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@Danny Brown Haha, there are actually a lot of things I really like about this post.
2 years, 2 months ago on 5 Ways To Suck At Being A Social Business
@Danny Brown Haha, I think you may just have figured me out, Danny? I enjoy a little bit a meta humor now and again. : )
@Bucholtz I definitely agree. I see so many companies that try to hide from social (or simply ignore it) to disastrous effects. It takes a bit of har work, but wrapping an organization's workings around the trust and guidelines necessary is a much better long-term strategy.
2 years, 2 months ago on Maybe Your Employees Are Too Stupid For Social CRM
@buildtracks Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the post. : )
2 years, 3 months ago on Ghosts of CRM Past
@Lisa Gerber I agree totally with that statement.
2 years, 3 months ago on Your Blog Is Boring Because You Suck At It
@davepalmer Haha, no, the lowercase "i" still should be avoided when talking about the self, but you can save yourself the editing time now on the spacing issue. : )
2 years, 3 months ago on You’re Doing It Wrong. Period.
@Engagedots CRM I think you mean acronym, but thanks!
2 years, 3 months ago on The Horrors of Frankenstein CRM
@thejoshuawilner I couldn't agree with you more. Thanks for the great comment!
@Carmelo Haha, how could I have forgotten about naked pictures!?
@Engagedots CRM Thanks!
2 years, 3 months ago on Battling Social Business Vampires
@Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing I'm glad you were inspired. You're right, if one person acts on something I write, I consider it a success. : )
2 years, 3 months ago on Set Your Blog On Fire
@Carmelo @joey_strawn Definitely. If no one is getting nervous by what you're doing, you might want to take a harder look at what it is you actually ARE doing. : )
@Carmelo That's a very good question. You said it well in your comment that you aren't going out to burn their houses down, but letting them feel the heat and watch your control in putting it out will have one of a few effects: 1) The will be impressed by what you've done and the attention you've gathered, in which case the door will be more open for a relationship; 2) The will be scared of you and keep an eye on you more closely, and since you're not going to always be setting fires, they'll see you influence on regular things; or 3) They'll distance themselves from you because they are wimpy and scared, in which case you don't want them anyway.
I see no downside. : )
@Engagedots CRM I totally agree.
2 years, 3 months ago on Social Business At Scale And You
2 years, 3 months ago on Social Business and Cult Think
@Leon I very much agree with your entire comment. Thanks!
@newraycom I agree. It's a very hard line to walk. I've seen social efforts fail miserably and yet I've seen one do really well, it all depends on the mindset and the approach. It's tough thing to write about and even tougher to implement, but it's important and I see too many companies ignore it altogether. Thanks for your comment!
@Carmelo Thanks man! Yeah, it's called a kick in the pants for a reason. : )
2 years, 4 months ago on See The Rats For The Fleas
@annhuuscameo That's great to hear!
2 years, 4 months ago on Writing By The Board
2 years, 4 months ago on Setting Up Your Blogging Paradise
Thanks! I totally understand the cat issue, I have the same one.
@Engagedots CRM Thank you, that's always my goal. : )
2 years, 4 months ago on 3 Steps To Being A Social Business Warrior
@ginidietrich Gini, I couldn't be more in agreement with you.
2 years, 4 months ago on Don’t Comment On This Post
@Mona Karel I think you may have figured out my ruse. ; )
@Crystal Wiebe I agree totally. Thanks for commenting!
@lindaw @Vidya Sury Linda, I'm sure sure there is a foolproof place to check to see if you're famous or not. There are blog ranking systems if you Google that, but they aren't all measured the same. Mainly, it just matters if you are resonating with the audience you want. A movie blogger may have thousands of hits a day, but a blogger speaking to a specific audience within the cooking world may only have 10s or hundreds. It's not that one or the other blog is better, but how well it speaks to its chosen audience.
@Carmelo @lindaw @Danny Brown That's what she said.
@Danny Brown @Carmelo Mmmmmmmm, grits.
@Carmelo Those are both great choices. Yeah, the 1 out of 100 stat was one I found. It seemed low to me, but then again, compared to how many blogs are out there, it seems about right.
2 years, 4 months ago on The Social CRM 30-Minute Checklist
@Engagedots CRM Agreed!
2 years, 4 months ago on What's Feeding You?
@KenMueller Ken, I fear you are right.
2 years, 4 months ago on Social CRM: Yeah, Customers Are Starting To Expect It
@Vidya Sury Thanks for the clarification. I've very familiar with Mark Antony and his oratory exploits, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't being compered to the mediocre actor. : )
@lindaw Well, even though you broke my rules, we'll be your friends here at For Bloggers, For Bloggers. : )
@Danny Brown It seems like a lot of people can read, but didn't grasp the concept.
@Vidya Sury I appreciate your comment, but I have to ask, did you just compare me to Jennifer Lopez's ex-husband?
@LdyLarke Well, I can't be too mad. Your long comment actually made some good points and you included hugs. I guess I'll let you slide............this time.
@Mark_Harai Thanks, Mark! You said such nice things I won't even hold it against you that you blatantly ignored my commands. : )
@SarahArrow I think we can all use hugs now and then. : )
@Danny Brown I totally agree. I really do like what you guys are doing. You're really approaching things in a smart way. Cheers!
@Engagedots CRM I definitely agree.
@jkjeffcoat You're very welcome. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised what happens to your audience once you start regularly commenting on others' blogs.
2 years, 4 months ago on It’s The End Of The World As We Know It And I Blog Fine
@Gary @ Solavei How did that go?
@we are made of stars Thanks! That was the hopeful idea. : )
@MattLaCasse @Danny Brown You're mean. I promised myself I wouldn't cry today.......
@3HatsComm Haha, great comment! Even if you are breaking my rules. : )
I find that I get so many great post ideas from comment threads, too.
@jenniferwindrum Thanks Jennifer. I find the same things on the different blogs I write for. Our attention span is pretty weak nowadays. Thanks for breaking the rules and commenting on this post!
@Danny Brown @MattLaCasse Usually I break down under the pressure and weep tears of rejection onto my keyboard when my viewpoints are questioned.