Blog Soup: @DaveRGallant @BradShorr @pammktgnut @danperezfilms @PaulFlanigan

January 30, 2012

blog soup 01.30.2012

Mixed Epiphanies for a Monday

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Enya, Wild Child

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Castleville and Social Media Cheats. And other social media DOHs!

January 26, 2012

Castleville and Social Media Cheats

How to build a Castle and Kingdom

Levels 9 to 20: Part Two

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna plays Castleville

You say you want more reach and audience? Really?!

(Castleville Players can skip on down to the next section)

It is estimated that 500 Million human beings play Facebook Games. Castleville, FarmvilleBackyard Monsters, etc. Five minutes ago, I noticed that 6,713,710 people like Castleville. The likes seem to be ticking up by the million every week. I have 500 new Facebook friend requests in my Facebook add list because of my last blog post about Castleville.

Did I mention that I wrote it last week?!

Give people something that they want. Give it to them right now when they want it!

And, maybe, they will also discover you have interesting things to say.

About life, love, blogging, friendship, money, corruption, a broken marriage, a hero, Darth AOL, PHP, online strategy, or whatever. [laughing]

Oh – did I mention that there ain’t twenty million or more… people and bots blogging and tweeting about Facebook games. Blogs about Facebook games are more likely to give meaningful answers – unlike all that kitsch that is pumped out for subjects like blogging, social media, seo, online marketing, and small-time online entrepreneurship?

That reminds me of what my friend Bill Dorman is saying:

Life is like a jar of Jalapeno peppers – what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.

That’s the social media cheat. And it’s as trivial as it is epic. Did I say, cheat? Err, it’s a boon and a take away.

Other blog posts (by me) that people love:

Rapper Tupac Shakur rises from the dead and wows Coachella 2012 and the world

The Final Speech of the Great Dictator by Sir Charles Chaplin

Science suggests that RTs, #FFs, Comments, Links, Etc. Are Highly Intelligent Behaviors!

Beatles, All You Need Is Love

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Blog Soup 01.25.2012 Wednesday Women: A Celebration of Woman

January 25, 2012

blog soup 01.25.2012

Wednesday Women: A Celebration of Woman

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Berlin, Take My Breath Away


1. Happy Birthday to The Wonder of Tech! by Carolyn Nicander Mohr

It’s the one year blogiversary for Carolyn Micander Mohr’s blog, The Wonder of Tech. But this is no mere symbolic milestone because Carolyn has achieved a reach and audience that most bloggers can only hope for. And she’s not all just about iPhones and Androids either! Read the rest of this entry »


Blog Soup 01.23.2012 Crack that whip! And other social media DOHs

January 23, 2012

blog soup 01.23.2012

Crack that whip! And other social media DOHs.

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Devo, Whip It!

1. Bloggers On Pedestals Revisited by Jayme Soulati

Jayme Soulati reminds us that it’s not easy being on a pedestal.

Jayme also gives a warm and friendly shout out to her favorite bloggers’ bloggers: Mark Schaefer (@markwschaefer), Gini Dietrich (@ginidietrich), Jay Baer (@jaybear), Danny Brown, (@dannybrown) and Marcus Sheridan (@thesaleslion). Read the rest of this entry »



Blog Soup 01.18.2012 Wednesday Women: A Celebration of Woman

January 18, 2012

blog soup 01.18.2012

Wednesday Women: A Celebration of Woman

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Alphaville, Forever Young


1. the things at the end of your arms [sic] by Jane Furey

Writes Jane:

When I am a child my hands want to be held. I use my hands for requests. Raised above my head means ‘up’, lift me up so I can see, your face, what you are looking at…

Lift me up and hold me tight, I need comfort. I need to know you love me. Keep me safe. Give me, food, water, a toy, a smile. Read the rest of this entry »


Blog Soup 01.17.2012 How to curate people and other social media DOHs

January 17, 2012

blog soup 01.17.2012

How to curate people and other social media DOHs

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Don’t Quit!

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