A legendary luxury train making its way across Europe.

And MURDER!

A lesson in bringing literary creativity to business blogs. And making them fun to write and more fun to read!





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Written by swssem
4274 days ago

Cute, very cute. Your point is well taken. So much of blogging is written in the "5 best things..." or "Top Ten Ways To...." format (mine included) that it all starts to sound the same. Let's spice things up! I'll consider this a pep talk.



Written by JackieP
4284 days ago

Very cool master Yoni..you challenge us to think outside the box...and that is ALWAY's a good thing.



Written by BenjaminB
4288 days ago

Yoni,while I agree a blog does need to have some flare to it I think it would really come down to the niche you are writing for and what you are trying to convey. I won't claim to be a great writer as I am new to blogging and writing online having had no formal writing experience in my life.

Personally,and I believe many people would agree,when I'm searching for specific business information or news I want to read something that gets to the point and explains it in easy to understand terms without a lot of unrelated information mucking it up.I could care less if I entertain people looking to be entertained,I'm more worried about conveying the message I was aiming to get across so as to not waste like minded people's time.

Even though I think this I still believe that I can come across a little more entertaining in my writing while sticking to what is related and not straying too far which your post reminded me of a little further.



Written by yoni67
4288 days ago

Benjamin,

Point well taken! I am rather skewed in my perspective being that I'm a writer and am looking for people who need a writer.

You are right that there is no substitute for content. That being said, with each businessperson in competition with thousands of other blogs, there has to be something, flare, pizzazz, whatever we may call it to stand out from the crowd.

As far as the title goes, without something snappy, people might not even click. Take the title "10 ways to Succeed With Social Media." There are probably 10,000 other blog posts with the exact same title. Something has to be done to make people interested.

Yoni



Written by m4bmarketing
4288 days ago

Seems you have not lost your creative way with words Yoni. Rivkah did a grand job with her post last week.

Susan



Written by yoni67
4288 days ago

Susan,

I actually saw the movie several days ago, went to sleep and awoke with the idea to write the post. As far as Rivkah, I think she might exceed my ability as a blogger! She's a great writer and has the Business knowledge that I lack.

Yoni



Written by ronika
4288 days ago

That was very enjoyable and inspiring, Yoni.

Now, if only Monsieur Poirot had a son. I imagine Countess Vera Rossakoff would be the mother...



Written by yoni67
4288 days ago

Ronika,

Thanks for your response and glad you enjoyed! Very interesting angle with the Countess being the mother!

Yoni



Written by businessavante
4288 days ago

Very Enjoyable, Yoni!...so, you "Kick ASS & Take Names"!? (I never got the "take names" part of that - does anyone know what that means? I think it's from a movie.)

businessavante



Written by yoni67
4288 days ago

Duncan,

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed. As far as the quote, I just Googled it. No answer. I would probably have guesssed some General like Eisenhower or MacArthur.

At the moment I'm neither kicking ass nor taking names. I'm about to change the bio at the bottom to "Will not be working." I'll probably set late December or Early January as a time to return. I need a break, so "they" say.

In any case, why aren't you posting. You have a perfect record of submit/published. Start putting all of these great ideas you have in blog format!

Yoni



Written by yoni67
4288 days ago

I saw that BizVoter! Come on, I'm serious. It came to me in a Zen-like dream. A moment of peace and tranquility. Pause fo meditation. "Hmmmmmmmmm. Hmmmmmmm.

Yoni



Written by yoni67
4288 days ago

Greetings, salutations and just a very quick note here to my regular readers who stop by here after perusing. Enough votes on this one. If you've enjoyed the article...that's enough. Votes? 20. 30. 40. No difference. Just E-N-J-O-Y...

Yoni



Written by yoni67
4288 days ago

Shep, Heidi and Ofira,

Thanks so much for your enthusiastic reviews! For the forseeable future I will be scaling back blogging to once a week. As always, thanks for your readership and support!

Yoni



Written by yoni67
4288 days ago

Gloria,

Thanks so much! Any time you are able to "pop in for a visit" I will consider myself honored by your presence!

FYI: On the right side of the blog there is an archive of older articles. The one in question is right under this one.

With kindest regards,

Yonatan



Written by cancer survivor
4288 days ago

Thank you Yonatan for responding to me on your previous post which now I can't find? It was a joy to read your words about challenges and just as much with your train journey. I will make every effort to stop by for a read from time to time, but with my schedule I can't promise.

Gloria S.



Written by shepherd
4289 days ago

Yoni, you made my day with this one! You are damn right about creativity. Enough boredom already. Rock on baby!

Shep



Written by lovedthisarticle!
4289 days ago

Adored it!

Welcome back!

Heidi K.



Written by ofirafromjobshuk
4289 days ago

A smashing return Yoni!

Ofira and the JS crew



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