Most Post: Featuring @StartYourNovel @BruceSallan @seanclark @virtuosoblogger @TedRubin et al.

This Week in Most Post: Fabienne Flessel, John Magnet Bell, Bruce Sallan, Sean Clark, Joe Pawlikowski, Ted Rubin, Gord Hotchkiss and Davina Brewer.

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna


A Week of the Blogosphere in Review: The Most Post.
Most… w-h-a-t?

Decide for yourself and let me know in the comments.

Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit

1. Is Miss Black France Acceptable?
by Fabienne Flessel (Global Voices)

Fabienne writes about what French speaking bloggers are saying about the Miss Black France contest.

Me? I think Miss Black France’s website is beautiful. The Music. The photography.

Mbathio Beye, the winner of Miss Black France 2012 has a Facebook page here:

2. What can Superman’s Friends and Foes teach you about writing
by John Magnet Bell

John Magnet Bell continues his reflections on Superman (Kal-El) through a character study of the friends and foes of the Man of Steel.

Somewhere down the rabbit hole of Mr. Bell’s elaborately labyrintine consciousness, he has this to say about Superman: “The dude abides.”

Do you remember what the stranger says in The Big Lebowski?

The Stranger: The Dude abides. I don’t know about you but I take comfort in that. It’s good knowin’ he’s out there.

3. 12 Most Educational Lessons for Kids Going Off to College
by Bruce Sallan 

Bruce continues to reflect on his boy going to college. The list seems harmless enough but then controversy crept into the comments. Nevermind that Bruce, the host of #dadchat, actually likes it when a contest of opinions roll out from under the carpet like it did.

“A stirring debate,” Bruce tweeted with glee.

Bruce abides like that.

4. Confirmed: Google+ Is Critical To Your Search Rankings
by Sean Clark

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) always reminds me of the metaphor of the emperor who wears no clothes. Sean Clark, of course, has things to say about the emperor’s new clothes.

Tentative Conclusions:

Promotional efforts on Google+ result in a modest performance gain in search engine ranking on Google.

Promotional efforts on Twitter result in a modest loss in search engine ranking on Google.

The latter finding may suggest that Google is intentionally downplaying human voices and organic opinion from social and citizen media. That’s a good thing, right? Um, no.


5. How blog partnerships help everyone grow
by Joe Pawlikowski

Writes Joe:

One person can do only so much. No matter how much time and effort we put into our blogs, chances are we’ll need help somewhere down the road. Without that help, it might become difficult to grow and prosper in an increasingly competitive landscape.

In other words, think synergy.

6. Return On Relationship — How Companies Use Social to Engage (video)
by Ted Rubin

Ted Rubin, author of the forthcoming book, Return on Relationship, and Ramo Nuez talk about what companies need to do to engage customers in social media.

Ted explains that engagement is about letting people know you’re there, open to conversation, and that you’re giving them value – insight and information about what interests them.

7. The ‘Field of Dreams’ Dilemma
by Gord Hotchkiss

If you build it, so what!

A difficult subject to explore or reflect upon. I appreciate Gord’s effort to do so, nonetheless.

I have often considered that there is little or no biological imperative to expend energy in pursuit of unknown rewards that are off the map. The science of Human Geography long ago confirmed the rule for human behavior.

Christopher Columbus might be tempting to use as a counter example but, infact, Columbus was driven in his search for a faster trade route to Asia. The reward for doing so would have been tremendous.

Even in spiritual matters which have obvious foundation in evolutionary mechanisms, it is the rare individual that pursues rewards which are neither obvious nor material in nature.

8. Bask in the Failure
by Davina K. Brewer

Writes Davina:

We laud risk takers in the media, but so few of us really think along those lines.

Of course, if you are on social, you take risks all the time. The kind of risks that you can sweep under the carpet if they fail.

But what about the risks that won’t sweep under the carpet – if they fail? Collaboration, for example?

Stan Faryna
03 May 2012
Bucharest, Romania


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13 Responses to Most Post: Featuring @StartYourNovel @BruceSallan @seanclark @virtuosoblogger @TedRubin et al.

  1. Stan, you win the Internet for spotting the Lebowski reference.

    • Stan Faryna says:

      Now where the heck am I going to put the internet? My apartment is not so large. [grin]

  2. Thx for including me, Stan and THANKS for stoking the fires of the debate on that post! What a guy! LOL

    • Stan Faryna says:

      I can pull a Richard out of the hat like no one else! Is that a good thing? [laughing]

  3. The Magnet rocks and black is beautiful…… Abide that….

  4. It took me several hours to realize I am The Stranger in your allusion.

    Boy, am I slow today. Guess the bar done ate me this time. Tomorrow’s a whole ‘nother day.

  5. davinakbrewer says:

    Jefferson Airplane to Google+ – which I gotta get more involved with as today was another example, showing me how search is social. Cannot ignore it. Thanks so much for including my post, look forward to checking a few of these out. FWIW.

  6. TheJackB says:

    Always a pleasure to read your recommendations.

  7. Stan, honored to make your list! Thx! And, don’t forget we have Guy Kawasaki coming to #DadChat this Thursday, May 17 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PST – take a nap during the day!

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