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10 Great Ideas Coming Right Up

It’s time for my annual summer vacation. This year, as a token of my appreciation + relationship reconnection after writing a book, moving to Indiana, and then embarking on a six month book tour, I am taking my wife to Vahine Island, a 23-acre motu in Tahaa, French Polynesia.

Photo Gallery Vahine Island 10 Great Ideas Coming Right UpThere are only 9 rooms on the entire island, and essentially nothing to do other than be mesmerized by your surroundings. There is allegedly Wi-Fi, however, so I’ll try to upload a couple of photos and videos. (if you catch me doing more than that, you have my permission to digitally slap me back into vacation mode)

Before and after our island adventure, we’ll be back in Arizona and California, catching up with friends and family, so I’ll be half-working some of that time. Consequently, I’m taking three weeks off from Convince & Convert blogging.

But you won’t even miss me a little bit, as I have an amazing array of guest posts lined up that will make you laugh, ponder, argue and holler. Here’s the upcoming cast of characters, and the knowledge they’ll be dropping around here:

June 15
5 Ways to Deliver B2B Marketing Content That SellsCarmen Hill from Babcock & Jenkins

June 16
4 Keys to Turning Negative Commenters Into Brand AdvocatesChris Book from ChatterPlug

June 17
100% of Marketing Stats are Made of NumbersJeff Rohrs from ExactTarget

June 20
6 Ways to Show You Give a Damn in a Job InterviewElizabeth Sosnow from BlissPR

June 22
Google, Social Media, and the Wisdom of EnigmasDaniel Lemin from Social Studio

June 23
Measuring Facebook Fan Engagement Beyond the LikeMatt Simpson from Bulbstorm

June 24
Secrets of Social Media You Learned in High SchoolBill Murtha from Roberts Communications

June 27
What You Should be Saying with Your Email (+ infographic)Chris Sietsema from Teach to Fish Digital

June 29
When a Picture is Truly Worth 1,000 WordsAaron Strout from Citizen Marketer 2.1

June 30
The Fallacy of Round-the-Clock Social MediaChris Hall from Off Madison Ave

It’s going to be quite a run. Last year, a few of the guest posts ended up in my Top 25 most popular posts of the year, proving that I’m pretty superfluous to this operation. Please support these great guests with your tweets, shares, comments and the like. They’ll appreciate it. Me too.

Thanks as always for your support. I’ll drink something with coconut in it in your honor.



  • al.pittampalli

    Looks like a great lineup of guest posts. Enjoy the vaca.

  • ann ehnert

    The trip looks amazing! Have a great time – I look forward to reading the guest bloggers!


  • roger_webpro360

    Great line up, can’t wait. Nice trip, by the way! ; )

  • roger_webpro360

    Can you even get Tequila there? Enjoy.

  • rosemaryoneill

    Have a wonderful, well-deserved vacation! And thanks for leaving us in good hands :)


    Have a great and well deserved vacation Jay!

    Can’t wait to read what looks like to be great articles.

  • MissionEngage

    Looks beautiful there! Am sure you will both enjoy your vacation. Have a good one!

  • dariasteigman

    Bon voyage! Have a wonderful (and very relaxing) vacation.

  • ElizabethSkeens

    Have a great time, Jay! Judging from that photo, I don’t see how you couldn’t. Nice line-up too!

  • nrobins1

    Two Keywords for you. “Lotion” and “Snorkeling”. Vacation well deserved! Looking forward to the guest posts.

  • RyanCritchett

    Awesome man! Thanks for telling us. Hope you enjoy the crap out of your vacay.


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