Hey there — welcome back to the Copyblogger Weekly!
I’m writing this the night before I fly back home from Denver, Colorado, where we held our live Digital Commerce Summit last week. I had the pleasure of teaching a small workshop on Wednesday and then switching gears to give a conference keynote on Thursday.
Every time we hold a live event, big or small, I’m struck by the sense of community that comes together around Copyblogger and Rainmaker. Whether we were hollering our heads off singing together (just a few feet from the stage) at the CAKE concert or feverishly taking notes at 8:30 in the morning during Brian Clark’s talk on “what comes next” in digital commerce, the Summit brought us together to take the next step.
This week, I had fun listening to our own Brian Gardner and Lauren Mancke talk with Matt Mullenweg — the founder of WordPress — about the evolution of that community. It’s a fascinating conversation — and interesting to hear what Matt thinks about the WordPress community nurturing such a thriving economic ecosystem.
And if you’re interested in some other ways togetherness can play a part in business, you might take a look at my post from Tuesday, where I dig into the Unity principle from Robert Cialdini’s new book.
Heads up: Digital Commerce Academy will be closing to new students
One thing I want to make sure you see is that Digital Commerce Academy (DCA) is going to close to new students on Friday, October 28 so we can put all of our focus into developing some killer new courses for our members.
Don’t worry, DCA will be back … but not until 2017, and with a substantially higher price.
And if you’re having pangs of regret for missing the live event? Your DCA membership will include presentation videos from the Summit and the video from that small workshop I mentioned (I taught that one with Brian Clark — it’s a focused dive into creating online courses).
As I mentioned, the price is going to be quite a bit higher in 2017 to reflect the quantity and quality of the new content we’re adding, but you can get all the great new stuff and today’s pricing if you jump in now. Jerod Morris’s post from Wednesday gives you all the details.
Hope you enjoy this week’s content, and I’ll catch you next week!
— Sonia Simone
Chief Content Officer, Rainmaker Digital
Catch up on this week’s content
by Pamela Wilson
by Sonia Simone
by Jerod Morris
by Sean Jackson
by Brian Gardner and Lauren Mancke
by Jerod Morris & Jon Nastor
by Brian Clark and Jerod Morris
by Sonia Simone
by Kelton Reid
by Brian Clark
Authority Q&A Call with Sonia Simone and Pamela Wilson
Friday, October 21
Join Authority members for the opportunity to get your content marketing and business questions answered by two people with almost 60 years of experience between them! No question is too small, and the more specific the better.
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