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 @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing You are one of the most honest online voices I know. There is no echo here at all. Original my darlin' you are just an original. Billy

2 years ago on 20 Things To Do Before I Die

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 @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing  @Mark_Harai I believe I do have something to bring. I will do my best and thankyou. Billy

2 years ago on 20 Things To Do Before I Die

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 @Mark_Harai Thanks Mark, You are one of my online standards to follow. So, I've a lot to live up to and emulate. The platform is coming... from an honest and truthful place that I live in. Billy

2 years ago on 20 Things To Do Before I Die

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A list of sorts:

 

Record, via video, my life for my kids.

Using a by the decade format, put together a collage of the things that I did, didn't do and wish I had done.

The places, people and things that I saw, met and engaged in. Read them my poetry. Sing them my songs. Tell them my favorite jokes. Let them see the man their Father became.

 

Got into blue water in a 20ft Flicka sailboat: it has been around the world, is a trusty vessel and much admired by any real blue water sailor. I've harboured this wish for a long time. Maybe in my 60's I will get to do it. Count on it too!

 

Visit France again. Ride the trains and just look at the scenery. Sit still on a street corner all day and watch the people. Travel along the Canal Midi. Major waterway down the middle of the country that gives you a view not often seen.  Visit the museum of the French Foreign Legion. Visit Alpe D'huez and be amazed at that climb for a cyclist.

Speaking only French and blending into a culture I am keenly associated with as an Irish Gaul.

 

Take Amtrack across the country with my wife and let her see the whole shebang from the comfort of a private cabin. All the while just talkin' and resting and reminiscing and thinking as the land rolls bye. Go from Chicago to Portland, down to L.A. tthen back to Chicago. Then down to Louisiana and across to Jacksonville Fla and up to New York.  The home via Cleveland. Takes about a month to do right. That would be sweet.

 

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I have lived in Africa, Europe and North America. so a lot of things are already done. I've been to many countries, sailed upon many waters, and visited and tasted many cultures. These things on this list are my biggies. I do have others, but they are for another day...

 

 

2 years ago on 20 Things To Do Before I Die

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O.K. Jayme.

I'll post it in a little bit.

 

2 years ago on 20 Things To Do Before I Die

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Ah! Now I see you. I hope you fill all the list with 'job done' and then some. Billy

2 years ago on 20 Things To Do Before I Die

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JackB.

I'm about to use an email letter once a week.

Here's my take.

I will post on my blog, content relevant to the newsletter/article. Monday - Thursday then Friday the email.

One theme per week. Examined via the blog from various slants then the email.

It is so obvious to me that email newsletters are not dead weight, but the current amount of them are crap!

As well as that, it's not the size of the list, won't hurt I know, but that quality of the signer upper.

I am experimenting here and will let you know what I find out.

Billy

2 years, 2 months ago on Do We Really Need Another Email Newsletter?

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thanks Gini. As I move into the actual game of building an audience and a profile to speak too, this information gives me a leg up.

2 years, 3 months ago on Five Step Process for Using the Social Web

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Came here after seeing a tweet by Jayme.

Good questions, and I will bookmark them and read them later today.

Billy

2 years, 3 months ago on Five Questions to Ask (and Answer) for Small Business Week

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I got it!

I have a been developing a circle, or wheel. It has six spokes and it takes you down into defining yourself in a simple phrase. My simple phrase is this? "The Small Business Compass a social tool for finding the customers who want the things you sell." 

2 years, 3 months ago on How to Message Map

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Hello Jayme.

This is what I go online for.

the content here is succinct and very full. Wonderful way to express this idea. I am all over this and if you have a point of reference to learn more please do tell!

Billy

2 years, 3 months ago on Content Marketing Requires Message Mapping

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I'm new to social media dating by linking. I guess that's what it is? But Stan you have raised my awareness about a topic that I know little about. 

I'd like to learn more about the whole linking thing. It is time. 

As far as your post here today. This is what I look for when I go online. Not just content, or even intent but well thought out and reasonable substance like this.

Billy

2 years, 3 months ago on 12 Most Unfortunate Reasons Your Blog Doesn’t Get Link Love

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I am very interested in this type of content. Thanks!

I intend to get up and running with a studio by the fall.

I bookmarked your site, followed you and will check back for more.

Billy

2 years, 3 months ago on How To Setup A Home Recording Studio... For Under $1,000

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I laugh, really laugh with you on this one. After about a year and some change online in this social media vortex of sorts I have seen this to be true.

I hear things too...

They also try to get free products from people who make and produce things for mentions and reviews?

They really don't make a dime worth talking about and they are desperate to do so!

I've seen your tweets at some of the places I go to read and learn.

Enjoyed this and the irony is not lost to me.

Billy

2 years, 6 months ago on A day in a life of a social media expert

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Yeah! I really liked this. Went and looked at the Animato right away. Thanks Billy

2 years, 6 months ago on Producing My First Video With Animoto

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Ah! Nowhere to hide. Clearly clueless to the power of the social stream. Obviously driven by the suites who call themselves lawyers, isn't this why we don't like them? Curious about the effect all this will have too. Believe that the ships they build are abominations. If you want to really go to sea go small, leave the casino and disco behind. Get in touch with the water...Billy

2 years, 6 months ago on A Break from Social Media Is Killing Carnival Cruise Lines

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Yes I do like your new house. Sweet. Glad to see you happy on you Birthday, and again best wishes to you. A good uncommon sense approach and result. A house to suit you and it does that and more.

Nice...Billy

2 years, 6 months ago on Eight Key Learnings About A Blog’s Back End

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Isn't this what is supposed to be happening and going to change the way business is conducted?

Thanks for this time line of a problem solved and sorted. I will keep this handy. 'Cos I'm sure it will be needed in the future in some way or other. Billy

2 years, 6 months ago on H&R Block Understands Social Media

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Thanks! I found this via a tweet.

I know it's true, and I am experiencing how hard hard can be.

Still I am achieving my ambition, and I am known for defying anyone and everyone who tells me I can't do it.

So thanks for that little poke

2 years, 7 months ago on How Quitting Early Will Ruin Your Life

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This stuff dances off the page, and I luv' it. Thanks

2 years, 7 months ago on Great Blogs Always Get This Right

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@PushingSocial Appreciate your response.

2 years, 7 months ago on How to Find and Promote Your Blog's Big Idea

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Why didn't I see all of this before? Stanford I signed up and look forward to more... You can count on me applying everything you have said here, and then some. More to come and thanks a lot for all of this great direction. Billy

2 years, 7 months ago on How to Find and Promote Your Blog's Big Idea

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Well, I just read your most recent post and I commented there that I was ready to hear it. I then read the next recommended for you... and it was pointedly true as well. So I am saving both of them and stopping there. I will put them up on the wall and look at them to remind me what I am shooting for and take them to heart. I will end with this. It is scary to really, I mean really be seen. Not that I am afraid to be seen; just that I am aware that once you get up to dance everyone sees everything. Billy

2 years, 7 months ago on 9 Habits of Extraordinary Blogs

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Now this makes sense. I have started a blog last year and sort of banged around looking for my subject and audience. Played more like it and had some fun. But, I wanted to get with it now and upgraded the site, live soon, and now plan on really getting into this. I am ready to hear this information. I am lining up your thoughts on this, and intend to follow you approach. I will get back with you in a few months and tell you what happened.Billy

2 years, 7 months ago on What the Iowa Caucus Can Teach Us About Blogging

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Hello Dino!

It is refreshing to hear your point of view. It seems that a few years ago several individuals got 'puffed' by the establishment with the social scene, grew an income by design or accident; and then forgot that it happened that way. I'm sure they worked hard with this opportunity that came their way, and why not indeed.

But things have changed.

I don't read Mashable, the BBC does a better job than anyone in the world with compressing news across the planet, either in video, audio or text. I don't intend to read Mashable, I don't even understand what the hype about it is!

I find that sites like this can pinpoint the issues, bring an insight that is funny, baudy, refreshing and on target... all the time.

I like to view your videos more than visit this site, because you certainly bring moments of humour and insight that only video can impart.

So thanks for this mashing of Mashable, and yes indeed the spread is horizontal, clustered and tribal and I'm all for that...

Billy

2 years, 7 months ago on The Shallow Outlook on the Future by Mashable’s @petecashmore

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Cannot hear the voices?

2 years, 8 months ago on 243t6

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Turn the TV off, Tell Fox you are annoyed, make angry online, blog about it like you did here.

2 years, 9 months ago on Sometimes The Show Should Not Go On

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All the best, I'll be looking to see how klout reacts to this and such...

2 years, 9 months ago on On Moving On and Jugnoo

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Well said that man. I don't know you. But, I certainly like you. This was a timely statement of the obvious, that well..isn't so obvious. So thanks for that and all the best to you and your business. Billy

3 years ago on Danny Brown Called Me a Dilhole Or How to Find the Secret Sauce

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Thanks Frank. I have been looking at sites using this system. It is different navigating the name stuff and such. But I am considering using it. I will be giving it a try in a day or so, right now as you know I'm up tot my neck in finishing my new product. I will call upon you then if I need some help with the changeover. If you think of anything in particular that I will run into drop me an email please. And of course thanks for the offer to help. @FrankDickinson

3 years ago on Build a Better Blog With LiveFyre

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Hey Frank!

Being a new blogger I went with Disqus. It doesn't give me trouble on my Headway Theme site. However, I have been intrigued by the action and commenting flexibility I am seeing with Livefyre. What does it take to move? Is there a lot of trouble involved? Does it disrupt the site with a lot of messing around and such?

Billy

3 years ago on Build a Better Blog With LiveFyre

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But! You can't pee like a puppy if you want to run with the big dogs? ")

3 years ago on Little Dogs and High Flying Pee

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I've got an eight year old. Laughs hard and so do I at all her jokes. Often repeated many times during the day, to the same heavy laughter. You did good, single malt will wait, kids and promises won't. Billy

3 years ago on The Bull In The China Shop

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I'd no idea until this post about agencies that supplied the PR. But, I did understand the size issues. This makes a lot of sense, and your authority shows through, a lot.

I expect that the smarts you have online that show up as rankings and such, transfer to the offline world you really work in.

Gini this post gave me some really good insights into the pull and push of your world.

Thanks Billy

3 years ago on Boutique PR Agency vs. Large PR Agency: The Pros and Cons

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Hello Bill.

Your not invisible now, and nor shall you ever be again. You never where. The minute you started to blog you became something others either valued or did not value. The length of time you will blog will change you even more, and I look forward to that.

For me the post although very good here is secondary, what is primary is you, the blogger. I would strongly hope that visitors here today will go and read some of the content you have provided for your regular readers to enjoy.

Position, as nice as it may appear, always holds it own problems; but you already have the right position nailed down. You are yourself. That is enough!

Thanks for putting yourself on the radar here and bringing up a topic I often try to answer to myself. At what point do you stop the praise and enter into the intent of the post, commenting upon the content rather than lauding the content provider.

When I first started to comment on blogs I was put off by some of the rah rah! without any substance directed towards the point being made? I've never had to worry about that with you.

All the best and I'll be seeing you in more places, now that you have laid down the invisibility for good.

Billy

3 years ago on The Social Media Pedestal

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Thanks JackB, I'd love to have the chance to sit on the hillsides of Israel with you and talk. My hero is David, not for killing the Giant; but for never usurping the King Saul. He lived a hellish life for a long time, demands upon him from those who where in trouble, discontent, and in debt! He cried, laughed, sang, wrote beautifully, lead a nation, was a warrior, lover, underdog, villian, womanizer, and a whole lot more.

One of the most interesting people in the Bible. Billy

3 years ago on It Is The Relationships...Stupid

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This life, this oh! so sweet thing called life. How it pulls at us when it is gone from those we love. I expect that you will enjoy the flood of memories that will rush in now; and I wish you peace during the hardest part of this loss. Billy

3 years ago on He Died A Hero

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I have access to several passports.

Irish because I was born there.

British because the part of Ireland I was born in is a part of Britain.

European passport because I am gouped with them.

American because I am a naturalized citizen, 30 plus years now.

I have lived on three continents, oceans and seas and I'm not done yet!

At the core I am an Irishman by birth and an American by choice.

However, my natural inclination and soulish attachments are to Ireland, the roots of the matter.

Yet! I feel uprooted and not really American in the sense of being born here American.

I like Bill Dorman, feel like I am a Southener, and love Florida, it's as home as I get in America!

Your Irish rolling stone.Billy

3 years ago on What Makes You, You?

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The word and enough at that!

3 years ago on The Search For Success

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Hello JackB.

The pull of life is stronger than the push of love, the heart breaks before the string of life does. I wish you well in your quest for one more time... Billy

3 years ago on Letting Go

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