C.C. writes about the world around him with a unique perspective as a thought leader, influencer and entrepreneur.
Last year I keynoted TBEX which is the largest gathering of travel writers in the world. I spoke about the advantages the travel and hospitality industry have when it comes to content marketing. You can watch the entire keynote online.
So, when DigitalCoCo TV asked if I’d come on their show to discuss the topic on their show I instantly said yes.Pin It
My grandfather was a lover of photography and passed that love on to me at an early age.
This past weekend while visiting my parents for Easter I began going through an old box of some of his cameras and returned home with them.
It was fun looking at them one by one and wondering what photos they had taken. Of course, I giggled a bit as I took and shared photos of them with my iPhone.
My grandfather would have loved to see how photography has evolved.
I have a bit of an obsession with notebooks.
While I love all the technology in my life, there will always be a place for writing down thoughts, doodles and plans in a paper notebook.Pin It
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How does a weekend in Grapevine, Texas with almost one thousand success driven women sound to you?
To me, it sounded like a near perfect way to spend this past weekend so that is exactly what I did when I jumped on a plane for BlissDom 2013.Pin It
A friend recently looked me in the eyes and rather firmly reminded me, “You can’t save the world if you starve yourself.”
She knew everything I’ve been working on has been helping and inspiring others, but she also knew that it wasn’t bringing in much money and that I had to never lose sight of taking care of myself.
It may have been a single sentence over a drink in a Las Vegas casino, but it has stuck with me ever since.Pin It
As a writer, people ask me all the time for advice on writing books.Pin It
Saturday afternoon I saw a statement online from a friend mentioning that since they worked for themselves they didn’t get weekends.
Statements like that make me sad because no matter what kind of work you do, taking the time to rest and enjoy life is critical.Pin It
People ask me all the time why the focus about global health, extreme poverty and other issues.
The shift is happening if we like it or not.
The web is becoming wearable. Consumption of content is evolving. Vevo is the new MTV and we willingly click on links to watch advertisements on YouTube.
Yesterday, as we recorded the latest episode of Media Hacks, we were discussing all of these things. Later on Facetime, Clarence Smith Jr. and I brainstormed around a site refresh, RSS and the way the web use to be. Then the announcement came that Google Reader was being killed off.
The wave we’ve been on is starting to roll over and a new one is forming.Pin It
Fresh back from a long weekend in Austin, TX I know that my inbox and voice mail will be filled with the question of “Was SXSW worth it for you?”
The answer is yes.
It is worth the money, time and energy I spent to be part of it and I plan on buying a ticket for next year as soon as they go on sale.Pin It
Every creative has felt the tug from her.
That scratch inside your brain that won’t let go. It calls out to be let loose and play.
You tell her to go away. Come back when you need her to help you push through the words and images, but not now. Now isn’t the right time.
Since the dawn of time we’ve tried to push her back. To only wish for her to arrive when summoned.
The Muse doesn’t work that way.Pin It
I get hired to create a variety of content, but for me the best part is all the exciting people I get to meet along the way.Pin It
The first week of a new month.
Simply another series of days on the calendar of our lives.
How are you going to use them to your advantage? What will you do to fill the hours of the day so that as you lay your head down at the end you feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction?Pin It
Travel and exploring the world is in my DNA. That sense of wanderlust is always buzzing just below the surface and when it begins percolating I crave adventure.
Yesterday, it kicked into high gear and for now I’ll have to settle for the magical circus that will be SXSW next weekend.
This morning I decided to go through some of my travel memories by looking at my hotel notepads.Pin It