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1 month, 1 week ago on Clayman Has Some Big News To Share With You
2 months ago on Are “Online Friendships” Real?
@margieclayman @Faryna Totally agree with you Margie!
2 months, 1 week ago on Companies are still asking the wrong questions about social media
This meditation is helpful, Margie.
Initially, the best social media efforts tend to be led by an energetic and enthusiastic social media strategist - an online taste-maker with advanced design, social, community and communication skills. As the social media effort matures, this rock star will lead, mentor, identify and tap others who can powerfully enrich the effort, impact and return on investment. All of which requires serious investment, precious resources, bold and prudent decision and mission-critical commitment. None of which is easy to muster in companies with deep dysfunctions, lack of ambition, or, worse, relatively shallow troughs.
4 months, 1 week ago on Death Doesn’t Steal Our Memories
I'm glad for you. That you're going to spend time with the family. Enjoy that my friend.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Homeward Bound- A Post You Just Won’t Read
Since this is also about social, online, etc., let's go through the usual questions that I go through with clients:
1. Does the customer urgently need it? Why? Can they get it elsewhere?
Are there bodies of water nearby?
2. Is it visible and/or audible? Is it's utility visible and obvious?
Does it sparkle? Does it bubble, froth and ring?
3. Is it user-friendly? Usable? Easy to use? Is there added value?
How deep is the water? How fresh? Is a feeder nearby?
4. Is it safe to use?
Are there dogs, cats or other predators that move within 100 yards of the birdbath?
5. What is the result you want and how much are you willing to invest in that objective?
Do you want to see birds? Do you just want birds to be happy? What about butterflies?
I'm getting wonderful, magical results from my new gardens. Birds, bees, butterflies, fireflies, lady bugs, bats, etc. But the fruit can only be good as the works.
Of course, I've spent about $4000 so far and I put in a minimum of two hours/day in the yard - 7 days/week for going on three months now. And there was a hundred hours of reading, talking to master gardeners, etc.
Ken, I wish you success in all your good endeavors
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Of Bird Baths and Social Media: It’s Not the Tools
@Nisha360 You are a constant inspiration for me, Nisha.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Most Potatoey Portraits of Social Media Goodness
@AlaskaChickBlog Big hug to you, Amber Lee!
@BelindaSummers Thanks for saying so, B. Anyone can bring something amazing to the table. It's what makes the internets and social.
@wonderoftech You rock the potato, Carolyn!
@RachelintheOC I see a potato portrait in your future, Rachel. [grin] Maybe with horns?
@PaulBiedermann One of the very best and awesome things about social is the opportunity to curate people - as opposed to content. And you, Paul, are a force of potatoey goodness, indeed.
@Mark_Harai Good to see you here, Mark. And if you still need help with the new website, let me know.
@BruceSallan Can there be social without Bruce?! [grin]
@Harleena Singh Have a great weekend Harleena. And keep on writing those posts that make me think!
Betsy did a wonderful job! And I think she had a lot of fun too.
If you can do more good doing something else (occasionally or frequently), don't let social media distract you.
On the other hand, too many of us spend more time than we should (or need to) spend on the internets. If you find yourself in that situation where you can't go a four hours without checking your "inbox" (email or otherwise), that's a personal problem. Been there and done that - more often than I want to admit.
7 months, 1 week ago on Once in a Lifetime
Your questions about what connection remind me now of Michael Robert's poem, Ultramarine - in which Solomon searches, foolishly and heroically, for the 'perfect blue.' Perhaps, Nietzsche would say, "it's all too human." But not in fist-banging-on-table, contemptuous defiance of our humanity!
Looking for the perfect blue,
water to swim in, not through,
to fill his sea, his massive bowl
of hand-thick bronze which should hold
more than light (its dozen
compass-pointing bearer oxen
braced in constant expectation),
Solomon scoured every nation
for a colour that was right.
Now and then he would catch sight
of utter blue as he bent down
in some remote spice-scented town
to wash a day's heat from his face,
but when he moved the dish - no trace.
If water needed Autumn's slant,
the market traders' day-long chant,
a smell of orange, sandalwood
elusive as the blue in blood,
then he would reproduce it all -
and this was wisdom. Some would call
it waste, a bad example;
some will never build a temple.
- Michael Symmons Robert
7 months, 2 weeks ago on I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Signed Off
None of us have all the good answers - not even a good number of tentative good answers. Some don't have even a few tentative, good answers. But we're all searching - more or less - for something that works for us. Our methodologies, however, vary widely. For all the right and wrong reasons.
We all need teachers, mothers and paths. And we will choose them according to where we are. Sometimes where we are is a bad place and we will make the worst choices: follow false teachers, embrace savage mothers and walk dark and broken paths.
I feel great sympathy for those captured in the cunning nets of vampires and sorcerers.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Needing the Illusion of Grandeur to Be Real