I actually did say that (Jab It) to a friend recently who is building his online presence and engaging his growing tribe. Those who have read Gary Vaynerchuk’s Crush It will be very familiar with his iconic words used to remind his audience to throw their best effort in building a business, brand and influence. In other… Read more about Jab It! A Review of JJJRH
For a long time I have wondered how I could better automate a twitter list (Authors-Engaged-Online) I created out of one of my most popular blog posts: Chatting with Hemingway in your study . This post explains why I created the list. A while back I created a paper.li that pulled from that list and also sent out… Read more about Some Things Shouldn’t be Automated: Authors Engaged Online Revisit
Today a friend contacted me with great news. She was recently hired as a communications manager for an event center. She has reinventing herself. So at the outset of this she asked what advice I could offer as she ventures out into this new space. Not wanting to overwhelm, I decided to keep the first… Read more about She’s a communications manager! Now what?
Yesterday Britain’s Prime Minister announced that he has asked security forces to consider a way to limit the public’s use of social media sites as a way to curb or prevent rioting, looting and other thuggery. As soon as I heard this news I was at first shocked that a member country of the free… Read more about Choose Wisely Mr. Cameron
Does it really make sense to categorize people? Whether it is Google Circles, Facebook or Twitter lists, they have been used effectively by people for years now. Yes circles are somewhat different but really they are ways to categorize who we follow and read. One particular post on G+ and it’s resulting conversation caught my… Read more about Follow people
Twitter taught me how to get a point across in 110 characters of text. Many of us noticed our writing improve on blogs and in books. Another benefit was the ability to know quickly if you were someone I wanted to connect with. In the short descriptions on a good twitter profile I knew who… Read more about Brevity and connection
We were having a meeting in the Soma Games/Code-Monkeys office a couple of weeks ago near the front of the shop. In the middle of the meeting Chris Skaggs our CTO yelled out, “he is wearing our shirt!”. We all turned to look out the street front window. A guy in his twenties had just… Read more about I chased him down
When I was little I had a stuffed Eeyore. I loved the toy and I felt a real connection to the character. You see, I was a bit of a complainer, even at an early age. I am not sure if I picked this up along the way or if I was born with a… Read more about My own personal Eeyore