Ah, the ebb and flow of social; it’s interesting to see who is still around visiting, who’s around but on a different mission, or just flat-out couldn’t keep the pace.
For those no longer around but ultra-focused on taking it to the next level but no longer have time to be social, or at least social in all the wrong places, best of luck to you and I’m glad we had the opportunity to meet.
You got in social for a reason and hopefully it is still a platform you can use to help fuel your success.
I just read about this on another blog
Me too and it was someone who I spent a lot of my early days with. However, it was obvious to me since I was a few rungs below them in the perceived social hierarchy, I would not be enough of a stepping stone to advance them.
Let’s just say we both sought greener pastures.
Life in the big city.
And that’s fine; that’s their model, and they are on a mission.
I hope they make it big and hope it’s sustainable.
Who is left?
I don’t need to name names, they are here on a pretty consistent basis. I know how fluid social is so anybody that has been around more than a year is a pretty big deal.
I did have a surprise though.
I might be doing the same ol’ thing, but at least I’m still around, right?
It can’t last forever
Nothing lasts forever.
I have a few long-timers in my community I can tell are on the way out. They won’t need to say goodbye, but they keep getting smaller and smaller on the horizon.
And it’s kind of sad because you do become friends with your community. However, we all know life, other endeavors, lack of interest, or no perceived value will contribute to the exodus.
Life in my town.
This is what happens when you just show up
Even though I haven’t changed much from my early days, you certainly can’t say I haven’t been consistent.
Whereas some might think I should have grown a lot more than I have, at least I’ve been true to my mission so far.
But that has probably been to my detriment as it seems sometimes the glue is just not sticky enough to keep the community close.
So much of a coincidence it is actually kind of scary. I wanted to reference one of my earlier posts to make my point and take a wild guess what day I posted The Big Hairy Experiment; yep, also 8/8/11.
Gives you goose bumps, huh? Must be Halloween……..:). Ok, maybe not that big of a deal but still uncanny.
What is your point this time?
I thought my Monday post this week was somewhat witty, catchy and reverent. I also thought it was one of my better written posts, but that is only my opinion.
Monday traffic was pretty healthy; however, Tuesday looked like Saturday or Sunday traffic for some reason. And even the comments were way down. I don’t rely too much on measurement, but is that a sign; a harbinger of things to come?
I never put too much stock in one post, but I just have a feeling it’s getting harder and harder for some to make an appearance.
The last thing I want is for people to just show up out of some sense of social obligation.
And if it’s time, it’s time and I certainly wish you well.
Was that your point?
My point is, my son’s first day at Lanier Upshaw is today; Wednesday 10/17/12.
Because he was family he probably had to jump through twice as many hoops as anybody else would. He did extremely well and I’m very proud of him.
I want to observe how his first week goes.
Next week, I’m playing in a 4-day golf tournament with 15 of my buddies from FLA, IA, WI, MI & OH. It’s 8 on 8 Ryder Cup Style format and I won’t be on social.
Therefore, this post might be my last social act until November. This is my big hairy experiment and based on every thing I touched on in this missive; the timing is probably right.
I’m sure my absence will not leave a gaping hole in the blogosphere, but have fun while I’m gone.