Category Archives: Buzz This

BrandingBlog Radio: Shortcut Blogging Announcement

This podcast is an announcement. The multi-talented Paul Boomer and I are starting a business. It’s a podcast/blogging business designed to help people who simply don’t have the time or energy to blog.

You can click on the image above to go check it out. You can listen to us talk about blogging. (You can skip ahead to about 23 minutes in to hear about the business.)

Here it is in a nutshell:

  • We’ll create a 10-minute podcast for you each week, transcribe it, and post it to your blog.
  • The recording will be done by a professional radio announcer interviewing you on the topics of your choice.
  • The transcription will include some light editing to make it read smoothly.
  • Our editors will post the entire enchilada to your site for you, paying attention to headlines, keywords and linking.
  • Your only responsibility is to show up once a month on Skype and be interviewed (and pay the bill).
  • Cost: $597/month…no long-term contracts.

At the end of a year, you’ll have enough written words to turn into a book, a seminar, etc.

We are taking email addresses of people who desire to know more. That’s the only way to sign up for right now. Just go to our little web site and pop your email into the little box. We’ll do the rest.

Shortcut Blogging: Easy Blogging for Busy People

BrandingBlog Radio: Anna Cummins and The Evil Wiener

I had a blast recording this week’s episode. The Evil Wiener is a mobile food truck business in Austin, started by Anna and Jeff Cummins and their partner Roger Zapata. Jeff and Roger have impressive professional foodie credentials. The idea for The Evil Wiener was hatched (as you probably guessed) over a few beers one evening. Anna had no choice but to sign on as den-mother and Chief Marketing Officer.

The double entendres flow freely in this interview and also through the menu and the cult following that the Wiener has developed in just a few short months of operation.

They’ve already been featured in a segment on The Food Network’s Eat Street and they are winning new accolades and followers every day.

We talked mainly about how they built the business from conception to launch. I hope you enjoy it and that you get a chuckle out of the humor.

“I can’t wait to come to Austin and get my hands on a Naked Cowgirl.”
-Dave Young

Follow the Wiener…

The Evil Wiener on Facebook

The Evil Wiener on Twitter


Weekend Video Assignment: Think about what YOU can control!

After watching this video, you can start to understand the forces that can cause the stock markets to plunge to a depth that wipes out all of your earnings for the year. The simple fact is that you are not in control of money that you might have invested in the markets. We’ve turned it over to the machines.

I don’t mean to upset you for the weekend, but you might want to consider safer ways to hang on to your cashola.