It’s JobMob’s 7th Birthday!

7 years and counting. It's been a strange year. A few people have even asked whether I've lost interest in blogging, or they've just come out and said that I seem to be putting in less effort than usual. The latter is actually true. I did put in less effort this past year than usual. And you can tell: * JobMob readership continues to grow, albeit more slowly than in recent times, while traffic has dropped significantly both from search engines and social media. * People are still sharing JobMob articles at a high rate but we're all suffering more than ever from info-overwhelm, leading fewer people to click through and visit even if they do go on to reshare the link that was first shared with them. But this isn't because I've lost interest, mind you, not even close. Rather, it was because I've been focused on creating an Internet startup company. (Surprised? Tell me in the comments) You'll hear more about that soon enough, but in the meantime, change is coming and you can expect me to remove all doubts anyone's having about my ongoing commitment to you and JobMob. Next year, I'm going to look back on the best year yet and hopefully you will too. Count on it. And it's already begun...

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Happy 6th Birthday to JobMob

Another big year. Read all the way through, you don't want to miss the special announcement... I honestly never thought it would last this long. When JobMob launched on March 21st, 2007, I never thought it would last this long. Back then, I wanted to learn about blogging while I was looking for a job, so it wasn't hard to think of blogging about my job search. I suppose the idea would have been to stop once I found a job, or when I didn't feel there was more to learn - or like most people who start blogging - when I'd simply had enough and couldn't find the time or effort to blog anymore. But that won't be happening anytime soon. There are still millions of people who are unnecessarily suffering through job searches, and millions more who aren't getting all (or even most) of the benefits of personal branding, so my work is cut out for me. And I'm still having too much fun to stop.

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JobMob’s 5th Birthday Is Today!

Hard to believe it's already been 5 years. It was a good year Highlights: The 5th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest The best edition yet was full with 25 guest authors, 68% of whom won at least one prize for their articles, which were shared over 6000 times as over 250,000 people visited JobMob during the contest. Amazing. And there's a 6th edition this summer to look forward to. Quoted in the Media JobMob and/or I were mentioned or quoted on Lifehacker, Mashable, The Guardian, MSN.com, US News & World Report, Psychology Today and more. JobMob Accepted to the Stumblethru Program StumbleUpon's Stumblethru is limited to a select group of websites that are particularly popular on the Web and specifically on StumbleUpon itself such as Wired.com, TechCrunch, Billboard and more. By clicking the Stumblethru button appearing in the JobMob sidebar, you can visit the most popular JobMob articles courtesy of StumbleUpon.

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