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Conor Bond

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Conor Bond writes words about stuff on the WordStream blog. He likes to drink coffee, play basketball, and pretend he doesn't care about his inadequate facial hair.

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March 2nd, 2020

We all need some creative inspiration now and then—and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. When Julian Casablancas, legendary frontman of the Strokes, was asked about the similarities between the band’s hit single “Last Nite” and Tom Petty’s “American Girl,” he issued a terse response: “Yeah, we ripped it off. Where have you been?”

Although this laissez-faire attitude towards plagiarism is...

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December 16th, 2019

Christmas is just days away, my friends. The time for exchanging presents, catching up with loved ones, and marinating ham in eggnog is almost upon us. Needless to say, the temptation to turn on the Hallmark channel and zone out for hours on end is approaching its peak level.

Alas, there’s still work to be done. Unless you sell something that appeals to extraordinarily punctual people,...

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December 9th, 2019

2019 was a year of memorable events. A not-so-gratifying ending to HBO’s Game of Thrones inspired dozens of memes and weeks of animated office chatter. 17-year-old Billie Eilish attracted the biggest crowd ever in the 65-year history of the renowned Reading Festival. The day before Halloween, the Washington Nationals pulled off an incredible Game 7 comeback to secure the...

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October 25th, 2019

Believe it or not, my work experience prior to blogging for WordStream didn’t include running a publicly traded company that holds a number of subsidiary brands across the globe. (There was a time when Johnson & Johnson wanted me to take the reins, but I was more interested in caffeinating the good people of Hadley, Ma., with halfway-decent cappuccinos.)

As such, I don’t have first-...