Jason Falls thinks a lot. And shares. Sometimes it's useful even.
You know what would be awesome? When bloggers stop announcing things like they're celebrities or something. These are the same people who bitch that companies shouldn't "announce" innocuous crap and send it out as press releases. Why are they doing the same thing on their blogs?
We are not celebrities.
(And yes, I've been guilty of it before. But I'm more enlightened now. No one gives a crap about me or my career anymore than they do yours or Danny's or anyone else's. If someone asks, fine. But announcing anything like that is 100% navel-gazing bullshit.)
3 months, 1 week ago on Is the age of the independent PR blogger over?
@Ari Herzog Because the money and time spent is like 1/1,000,000,000,000th of their life and could, ostensibly, save them a world of trouble.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Reserve Domain Names For Children | Social Media Club
Well, let me add some gravity to the numbers a bit. The Social Habit (which I'm involved with and which is publishing it's newest round of research next month) surveys 3,000 Americans 12 and up. Better sample size and one weighed to be a representative sample. I'm showing 28.2 percent of women surveyed have a profile and 78% of those have used it in the last week. So there may be some validity there. The numbers are matching up. Granted, there are all sorts of factors to check, etc., but we're quite confident in our methodology and approach. More to come. (socialhabit.com for those interested).
1 year, 10 months ago on 1 in 5 women using Pinterest? I don’t think so.
This could be the most thoroughly well thought review of this book I've seen. While I think your concerns about our stance on ROI are overstated a bit (it's okay to pay for something like customer service knowing the goal of customer service is not primarily new sales) and we fully support integrated strategies that include traditional media but do make some points for the sake of discussion, your concerns and thoughts here are spot on and well stated. Thank you for the thoughtfulness. We've generally been told our book helps people see social media for what it can be for a business - practical, useful and meaningful. And without a bunch of hype and fuzziness. But it wouldn't be a good effort if someone didn't push back a bit on our ideas. Thank you!
2 years, 3 months ago on Book Review: No BS Social Media
Ironically sitting with Erik Deckers as we watched the video. Ironic because I haven't seen in a long time and here we have an awesome review of the book. Appreciate the kind words, Jeff. You rock. And yes, you were the first person to notice and probably even see the book on Amazon. Funny how that turned out.
2 years, 5 months ago on A no bullshit approach to social media
Best decision you probably could have made, bro. I'm proud of ya for backing off a bit. The next book will be there when it's ready, bro. Sad for the loss, but glad you're going to be present and accounted for with the people that matter most more. Good on ya, buddy.
2 years, 6 months ago on Why I’m Not Writing a Book This Year
Big thanks, Mattias. Really appreciate your review and taking the time to pass it on to your readers. Glad we could be of service with this one. You rock, bro.
2 years, 7 months ago on Book Review Of No Bullshit Social Media
Just to clarify, you don't do shots of bourbon. You sip, roll and taste it. Shooting it means it tastes so bad you can't stand to have it in your mouth. You shoot Jack Daniels. You sip bourbon. And yes, I was providing a free tasting to anyone who wanted to try bacon-infused bourbon at BlogWorld. The bacon taste sneaks up on you. It's kind of an aftertaste thing. Which means you're left with a lingering feeling of having just had bacon. That is my gift to the world. Heh.
2 years, 8 months ago on The Baconator on Social Media
You have way too much time on your hands, but thanks for the fun read! Heh.
2 years, 9 months ago on Reading the Twee Leaves: science or just stats?
High honor, sir. Thank you for the feedback and for sharing the love. Greatly appreciate it. Can't wait to hear your audience's feedback, too! (PS - I don't need the signed copy. Heh.)
2 years, 10 months ago on Cut Through the BS on Social Media (Book Review)
Thanks for writing this, my man. Beautifully done. Scheduling mutual trips to each other's homes soon.
2 years, 11 months ago on Social Media, Pretend Friends, and the Lie of False Intimacy
3 years ago on A Frequent Flyer’s Rant (Get Out Of My Way!)
Oh, p'shaw! Thanks, Nate. Honored you'd mention lil' ole' me.
3 years ago on Seven Great Questions on Blogging
You're a stud, bro. I'm glad your uber busy travel is done. I'm glad the book has been such a success for you and @AmberCadabra. I hope it continues to sell like wildfire. And for whatever meagre part I played in helping, I'd do it 1,000 more times my man. Very proud of you and Amber. And glad you're both my pals.
3 years, 1 month ago on Whew! A NOW Revolution Thank You
You forgot my personal favorite ... with apologies ... @nancyfalls
3 years, 7 months ago on 20 of the all-time best Twitter bios
Not to be contrarian here, but allow me to throw out a bit of a different perspective. The "heat" your talking about is coming from the barbecue grill which is outside in 30 degree (F) weather. The only people giving off that kind of heat are those dumb enough to stand outside in the cold (the echo chamber). The rest of the world is in the house where it's warm and sensible. Stop paying attention to the whiny bitches of the interwebs and focus on real people, mainstream, large customer bases. It makes life much more productive and less stressful. Two cents from a dumb guy.
3 years, 8 months ago on Don't Be a Blogger If You Can't Stand the Heat