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@ktschoenberg Amazing. Really. Those last dollars are memorable aren't they?
My latest conversation: 8 Simple Insights Early Founders Forget When Pitching
3 days, 4 hours ago on Are Startups Cool?
Boom. Love this.
5 days, 22 hours ago on It always comes down to math
@saradavidson Sarah with an H thank you so much. That almost rhymed. I'm actually hoping to dig deeper into the moments - the health, the mental, the social experience. It's crazy, and it's worth it, but it's crazy and most people don't every experience it. I'd say I'm about a year "out" and just now itching to dig into the details. Talk soon? xo
1 week, 5 days ago on Are Startups Cool?
@cr8ivecodesmith Thanks for reading:)
@rtanglao Roland, thanks so much. I miss VanCity bad. Just had a long catch up with Anthony about the city and what's going on around town. I'm hoping to stop thru this summer and would love to connect with you and @econwriter5 for some amazing coffee:)
@Caryn My gosh, dying to hear about what you're working on. For sure. Can we do it through Clarity? Pick a time: https://clarity.fm/#/dns/vip
@tjt Appreciate you reading. You're right, the tribe you build in the early stage can be really inspiring, even if it is hard.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Are Startups Cool?
@brandonzeman Dude you're awesome. I'd love to catch up - let's see if we can't cross paths in Chicago this summer.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Are Startups Cool?
@CKana Sweet Cha, first of all, you were a big part of making it all work - you got quite a few late night emails spilling if I remember. Those were as much for me as you. The wedding thing's a whole 'nother post. I struggle with the ones I missed, but yours was non-debatable. Duh:)
You've given me more than any show or beer could. Love you endlessly.
Great piece but the typos make it really hard to read.
My latest conversation: Where I've Been & Where I Am
2 months ago on LAVA honoring the Viddy financing was a travesty against the LA ecosystem
I caught this on twitter (via you) yesterday, and knew this kind of thing would surface and become prevalent eventually. Maybe those days are here?
This info isn't hard to come by, and I can't tell you how many times I was asked for membership info on our bloggers while I was running 20 Something Bloggers - 20k GenY personal bloggers. I'd say the incoming inquiries for 'partnerships' were 85% weighted in the direction of thoughtless marketing campaigns that treated our bloggers like media outlets. The ones we took were with brands that really understood engagement and dialogue, and paid close attention to quality over quantity. It got to the point at which I could smell a faker a mile away, and mostly did work with agencies who really got the right ways to engage (Weber, Edelman).
3 months, 2 weeks ago on 4 reasons Bulldog Reporter completely missed the boat with its "Mommy Blogger Contact Guide"
Been using very actively and finally feeling as if the link sharing/information sharing hole in my consumption habit is plugged.
My latest conversation: //hear
4 months ago on Quibb recaptures the spirit of Google Reader’s “social network” and bottles it for professionals
@jkretch Yeah, not loving the overall tone of coverage on this deal. Incredibly hype-based and undermines a lot of core ideas around the challenges of this business. Almost all of the content right now is headline land grabs.
My latest conversation: Momma Montessori
1 year, 1 month ago on Seth Goldstein: 5 Take-Aways From the Facebook/Instagram Deal
@thereneeborhood You so win:) I actually believe you too!
1 year, 1 month ago on Momma Montessori
@DonireeWalker That is so similar to my mom! Haha. It's awesome knowing the great ones are in there making little people great.
@BrittanyandTahn Thanks Brittany. I love how everyone digs walking to work.
1 year, 1 month ago on You And Me Both, Brother
@nicopolitan Dude anything I write that you like was worth writing.
Really, really well thought out model, Spinks.
1 year, 2 months ago on The User Engagement Cycle
Great guest post. Don't worry about numbers folks. Worry about the eyeballs you have, and finding your voice.
1 year, 3 months ago on The Importance of Reaching Out
The web is regressing. I'm seeing it everywhere. I'm starting to think "shitty UX/UI" is an indicator of froth.
I'm also just flat out skeptical of Twitter now. The founders haven't exactly gotten along or worked together - the company's product seems to be the biggest point of contention between stakeholders. That's a bit frightening. There's no Mark Zuckerberg. No Mark Pincus. Nobody who's owned the vision from day one; Jack might be the leader there but he's splitting time between two of the largest startups in the Valley. Imagine if Zuck was also running Salesforce's product.
1 year, 5 months ago on The New Twitter or the Old Myspace?