If you need a virtual sign up sheet for just about any event you can think of, Sign Up Genius has you covered. They have dozens of ready-made forms for businesses, sports teams, clubs, nonprofits, churches/temples and more.
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Are you struggling with how to write something? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a professional writer’s input to make it the best, snappiest copy possible?
My friend Patrick McLean of Good Words, Right Order has launched a great new service called Boom! Headline. It’s like a help desk for copywriting: You send him something you’re working on, and he will send you back a critique and his suggestions. This will help you get unstuck or quite likely find a better way of saying what you’re trying to convey.
As I example, I sent this gem through:
What hath God wrought?
A few minutes later, I got this back:
It’s good, but could be a little archaic, depending on your audience. Here are some suggestions:
- What is this thing the Lord made?
- What is this Work of God?
- Check it out. That God-dude made somethin’ cool!
- Check it out. That God-dude made somethin’ wicked trippy!
- Good Lord, what fresh digital plague have you now sent to scourge the faithless luddites among us?
Cost: For now, it’s pay-what-you-think-it’s-worth. You’ll want to earmark a slush fund to run stuff by Patrick—he’s that good.
BuiltWith was likely built with Web geeks in mind…which is why I love it. Using this site, you can glean a lot of key information about the infrastructure of anyone’s website.
The types of information you can gather using BuiltWith includes:
- Where their site is hosted
- If they are running ads on Google or other networks
- What types of analytics they are using
- Any special widgets or plugins they are using on their site
For web developers and marketers especially, this can give you a lot of clues about a company’s level of sophistication.
You say Po-TA-to, I say Po-TAH-to…so who’s correct?
Turn to Forvo to learn the proper pronunciation of any word—even something crazy like pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism.
Forvo has a lot of neat features for word nerds:
- Listen to pronunciations in 306 languages or by topical categories
- Add words you don’t know how to pronounce
- Keep track of your added and pronounced words
- Create your own favorite pronunciations list
- Download mp3 audio pronunciations