Interesting week indeed and an epiphany of sorts. Just when you think you are ‘in’, you’ve cracked the ‘code’ somebody comes along and splashes water in your face. It causes you to evaluate where you really are and what’s that look like? Are you ok with status quo, or do you need to move on?
The week started with a post from Marcus Sheridan and his top 15 list of bloggers. A very representative group in the social media world. Whereas there were some worthy candidates not mentioned, it would be hard to argue against the ones who were.
From this list, I have actively engaged with most of them. When I responded to the post I was one of many. It literally turned into a block party; a love-fest if you will. All day there was witty banter back and forth and it was a fun day indeed. I was right in the middle of it and thought, ‘wow, maybe I do have this figured out’.
Then on Tuesday I read the absolutely inspiring guest post from Gini Dietrich on Troy Claus’ site. Gini has been very kind to me and she knows I don’t get too serious but still lets me hang around. However, her post absolutely blew me away so in response I felt it was not time to be silly. I think it threw her off, but it did make me think ‘am I just too silly at times’?
In the meantime I connected with Wendy Keneipp who is a blogger with Benefits Growth Network that has a site related to my paying gig. She actually took the time to read all my posts and was kind enough to share her experience following the ‘social media’ crowd. It’s always good to hear other people’s experiences and the challenges they faced.
On Wednesday, and still somewhat heady from a couple of days of feeling like I’m on the team, Griddy from NittyGriddyBlog had a fabulous post as well. She is offering to put together a list of any and all bloggers and when they post so everyone can get them on their schedule if they want to follow or subscribe.
Uh oh, do I have my pants on; I feel a draft? I do have a blog but still green and feel I am nowhere ready to go public so I initially declined. However, out of courtesy I did want to respond to her post and say what a great idea.
On Thursday, my friend Brankica from LiveUrLove called me out for being a party pooper and what was I even doing at the party. I know she was just making a funny, but it did get me thinking. What am I doing at the party? Where do I want to go with all this? Ultimately, I did give Griddy the info but reluctantly.
You can be the goofy guy only so long and after a while if you don’t start getting with the program it is very easy to get left behind. It’s nobody’s fault but mine, but it was a real eye opener going from being right in the mix to do you have any ID sir.
I guess the splash of cold water got my attention. There are no jealousies, feelings hurt, disappointments in the twitter world, right? Wrong, but you are not supposed to let it show are you?
I’m guessing a lot of you had wake up calls along your journey that maybe didn’t feel so good; but we are stronger for it, right? The journey is definitely a marathon and not a sprint.
How many of you have changed direction or just got better at what you were doing when you reached your fork in the road? Have you been satisfied and happy with your results?