I, among many others, get sick of the same people talking about the same things, linking to each other’s posts, and generally turning the echo chamber into an eardrum-ripping feedback loop.
However, at the same time that doesn’t mean don’t link to your friends if their content strikes your fancy and you find it worthy of commentary. To wit:
I like Chris because he has a no-BS attitude and eschews the rosy optimism that some of us portray in the social media business. “Sucky” personal brands, says Chris, are the ones that try to “clone” others in their space.
So here I am, linking to his post.
Actually, I think about this a lot. There is no point in emulating others and what they say. I’d rather take the good stuff and just use it in my work (thanks!). So, if I don’t do three brilliant ocial media-type blog posts in a week (hey, I was busy), I don’t worry. Read Chris Brogan or someone.
On the other hand, I don’t fuss if I’m not sure a post is up to snuff. I post it that’s me, and you’ll tell me if my stuff stinks.
This is exactly what I meant by the “not sure” post. Hasn’t the idea of liveblogging being replaced by “live-Tweeting” been played out for a while? The thing is, this transformation occurred afresh to Peter at a recent show– and it’s an entirely honest and (still) current topic. Worthy of commentary.
And yes, live-Tweeting and other media have made liveblogging obsolete, it seems. It’s a question of platform, not the activity itself.
I say, ignore him, that’s silly. The thing is, Chris has a great point that is better stated as “be generous.” But I wouldn’t frame it the way Chris did. We need to talk about ourselves (or our own businesses). That’s our only legitimate point of view (even journalists must admit this applies to them in a way).
When I raise money to fight cancer (at http://bit.ly/PMC2010, by the way), I frame it selfishly– my bike ride, my goals, my experiences- that’s what I know. When I talk about my work- social media- I can only discuss what I have done or learned.
Talk about yourself. Serve others.
Why try to be some “social media expert” about something like the PR/social media issues around the recent SeaWorld tragedy, when someone like Scott Monty has already done all the work? Plus, in his role at Ford, he could easily be sitting in the same position the SeaWorld folks are in now. It’s his job. Read the post, and think what might happen when, heaven forbid, something happens with Ford products
Let’s Go All the Way and Link to Myself
I’m glad to say that the MEdia Bullseye Radio Roundtable is back in production, and three episodes in, I have joined the rotating group of co-hosts with regular host Jen Zingsheim, speaking with Kelly Crane about ABC News, Twitter ads, and firing clients. Have a listen at the site, or: