I read a lot of blogs. Maybe, too many. I comment on a lot of blog posts. Maybe, too many. If you are a Triberrati, you do too.
A Triberrati is a blogger that stands out in the Triberr community. Triberr is a web app that connects bloggers and helps them to curate each other on Twitter. You can learn all about Triberr by reading any of the following posts about it.
Earth Date 2011.09.22
Some of the blogs I commented on this week:
6. Allocating Equity In Startups Shooting For Acquisition by Michael Wolfe
Moveable Feasts, Scooby Snacks, Etc.
Dorien explains that Wait Training is about taking “the time to figure out where you want to go, what you need to do to get there, and how long it will take you.”
Patience, indeed, is a virtue. And for good reason. The harvest comes in its own season. Patience is a priority when you do social media.
Just be sure that the results you wait upon will bear fruit according to your expectations. Too often, the expectations of those building a social media strategy are, unfortunately, unrealistic.
Facebook’s rash and rushed update to prove it’s continued relevance as a social media platform took many by surprise. Keri notes eight updates that you may like. Unfortunately, dislike remains out of the question.
The new subscribe feature now means that you can effectively broadcast to people who are not your friends. In other words, you don’t have to make friends with people in order for them to subscribe and follow you. Now, you can be an asshole, have your cake, and you can eat it too! Like a buddy of mine likes to say.
This is so Marky Zuckerberg.
Now we can answer Mark’s question at the end of the movie, The Social Network. Yes, Mark, you are a Grade A asshole. And you want the world to be just like you. [grin]
Success, by any definition, Paul writes, demands goals, initiative, and doing whatever it takes to achieve them.
Yes, Paul, success by any popular definition does mean you have to do whatever it takes to achieve success.
Been there. Done that. Millions of dollars and all the perks. But I have repented. I have asked God for forgiveness. There is no amount of money, fame, or power that can compare to the happiness of God’s peace.
I understand that your emphasis is not on doing whatever it takes – just doing it. Your emphasis is on moving forward despite the risks and fears, taking responsibility for your decisions and indecisions, and charting courses that others would never dare to launch upon.
Thanks for reminding me that the factors of success are not all about the wrong things.
Sandra gets us into the life, struggle, passion, and triumph of one of the greatest poets of our time.
WOW! I love this blog post.
One of my favorite poems by Maya Angelou is Still I Rise.
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
Yomar and James are doing the not just another business podcast (NJAB). These guys are a lot of fun. They keep it real. They want to re-humanize online business, marketing, and communities. I want me some of that.
Among other things, Yomar Lopez and James St. John talk about Klout (doesn’t everyone?!) and Yomar’s surprising thought leadership about Pokemon.
Pikachu forever, dudes. And be excellent!
6. Allocating Equity In Startups Shooting For Acquisition by Michael Wolfe
Michael Wolfe asks tough questions about getting the formula right for employee equity in the start up.
You raise some interesting questions. Are these questions relevant only for the American start up?
In Eastern Europe for example, employees want handsome salaries now. They want to see money today – not tomorrow. Because they believe in now. They don’t believe in six months from now. Talk about two years from now would end in in a LOUD round of ROFLs.
I received this link from the inimitable Mr. Celan via email. Just saying.
Mr. Celan recently tweeted the following:
If you are as south as Georgia or Paris and you see the aurora borealis in the sky, that’s a bad thing. Just saying.
This is a fascinating narrative of a man that gets towns to embrace change, resiliency, and empowerment.
The stories that we tell ourselves determine the decisions we make. Transition is all about providing new stories that help people come to terms with pressing issues from a positive angle. “When we started Transition,” Rob reflects, “I imagined it was an environmental process. But increasingly I think of it as a cultural process. It starts to become this story that the town tells about itself.”
Listen to the interview: http://media.chrismartenson.com/audio/rob-hopkins-2011-09-12.mp3
Spitting on rainbows and killing unicorns? Where’s the gory, heart-breaking details, Jack?
Actually, I have some unicorn slaying at the end of this blog post. Maybe it will satisfy the blood-thirsty idols.
Erin’s guest post at Bill Dorman’s blog is about poetry, rejection, and trying. Again and again.
Erin’s post touches my heart. The dark side of my heart. I too quickly remember the rejection letters I got for my poetry. It was long ago.
I deleted my poetry off my computer. Then I took out the trash. This was right after I taped the 30th rejection letter to the wall. The poetry rejection letters were not alone; they were right next to 100 rejection letters for writing.
The world has been spared 100 sonnets that have been erased from all time and space – and they are now, never were.
My favorite rejection letter for writing was from Playboy. It started out with the sagely advice that I need to stop reading Foucault and Aquinas and that if I go out and get laid, everything will be better.
I’ve done some cool things since then. Made millions and millions for other people. Saved millions and millions for other people. I even had the opportunity to put millions and millions in my bank account. And, yeah, I could have bought myself the elusive Ferrari that I’ve always wanted.
But the timing and accomplishments were never aligned to how I wanted things to happen. There were always other people whose needs were more urgent than my wildest fantasies.
More importantly than financials, I’ve helped people. That fuels me. Almost.
I harmed and disappointed people too. That haunts me and it makes me sad.
Anyway, I’ve just given myself a rejection letter. I’m not sure what happens next. That’s after I print it out and put it on the wall.
Procrastination is the enemy. It is everybody’s enemy. Don’t let it stand in your way.
This post got me thinking about the facilities of procrastination. The things we do in procrastination.
I wonder if we take away the facilities of procrastination, will procrastination be left with nothing to distract us from our purposes and intentions?
Perhaps, it’s time to put away the toys.
Marcus’ comment also gives me things to think about. Why do we need to “feel” like doing what we know must be done?!
Tim gives three thoughtful reasons why you should stop scrooging people on the links. I agree.
You should come over to my place for the blog soup. I give links like I give love. Generously!
Beyond blog soup, I encourage my commentors to include links, videos, etc. in their comment. AND a link to their blog, etc. as a signature.
Honestly, I wonder about the people who don’t give link love. Or who delete links from comments. Sure, spam is another matter completely. And Yomar Lopez and I discuss what is spam on Saul Fleischman’s blog.
Bell wants to inspire you. He wants to start your novel. He’s even willing to give you a phrase, a starting point, and often something to help you unleash your weird.
“The sea was angry silver.”
Recently, someone informed Amberr that she should “never blog about God, religion, politics… because it wouldn’t attract readers.”
“Although I don’t attend church… [I feel] sad that God has been taken out of the schools, institutions, and daily conversation, and I’m not going to eliminate him from my life or my blog.”
Blog about what matters to you. Blog about the things that you feel strongly about. Because your blog is about you. And no one knows better what is good for you than you. Unless you’re crazy. But if that, it really doesn’t matter what the world thinks. [grin]
God bless you, Amberr.
Bill Dorman honored Amber-Lee with a Versatile Blogger Award. Amber-Lee responds with a long list of her favorite bloggers.
Congratulations Amber-Lee! You deserve this and much more. You’re not just something special; you are a shooting star!
22 September 2011
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