Insane Loyalty and other social media DOHs

January 19, 2013

Insane Loyalty

And other social media DOHs

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna
Labrinth, Express Yourself
Recently, Dino Dogan spoke about insane loyalty. He calls it level 4 loyalty. It’s what Apple has. Apple has fans. 100s of millions of fans. Everyone has to have an iPhone or iPad – regardless of the inhumane conditions of the Chinese factories that produce iPhones and iPads.
Dino Dogan is saying that insane loyalty is key to success. Your success. Right?
Dino goes on to explain how insane loyalty is created by some of the biggest and best known brands.
Polarity
Stand for something and say so – fearlessly and without regard for any contention and criticism. But don’t take a stand on anything that may interest you, take a stand on a popular and polarizing issue or view.
Avatar
Understand Your Customer. Be your customer and/or talk to your customer. Speak to your customer’s interest.
Status
If you want to get people excited about what you are doing, your products and service have to confer status. And a status that is a catalyst for the esteem of others, connection, opportunity, membership or all of the above – that’s something that people want.
That’s what Dino seems to be saying.
Is Dino right or wrong?
If you think Dino is spot on, can you apply it and get insanely loyal customers or fans?
Leadership
Apple is not a leader. Nor was Steve Jobs. I’m not saying that the iThing is not crazy cool dreamy. It is the unrepentant disregard for the dignity of the human worker, however, that disqualifies Apple and Jobs from the honor roll.
For me, the question of loyalty is intimately bound to leadership and the good. True leadership is not about how much you can get out of it, it’s about how much you give and whether or not what you give is good. Leadership, true leadership, is about the courage to love. And the courage to be.
And there is nothing insane about true leadership and love. But there can be unimaginable beauty.

Stan Faryna
19 January 2012
Fairfax, Virginia

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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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Judgment Day

December 31, 2011

Judgment Day

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Christian Hollingsworth

I’ve been trying to write a blog post to wrap up the year. It’s not coming easily to the keyboard. My mind is distracted by pain. I am surrounded by it in a manner of speaking. My stomach, my bowels, my back, my legs, etcetera. I have several challenges to overcome and my recovery from salmonella is slower than I like.

The one human being that stands out this year. The one man that stands above all others for me. The one young man this year for which I am most grateful of another’s service to me is Christian Hollingsworth. His Week of Faryna rocked my world, his very generous donation to Nisha’s water project rocked my heart, and his personal card of encouragement that I received by post -it lifted me up.

Not because the Week of Faryna is fresh on my list of people and things for which I am grateful!

The timing, however, is perfect. Because it was a difficult year set with many challenges and, yes, even traps and petty conspiracies. Nonetheless, it is good to end the year overwhelmed with gratitude. Read the rest of this entry »


Blog Soup 2011.10.31 Happy Halloween

October 30, 2011

Blog Soup

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Blog Soup 2011.10.31.Happy Halloween

Lots of treats. Maybe a few tricks. All we can be sure of is that winter is coming.

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.

1. James St. JohnTriberr: They Want To Change The World

2. Yomar LopezHow Triberr Changes The Competitive Landscape

3. Neicole CrepeauFriday Fives: Tips For Using Triberr

Gary Portnoy, Where everybody knows your name (Cheers theme song)

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Blog Soup 2011.10.17 by Stan Faryna

October 17, 2011

Blog Soup
by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

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.

1. Yomar LopezHow Triberr Changes The Competitive Landscape

2. Jason YormarkTriberr: How I Increased My Reach to Over 300000…

3. Neicole CrepeauFriday Fives: Tips For Using Triberr

Gary Portnoy, Where everybody knows your name (Cheers theme song)

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Confessions of a freak-geek-misfit and time agent in exile. Faryna Podcast EP8.

August 8, 2011

Confessions of a freak-geek-misfit and time agent in exile.
by Stan Faryna

Warning:

This blog post and podcast includes adult language used in a sparing but strong manner. If you are offended by adult language, check out the other podcasts linked at the bottom of this blog post.

When we bring light to darkness, some things must be said. Otherwise, the light cannot penetrate.

Play the soundcloud player to hear the podcast. It sounds awesome with earphones or played on hi-fi speakers.

Mobile users: you should be able to hear the podcast here.

Stacey Herbert’s blog post on DIY Blogger NET inspired a dozen or more of heart-warming human stories from some of the most amazing bloggers out there. And it wasn’t just the blog posts that were awesome, the comments were often just as warming, just as inspiring, and – healing – as the blog posts.

Stacey writes about some of the #NA (NicheAmnesty) blog posts here. Her next step is to take this community building to the next level with NicheAmnesty.TV. You can also learn more here. Read the rest of this entry »


“Yippee-ki-yay, MFs…” @Faryna shouted as he pressed publish on WordPress.

May 10, 2011

Keyword repetition is out.

Google search results changed this week. Yes, the pages are cleaner. Lighter. You may or may not be a fan of white design – that’s your problem. Anyway, the new look may or may not be what sticks. But that’s not the big deal. In fact, the design change was a distraction.

The big deal is that Google is ranking pages and relevance somewhat differently this week. And SEO experts still don’t know what to say or how to game the new factors. Despite the hush, last week’s update to Google’s new Panda search ranking algorithm has had the kind of impact on business that is garnering lawsuits against Google. Read the rest of this entry »