Dad, writer, radio show host, #DadChat founder, Because I Said So writer (comic strip), Speaker, Husband, and skier...
Potato FACE? Since when, Stan!?
1 month ago on The Happy Friday Series: A Chat With Pooh
Looks like you had great fun! I've found that EVERY TIME I meet a virtual friend in real life, not only am I NOT disappointed, I'm thrilled - that certainly applied to when I met you with the exception of our time on the tennis court! LOL...
1 month, 1 week ago on My Second Social Slam a Splendid Success
Okay, I just looked it up and, for a change, it actually does mean what the words say...it's interesting because I have been an evangelist of sorts - to brands, social media managers and companies - to stop doing Twitter Parties to sell because they are so INorganic. Tweet Chats have an organic community and is such a better way to reach customers. My own #DadChat is probably the best parent community of its kind which is why my evangelizing is paying off with brands coming aboard. When you sell IN YOUR FACE it just doesn't work as well as Context selling or Context Marketing - to quote YOU!
1 month, 1 week ago on The Intersection of Context and Customer Lifetime Value
@chieflemonhead , I simply don't understand what "Content Marketing" is? Okay, I'll go Google it - but I assume it means marketing with content - so brands/people/companies market less blatantly via advertising? Is that correct? Context marketing - your phrase - is what I talk about - without the marketing - whenever we face a personal challenge. Put it in the right "context" and you may not find it so difficult! How's this for a rambling comment!?
Professor, I couldn't agree more with your sentiments and I'm honored to be included among your good Twitter friends. What makes OUR relationship even better - to me - is that we respectfully disagree on many things but still adore one another. THAT is the way public discourse should be. We don't call each other names except in jest. What is D.C. worked like we do? Wouldn't that be nice? Wouldn't the world be a better place.BTW, you did lose the Journalism debate and you're gonna get CRUSHED on our Good and Evil (blog) debate...Xoxo....
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 4 Things I’ve Learned in 4 Years on Twitter
I like the way you're raising your daughter, Professor! She's going to grow up to be a strong woman - in ALL the right ways...just like her mom!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Winning Doesn’t ‘Take Care of Everything’
Dana, I'm VERY SAD that you left off #DadChat - or ANY Parent Chat, for that matter. #DadChat is the biggest parent chat on Twitter and set a World Record in January with over 200 Million impressions. We have incredible guests, a thriving 24/7 community, and next month Guy Kawasaki returns as a guest...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 12 Most Invigorating Twitter Chats for Go-Getters
Sorry, I'm totally with that mom on this one PP...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Angry Mom Misses Point on 9/11 Quiz Question
Patrick, we get it back in the fall!
2 months, 1 week ago on Why It’s My Least Favorite Day of the Year
I'm going to try and be there for your inaugural chat, PP...btw, here's a good tip-sheet for how to participate in any Tweet Chat: http://www.brucesallan.com/2013/01/15/participate-dadchat-tweet-chat/
2 months, 1 week ago on Bloggers: Mark Your Calendars for #BlogGab!
That's impressive...30 words in 30 blogs in 30 days! LOL...way to go, Patrick!
2 months, 1 week ago on It’s Time For a Little Celebration
The SEO aspect of all this is quite daunting because it changes SO OFTEN. Google fools with their (SECRET) algorithms so we never can really figure it out no matter who you hire that says they're an expert.
I guess - for me - it is TIME and persistence that has and will continue to pay off. "Pay off" may be the wrong words...lol...
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 3 Things you Won’t see in the “Blogging is Awesome” Handbook
Well Patrick, that just locks it down...I'm WAY older than you! My shows were "Leave It to Beaver," "The Rifleman, " the original B&W "Superman," "Ed Sullivan" (I saw The Beatles when they FIRST performed "live" there), "The Flintstones" (when it was prime-time), "The Jetsons," and so many more...yipes I feel OLD!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Sunday Seven #383
One of the GREAT things about having my own website (I don't like to call it a "blog" - that's must my thing) is the FREEDOM it gives me. I don't owe anyone, I don't have to count on anyone (else), and I make all the decisions. I like that...I do get the value you're saying if you start now, however!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Starting a Blog? Think Multi-Author Blog
That is simply obnoxious. Pointing out an eager kid's excitement in such a derogatory fashion shows the Onion's utter disregard for anything resembling decorum!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Tweet Creates Red Carpet-Worthy Oscar Faux Pas
Wow, this is so valuable PP...How did I ever survive without this clarification! LOL...love it...and appreciate you, Dude!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Why a Cement Truck Really Isn’t a Cement Truck
Patrick, I do mine on WORD. I haven't tried Evernote yet but I often hear good things about it. Writing long-hand, these days, is plain silly. Since I'm on WP, I should look into Evernote...I do occasionally write directly on WP if it's a short thing that doesn't require too much thinking, like when I post my comics or vlogs...I just put a short description and it's already done...
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Should You Write Your Blog Posts Outside Your Blog?
I have a rule about Retweets - don't do it unless YOU can add something. Just hitting "RT" a monkey can do. So, it you want to Retweet something 'cause you think it's valuable, take that extra minute or two - edit it down if it's too long and AT LEAST put something like "Wow" or "This is good" or even something negative if you disagree, though I think in that case just let it go!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Mastering the Two Kinds of Retweets for Better Engagement
Patrick, as you probably know, I come from a television background. Most people do NOT understand ratings and share - or understand the difference. But, I can say that it was QUITE DIFFERENT when I was head of television movies at ABC in the early 80's.
My boss had a personalized license plate that read "40 Share." Almost unheard of today but pretty common-place when there was no cable, no internet, and the only way to see a theatrical movie was when it was IN release or shown on television.
All these measurements are misunderstood by most people. #DadChat got a "World Record" in January with over 227 MILLION "Impressions" in one hour, over 267 million in the 48-hour period I usually measure. Those are impressive numbers but most people don't understand an "impression" from a "rating" or "share."
Now they say how many million viewers there were when they talk success or failure of a particular television program. I read that the recent Super Bowl was the highest-viewed television event ever. I question that in our current times when there are so many viewing options. But, regardless, it was big.
Anyway, I love numbers - I just wish they couldn't be so easily mis-used. Our government ALWAYS states numbers in ways that support a view they wish to promulgate while the other side can take the exact same number to support their viewpoints. So interesting...
2 months, 3 weeks ago on TV ‘Ratings Success’ A Relative Term
I have a horrible commute, Chris...I go from my bedroom - in whatever I'm wearing at that moment - ALL THE WAY upstairs to my office. And, when I'm skiing I have to reverse that! I go downstairs from our upstairs bedroom and sit at the counter in the kitchen and work...I'm exhausted just writing this!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Talking Tuesday - Do you Commute? #dadchat