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
I rarely blog on Saturdays. There is something special about twitter conversations on Saturdays mornings though. I have very creative and inspiring people in my network of friends. And like all creative types, you are hard at work shipping throughout the week. Even though there is always a sense of light heartedness throughout, there is also a professional business tone on weekday posts. Saturday mornings are different. Humor seems to come naturally….
I have written a couple times about the usefulness of tools like Paper.li, Flipboard and Alltop. They help me stay engaged and informed. (You can read about this process here. I update the blog post as the way I get my news changes.) When Flipboad came out for the iPad, I added my favorite public lists to it and used it for a while. I used Alltop to get my news. I don’t anymore. Now I only use my Facebook friends updates and four lists on Twitter. As you can see, this is a process. And like any process, there will be bumps and misfires along the way to finding something that works well.
I believe we need two things to be successful today. We……
Would you ever make a business card without a phone number and email address? No. Then why leave out ways to contact you, the most critical information on your website or blog? It is a common mistake. I just tried to contact twenty or more people who had won an ebook on my site. All… Read more about Do you have a way for me to contact you?
The front-line of success today is engagement, and you do have time for it. You can find many services that will do your bookkeeping, scheduling, purchasing, even research and a multitude of other tasks for you, but you are the only one your customers or readers want to engage with. During my early twenties I… Read more about Why not engage? Everything else can wait
You have all seen it. A mediocre action or statement that someone of influence makes and the crowd repeats it. The current nature of the web and mobile technology has made this an amplified occurrence. The last one I witnessed was just a week ago. It was so bad that I also saw many people call it out for what it was. The statement was neither unique or helpful.
I first started evaluating my own actions like this at a conference last year. I was getting ….