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Goins, Writer: On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

Goins, Writer: On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference
We’ve talked before about why you need to find your tribe — a unique group of fans, friends, and followers. This can be done with a blog, radio show, or speaking platform. But how do you actually do this? How do you create a community that wants to hear what you have to say? If we ask Seth Godin, he would say you need to communicate a message that is personal, relevant, and anticipated. So what does that look like?

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