Do you still get excited when someone rolls out best of lists? Happy face when you see your name, sad face when not?
Are you truly happy for your friends who make it, or do you want to poke them in the eye?
Or just kind of sad; depends on how long you have been doing this blogging gig. That kind of stuff used to bug me to no end but now that I am a grizzled social media veteran with a hide like whit leather, that kind of stuff just rolls right off my back.
I said veteran not Guru, because a real grizzled veteran would never utter the words guru.
A good test for me might be, did appearing on the list make my phone ring, did somebody pay me? If not, then fuhgetaboutit.
There is a remedy however, have your own list, a list of ‘one’ and only include yourself; that will certainly show them won’t it?
Trust me, if I thought it wouldn’t clear the house, I would showcase me every week.
What? You think I already do, why I never……
Why not a list of one?
If you aren’t going to have an actionable item list, which is much more attractive than a name list, why not toot your own horn?
Ewwww, that’s kind of creepy. I suppose it can be; it all depends on how you go about doing it. Obviously it never slowed me down….:).
Please don’t make me sell myself.
If I have to tell everyone how great I am, will anyone believe me? What if I get all my friends to talk about me instead?
Do you walk the walk?
Talk is cheap; and we certainly know some talkers in here, don’t we?
If you walk the walk and not make it all about you, then your friends and community will talk about you….in a good way.
When you get down in the weeds with most of us bloggers, it really can be hard to get noticed. At this level we all kind of look the same at times don’t we?
What are you doing to stand out? Is your plan of action sound? If you want to be published or hit the speaking tour, what are you doing right now to make that happen?
Are you comfortable enough to verbalize your plan of action so your community can be your accountability partner?
More times than not opportunities have to be created and this can be done through who you know or reaching out to the right people in the field you want to be known in. If you are an unknown, don’t despair; stick to your plan and don’t let the first or second rejection thwart your efforts.
If you think you can do it all on your own, then certainly keep up your push marketing campaign and don’t give a second thought about what it takes to pull people to you.
Is that knock at the door the take-back man, or is it opportunity? Are you going to let it in?
Status update: On October 31, 2011, I posted about my quest for 10,000. $10,000 dollars; 10,000 followers; 10,000 tweets and 10,000 comments. I don’t recall if I was trying to accomplish this by the end of the year or if I was giving myself a year. Either way, here are my results:
- Well, I just looked in my wallet and now I have $16 which is down from the $37 I had in October. Looks like I will be pushing to make it in one year.
- My followers have gone from appx 1,000 to 1,943. Yes, I might only know about 7 of these new followers, but since I turn away at least 3 out of every 5 it might take me awhile to hit my numbers.
- Tweets – I have gone from 5,745 to 12,551; yay, I made goal. For someone who really doesn’t tweet unless it is tweeting someone else’s post, that sure looks like a lot of tweets, doesn’t it?
- Comments – this has gone from 3,504 to 34,825* Ok, there is some funny math going on because I have counted spam comments too. The real number is 8,017.
So now what is the point?
I’m not sure. On one level it shows that I can still stink it up with the best of them; but on another, it might give an outsider the perception I actually have a plan and know what I”m doing.
If nothing else, I’m still here and making some progress.
The reality is, these kind of numbers will not get you noticed, if getting noticed is one of your objectives.
So I’m putting the ball in your court; please tell all your friends and family you have discovered the greatest thing since sliced bread.
For every verifiable referral that signs on with me; you will get $3 worth of HeyPal dollars, redeemable for a discounted annual subscription to my site. 27 referrals and your first year will practically be free.
Aren’t I the bestest?