Spend More Time Creating – Depth of Knowledge for July 2014

Depth of Knowledge Newsletter
Volume 2.6
July of 2014

Hey Friend of Jeffalytics!

If you spend 5 hours creating something every week for the next month, you will have created something impressive by the end of August. Do this for the rest of the year and you may have uncovered the biggest opportunity of your lifetime.

While that sounds like a tall order, you would be surprised on what you can get done with a concentrated effort to create something of value. So much of our time is wasted consuming, and not enough time is spent creating.

Want to start a well-read blog? How about a respected email newsletter? Have a startup idea that you’ve neglected? Dedicate just 5 hours a week to creating and you will go far!

Analytics Tool Watch

Here are some analytics tools that I have come across since we last spoke. Some of these are startups, while others have been around for years. By linking in this newsletter I am not personally endorsing these tools.

  • Shufflepoint (shufflepoint.com) – Automate your reporting to Excel, Powerpoint and more.
  • Domo (domo.com) – All of your business data in one place with pretty reports.
  • Snowplow Analytics (snowplowanalytics.com/) – Open source web analytics tool with a strong blog.

More Cool Tools and Startups

All Analytics and no play makes Jeff a dull boy. Here are some interesting business startups and tools that I have recently come across that I thought you might enjoy.

  • WP Sniffer (wpsniffer.com) – What are the most popular WordPress themes?.
  • Murally (mural.ly) – Organize your ideas. The first of many awesome tools I came across in a recent article from Mike King (aka iPullRank).
  • Storyboard That (storyboardthat.com) – Online tool for creating storyboards.
  • Gliffy (gliffy.com) – Diagramming tool that works directly in your browser.

Thought Provoking Articles and Guides

There are so many articles in this months newsletter that it might be hard to read them all. Sorry that I’m not sorry for providing you with such awesome resources ;).

Popular articles by Jeffalytics

I wrote articles this month! We started off with tips forsegmenting in Google Analytics using the new demographics reports at Online Behavior. Later in the month I published 22 Reasons Why Your Website Suckson Jeffalytics. If you have ever been frustrated by the development of a website, this is a must-read article!

My monthly advice column was about how we should be using at least a portion of our time for creating. It doesn’t matter what we create, just spend some time each week creating something. Over time you will have many wins, even if people tell you that you have too much time on your hands, don’t listen. Create!