Trend Hunter’s Going Like Sixty reached a huge milestone today—he reached 2,500 published articles! This makes him the second Trend Hunter to receive Trend Hunter’s Superstar status.
His 2,500th trend is listed below...
In our Hall of Fame, GLS ranks second, making him the Trend Hunter with the most articles published aside from TH staff.
So what’s his secret to finding all these trends?
RSS feeds. I use Google Feed Reader which allows feeds to be sorted into folders. I can filter the feeds into different folders and prioritize how and when I read the feeds. I use the keyboard shortcut to buzz through the feeds very quickly. Because of this, I hate truncated RSS feeds. I still have a few in my reader, but only because they have proved themselves to be valuable resources.
I subscribe to a handful email blasts from good sources.
What is your favorite trend?
Luxury. Cars, yachts, architecture, real or conceptual.
What’s the best tips for writing a juicy post?
Keywords. Sometimes it’s awkward to get a keyword in the post as often as Google likes, but keywords can grab monumental traffic if used properly. Jeremy and Bianca taught me that the right keyword used throughout a post is worth the effort.
Otherwise, I just go with whatever impressions I have first. I think if I analyzed my posts, I probably have three forms, Conversational: write like you are telling someone what you just found. Factual: straight up about the trend and its impact. Off-the-wall wacky: sometimes you just get feeling goofy and it’s fun to write a post that reflects your feelings at the time.
How do you reset to be creative?
I write more. I have five blogs and I love to comment on other blogs and participate on the Trend Hunter Wall.
I read more. Looking at other writing styles is a good kick start.
As a last resort, I eat M & M’s in their intended order: Red, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green and Blue.
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Going Like Sixty Reaches 2,500 Trends!
- By: BiancaMar 3, 2009