In true Seth Godin fashion:

  1. Pictures are over-rated.  Seth rarely uses images in his posts.
  2. Short and sweet is neat.  Often, his posts include just one sentence.
  3. Promote your own stuff.  The sidebar of Seth’s blog has images of his books.
  4. Make it easy for your readers to share your posts.  Seth has share bar under each post.
  5. Offer free email updates.  Seth uses an RSS feed to deliver his content straight to his readers email.

Ready to share your journey with the world?  Seth Godin’s list of 56 ways to get traffic for your blog will help you pave the path.

Cancer Healing Affirmations

Shortly after diagnosed with Her2+ ER+ metastatic breast cancer, I received a package in the mail from an unknown source. Enclosed was the book, Heal Your Body, by Louise Hay.  The small book, just 85 pages, includes a 62-page chart of ailments along with emotional causes plus unique healing affirmations for each ailment.

I flipped to “cancer” and found the purported emotional cause:

“Deep hurt.  Longstanding resentment.  Deep secret or grief eating away at self.  Carrying hatreds.  ‘What’s the use?'” – Louise Hay, Heal Your Body, p. 22

Yeah, no.  I’m a very happy go lucky kind of gal.

“This shit is bunk,” – I thought, and put the book up on a shelf.

It’s been a couple of years since I received the anonymous package in the mail.  I’m currently in remission and plan to stay that way.

Maybe She’s On To Something

Timing is often the most important factor in determining an outcome.

Curious, after watching a few videos the other day featuring Louise Hay during the Hay House World Summit, I picked up the book again to read the cancer healing affirmations:

“I lovingly forgive and release all of the past. I choose to fill my world with joy. I love and approve of myself.” – Louise Hay, Heal Your Body, p. 22

This time not so bunk.  There might be something here.  Much for me to ponder privately.

I believe in the power of affirmations, so I’m going to give these a try for a while.  I even made a pretty graphic that you are free to share, pin and tweet as long as you give credit:


Cancer Healing Affirmations by Louise Hay

More Cancer Healing Affirmations

Here are a few more places to find healing affirmations:

“I AM free to be me and express myself openly.” – from 50 Affirmations for Breast Cancer by Nic over at My Fabulous Boobies

“No matter what symptoms I manifest, I am increasing my health.” – from Healing Affirmations – Daily Positive Affirmations To Help Heal Your Body at Sagewood Wellness.

“I am vibrantly healthy and happy to be alive.” – from Creating Positive Affirmations That Work by breast cancer coach, Marnie Clark.

All is well!