What the hell; it’s Monday and the week hasn’t even started. What in the world could you have already read? Ok, not everybody is in the same hemisphere so maybe it’s Wednesday somewhere else already. Hey early bird, this is still kind of soon don’t you think?
When I first got up to speed in social it seemed like quite a few people did ‘best of’ posts to fill up one of their posting days. That was how I met some of my new friends and seemed to work ok.
However, it was just another list I never seemed to make. True story, a friend of mine ran a ‘best of’ list with 199 bloggers you need to check out and follow; 199. Guess who didn’t make the list? Talk about chopped liver, huh? I’m sure if it would have been 200 I would have been a shoe-in, right?
Moral of the story – don’t suck………no really, I am still friends with this blogger and essentially, lists are just lists. I don’t think making someone’s list catapulted anyone to stardom. It’s nice to be recognized but certainly don’t get hung up on who’s list you might or might not make.
Where did they all go?
Did lists run their course? Are they so ‘yesterday’ nobody is doing them anymore, or am I just so entrenched with my current crowd I haven’t ventured out enough to see any?
On one hand you can actually bring value to your audience by either introducing new people or re-introducing some of your previous posts. On the other hand, is it just a lazy way to knock a post out?
I sometimes talk about trying to live in the ‘moment’ but because I visit a good number of blogs it is very hard for me to take the time to drill down into links or check things out on lists. Some days are better than others, but most days I’m doing good just being able to read and offer a comment.
Of course, you could always cut your Reader down to about 10 people and spend all the time you want, but I’m certainly not ready to do that; I might miss a party……:).
Why don’t you write about social
No kidding, huh? I’m surprised nobody is writing about this stuff………yeah, right. Is it another cop out to write a post about lists? How many ways can you slice and dice this to make it even readable?
I certainly want to write about real stuff and keep it entertaining. The way I look at it, for those of us in here, social is a big part of our life so it’s not much different than writing about anything else. Even though I am pretty entrenched with my community I have to believe there is still a big number of new people arriving who are trying to figure this out as well.
Things are going to change around here
I laugh because I have probably written about this at least 2-3 times. If you consider changing themes and actually getting a domain name change, then I am really pushing the envelope. Whoooeee, that is some kind of scary, you crazy guy.
As we evolve, in our minds we feel we are going through these incredible changes and even take the time to publicly announce them, but in reality they are probably subtle at best. This is neither good nor bad, it is just what it is; perception vs reality.
The big expirement
Last week I posted about free subscriptions; some people actually took me up on my one time offer. I did warn them that might have been the high water mark.
I also heard from my friends who are still waiting on a guest post from me. I hear you loud and clear and will get off my
lazy busy ass and get those done. I just don’t know if social can stand all that awesomeness…..doh…..
For us Yanks in the US, 4th of July is our Independence Day. To me, it brings memories of celebration, cook-outs, family, and fun. I hope to partake in all of that this week.
Here’s to a fun and prosperous week. That.is.all.