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"People don’t have to remember what you say. They can find it."  How you ever avoided all caps with that sentence - I don't know.  But it should be shouted from the virtual rooftops.

2 years, 3 months ago on Chopping Off Your Own Head

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Oh - I think you have a thing and I'd call it heart.   Your common denominator is that you come at every topic or issue with that enormous heart of yours.  Don't change that.

2 years, 5 months ago on I don't have a "thing"

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 @margieclayman To answer your question, as Omar would say, "Oh indeed!"  :-)

2 years, 6 months ago on Avoid the temptation to write something popular

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Well it all depends on the audience for whom the blog post is intended.  I'm writing for my customers and prospects who are anything but marketing, let alone social media, experts.  So when I write about Content or Google+ or any topic, for that matter - I'm thinking of my customers and prospective customers and writing for their benefit.  It wouldn't surprise me that other marketing professionals would find my blog posts repetitive or simplistic.  

2 years, 6 months ago on Avoid the temptation to write something popular

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Years ago, watching the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the broadcast was showing footage of past championship teams and my cousin made the comment that if you were in a position to be on TV you did yourself a favor by dressing conservatively (in this case eschewing the gaudy sports jackets).  But I wonder if that comment doesn't as easily apply to "sexy" attire.  When trends get hot, off the rack options reflect those trends and clothing choices are limited.  I recall a mother lamenting a few years back that it was hard to find clothes for her young daughter.  She felt most of the choices were "trashy."  My preference is for more conservative style in business.  As a result when I find something I like, I think about buying multiple colors in order to stock up in case trends go in a different direction in the coming years.  When hip-hugger pants were popular - I was so glad that I had stocked up on pants that hit me at a more comfortable level.  I know that I am comfortable in my choice.  I suspect there may be instances where I'm unfairly judged by that - but one of the benefits of getting older is that you become more comfortable in your own skin.  The best thing you can do is be confident - confident that the people that matter will notice what matters.

 

 

2 years, 6 months ago on #womenwednesday Maybe I'll just go naked

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Big Texas hug right back at you Margie!

2 years, 7 months ago on The Blogger Hugs Back

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Margie,

You are a celebrity to me :-) You celebrate and represent all that is good about this medium. I know that others behave badly in a calculated way - but I do see through that (and I think others do too) - I might see the attempt, but I don't promote it. I RT and Like the stuff that builds up the community.

The haters will not be thwarted. It's up to us "little people" to make sure that the right (other) voices are being heard. And while I may not have 40K to share with - I do have 4K+ to share with and I have faith in my 4K.

Hey - you wanted Gerard Butler to read you the phonebook - better yet have him talk about what 300 can do ;-)

Fight the good fight - as you have been so brilliantly - and don't be brought down by those who would kneecap others.

2 years, 8 months ago on Sorry, but I’m not taking sides

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Kurt Warner should be on the list. Happy to see Favre wasn't on the list.

2 years, 9 months ago on 12 Most Qualitatively Awesome Quarterbacks of All Time!

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Done!

2 years, 11 months ago on A Blogging Hiatus Till We Get This Done

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Because cliches and cartoons can explain so much about life... ;-)

Cliche: We can't control other people, we can only control our reaction to them.

Cartoon: The angel on one shoulder, the devil on the other.

I was recently at a Board Meeting where one board member proceeded to dump on every other participant including me. Utilizing interruption, condescension, a loud voice and other blood pressure boosts - he went after everyone at the table. The cherry on the cake was then lecturing another member that honey attracted more positive results than vinegar.

The angel on my shoulder urged calm. The devil on my shoulder urged me to put him in his place. In this instance the angel won. But I headed home wound tight and replaying all the stinging things I could have said.

The devil bludgeoned me with his pitchfork for several days for not speaking up. But as the days went by and the emotion melted away, I was glad that I had refrained.

What appears in our cross hairs is the antagonist. What doesn't appear (at least to me) is everyone else looking on.

It's those looking on that matter more to me. And I am forever and always thankful to the angel on my shoulder reminding me of them.

2 years, 11 months ago on Being Kind Doesn’t Make Me Stupid

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