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Nicely done, my dear.
1 week ago on Three Business Lessons Learned from Bell’s Palsy
Not sure how I missed this but if I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times - this is what writing (blogging) should be about.Sorry for the loss of your friend, surely he's smiling down reading this post...
1 week, 2 days ago on Remembering Dennis Lane
@ginidietrich @blfarris Gini, there's nothing really wrong with this post. It is helpful which gives it value. However, in this social media age, we've confused a great blog post with great writing. Eyeballs trumps quality. That's cool, I get it - that's how the game is played today. But just because 'NSync sold more records than The Velvet Underground, it doesn't make them better.All hail mediocrity :)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Nine Tips to Write a Great Blog Post
@blfarris To write a truly excellent blog post, you have to be an excellent writer. Sadly, there aren't many in today's blogosphere. Plenty of keen strategists, though ;)
@belllindsay @danperezfilmsIf getting eyeballs to your site is your #1 priority, just throw in a jazzy headline and these tips will work fine. But writing, like painting, composing, mastering an instrument, filmmaking, etc, is still an art form, right? You can paint in all the colors and still have a shit post. The true artists tend to oft go unnoticed in the highly competitive and strategic blogosphere of these times.
This is more of a blueprint on how to effectively prepare a blog post for publishing. Make sure you have a google-worthy topic, a schedule, all the juicy keywords and loaded up with internal/external links.
Problem is, you can still produce a crappy post. Why? Because many bloggers get most of this right but when you arrive at their very well laid out post, the content is thin, redundant, and/or even absurd. Too many bloggers blogging by numbers just to get the eyeballs. What they write is garbage but as long as they get the traffic, who cares?
It's the sad state of blogging that the people who can actually write get lost in the rank toilet bowl the blogosphere has become. Too many people doing it by the numbers. Your tips here will get you a well laid out, google-friendly blog post, not necessarily a great one.
Just my stupid opinion :)
Nicely written :)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Individual Importance: Add Personality to Your Music Promotion
If everybody is selling then why is it such a dirty little word in the social space? Who spends several hours a day on social media who isn't selling a product or service? And then they talk of transparency and authenticity with such reverence. Don't believe the hype, people.The more things change, the more they stay the same. Technology may have changed but the needs of people (to earn a living) hasn't. Oh, and it's OK.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on To Sell is Human: A Communicator’s View on New Business
You're an idealist. Time to stop being one :)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Questioning the Effectiveness of Conference Sponsorships
There are some good people on this list but it also would have been nice to see a list of women who "rock" social media that doesn't include the same handful of people that are named in a gazillion other lists about women in social media.
Don't you think?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Women That Rock Our Social Media World!
@ginidietrich @margieclayman Amen. Look at those people in our lives that have actually achieved success in business, have been recognized in their respective fields, have clients that respect and refer them to others. It might not be as "sexy" as a six-figure twitter following, a Blogworld keynote, and a lame TEDx video but I'll take the former any day.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ~Aesop
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dear A-Listers: I'm Worried About Your Souls
@mickeygomez @ginidietrich Maybe we should just call them "Punks". What do you think? ;)
@mickeygomez You've moved onto my "Not A Douche" list (your writing was just too good for you to be a douche). As for @Danny Brown , that's a whole other story...
@margieclayman Expect everyone you meet to be a douche. That way, you won't be so disappointed when they don't live up to your "expectations" of them and you'll allow yourself to be pleasantly surprised when they end up not being a douche. Trust me on this - it works :)
Stop worrying about them and what they do. That's been your problem for a while now. This isn't a perfect world, my dear, regardless of how many twitter chats wants to pretend that it is. People will ultimately do what's best for them - as should you.
Maybe you'll finally see these so called "A-Listers" for what they really are - imperfect human beings. Like the rest of us...Now go...and sin no more.
Fortunately, for the social media blogging community, social influence will be hot-button blog fodder for the next several years. For most of the rest of the world, whose incomes and/or status aren't determined by their online influence scores, life will go on as planned. Thankfully.
3 months, 1 week ago on Kill Influence Scores; Improve Influence Marketing
Writing because you "have to" just doesn't seem like any fun. I guess if you have to you have to, yes? I think if the majority of people who didn't "have to" just waited until they "wanted to" or were "inspired to", we wouldn't have so many crappy blog posts.
But what do I know?
3 months, 1 week ago on Just Write It
That kid is scripted, lives at home with his mommy and daddy, and has never had a job or any bills to pay. Let's see if he's singing that same tune 10 years from now...Yeah, I know - I'm a party pooper.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: A Pep Talk from a Kid and a Dancing Kid
Good luck, homie!
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Community Manager of the Year Finalists
If i've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: We need more books!
7 months ago on Introducing My Book: The Millennial CEO