Gini Dietrich

Four Reasons You’re Not a Media Company

By: Gini Dietrich | June 20, 2011 | 

At last week’s Vocus User’s Conference, I had the pleasure of sitting in on Adam Singer’s session.

He spoke about the importance of becoming a media company and about building equity in a community.

Last week, we talked here a bit about the importance of building your own community via your own website or blog.

Adam repeats that importance by saying, “Most companies are playing around in platforms someone else owns. Most companies are not building a hub for traction.”

Following are the four reasons you’re not a media company (yet) and Adam’s recommendations for solving these issues.

You have a lack of cadence

People ask me all the time how many times they should blog. In fact, Marcus Sheridan wrote a fun post last week about ย the best blogging schedule (hint, it’s not the same for everyone).

Three years ago I would have answered that question differently. Now I’ll tell you that consistency is key. If you decide you want to blog once a week or once a month, that’s fine. Just do it on the same day at the same time so people know when to expect to be able to read or view your brilliance.

My favorite thing Adam said during the presentation (which was to a room full of communication professionals) was,

If you can’t come up with a blog post idea every day, you’re in the wrong field. Put on your media hat and go tell the story.

To him, this means you should be blogging daily. To me, however, people are creatures of habits. Just let them know when and how often to expect your content.

You’re focusing only on Facebook and Twitter

We’ve also talked quite a bit here and at Jayme Soulati’s blog about how important it is that communication professionals learn some marketing skills. While I usually focus on the numbers, the math, Adam says you also have to think beyond Facebook and Twitter.

The Web is bigger than the two social networks. You must learn how to use search and social.

You shouldn’t be marketing on the web if you don’t have conversion goals. Get access to your analytics, have your techy guys show you how to add goals, and track those goals. Don’t know what those goals should be? Call me. I’ll help you.

Your design is outdated

Come on, people! With WordPress and a few plugins, your design can be updated and pretty. Sure, it may cost you a couple hundred bucks when it’s all said and done, but that money is well spent when you’re competing on the web with other companies who’ve taken the time and invested in their content efforts upfront.

Too often companies invest in their design after they hit a certain pinnacle. Are you sure you want 10,000 readers before you invest in design? My guess is no…because you won’t get to 10,000 readers with crappy design. Don’t know what to focus on? Ingrid Abboud asked her readers a couple of weeks ago what they look for when they visit a blog. Read the comments there. You’ll get plenty of ideas.

And guess what? Once you buy your domain and upgrade to (from .com), most of the plugins are free.

Do it. Do it now.

No one understands your content

Are you using corporate Bingo, as Lisa Gerber calls it? That means you’re using acronyms and vernacular only your colleagues can decipher.

We work with a Fortune 10 company that uses acronyms in their every day speak. It took us two years to a) figure out what the heck they were saying and b) get them to stop.

Adam says the secret to producing content is to publish a blog on your own. As communication professionals, this is extremely important.

When I wanted to figure out what worked and what didn’t, I launched My BFF’s Beauty Bag as a test blog. You’ll see I’ve published nothing there for two years, but this launched me into writing for Spin Sucks every day. I understood how to build a community on the blog using Twitter and Facebook as promotion tools. I understood what content people wanted to read about. And I learned who I needed to follow in order to gain inspiration and ideas.

I know. I know. We’re all busy. You don’t have time. Blah, blah, blah.

If you really want to understand how to produce great content, it’s non-negotiable.

Ask yourself these questions

As you learn how to develop content for your company or for your clients, Adam suggests you ask yourself the following questions:

  • So what? How is this useful/different/fresh?
  • Does it have character and uniqueness?
  • Is it relevant to my target audience?
  • Does my headline stand out?
  • Will the content make people look funny or smart by sharing it?

He says,

You have to care about your content. Be creative, be networked, and be passionate.

So what can you do, today, to either get started or freshen your content?

P.S. You can visit The Future Buzz for more information, charts, graphs, and case studies on solving these four issues. The blog post is here.


About Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks,ย co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She alsoย is the lead blogger atย Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

  • Soulati

    What a fab post and food for thought. Thanks for the love, Gin Blossom. I’m coming back to share and echo some of these when I return from being taxi service. I kinda like being the first to comment…at least I’m on the ball somewhere today! Happy Monday and great to know Vocus put out.

  • ginidietrich

    @Soulati Oh they put out and I didn’t even have to buy them dinner!

  • This is a really helpful post for both people and companies with established blogs and those looking to start a blog. I found the “Questions to Ask Yourself” to be the most important. I am going to copy & paste these onto my desktop notes and remind myself to read them before I hit publish. Thanks as always!

  • You get to have all the fun!

    As an inconsistent person, I will second the need for consistency

  • adamsinger

    Thanks for the post on my session Gini – and BTW, it was great to finally meet you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Glenn Ferrell

    Gini – I think that (fundamentally) you’re just a great conversationalist who has forgotten that you are talking through a keyboard (I almost said – gag – typewriter) instead of face-to-face. ๐Ÿ™‚

    There is a nice little blog checklist embedded in this post. I always have such difficulty collating my past tweets, it would be nice to see a post of “best blogging checklists” sometime. I know that is not precisely in your target area but… just saying.

  • samtaracollier

    Spin sucks is my inspiration on how to do blogging right! It’s dependable, on schedule, entertaining AND incredibly informative. I get a lot of my inspiration right here ๐Ÿ™‚

    Because I work in the legal industry 50% of the time I try and put a legal spin on all the latest social media news. If it affects lawyers and law firms I write about it, if not, I don’t. I need to work on creating a schedule though – no too good at that!

  • Adam is one of the best media guys and bloggers out there, full stop. I read his blog religiously and, though I may not comment all the time, I sure as hell appreciate what he’s doing.

  • Excellent! I’ve been doing all of these and I have to say that this plus a little bit more definitely works. I will disagree about the “crappy design” because I’ve deliberately not updated mine to see where I can go and I’m at 10k visits a month – but I have thought about updating it to see what it gets me (it’s all about experimenting with me!). So I very much appreciate what you say here, especially the call to cut out the jargon.

  • Corporate Bingo was one of my favorite posts on SS. It’s such a great description of the disease which affects many offices across the world.

    Great questions by @adamsinger . It’s like cycling isn’t? There is no finish line, we need to work at it everyday to keep it interesting and alive.

  • People over think blogging. They spend too much time worrying about what they are going to write and trying to make sure that it is perfect. There is a reason why people practice writing and that is because practice makes you better at it.

    You get better at developing story ideas and better at producing posts. Adam is right, there are a million story ideas staring at us daily. Sit down and start writing.

    And you Gini are correct about the ease of setting up a blog. The costs are minimal and the only significant one is time.

  • HowieSPM

    First of all I am media. No media exists except for me. Look up Wikipedia what Media is. Hurry before they change it back!

    I call it CAIM. Do you know CAIM? You should. It means Chief Alien Is Media.

    The Lingo Thing is really important. Especially if people who are not industry specific might read your blog. My last Corp job was selling similar parts into Aerospace, Military, Automotive, and Healthcare Device Industry. They all had different lingo and it drove me nuts.

    But the lingo meanings when written long hand have meaning everywhere. I used to be asked for a ROM price. Rough Order of Magnitude. It’s just a PRICE ESTIMATE! You aren’t locked in just gives the customer an idea of what something will cost (I worked on special engineering projects). In Advertising we have a lot of lingo too. Worst is CPM. Because M to me is Million but they use the Roman version meaning Thousand. =P

  • ExtremelyAvg

    This was a good article and reminds me how much my own blog sucks. I really need to invest some time in making it less horrific to view. I’m adding it to my todo list.

  • Soulati

    May I please ask you a question? Why did you elect to label yourself as “extremely average?” Is that good branding? I bet you’re quite top notch (after all, you’re here), and as a marketing/PR tweep, I’d like to suggest you alter your self image so people who don’t know you might want to. Just sayin’ and no offense suggested. I don’t know you, but I’d like to! @ExtremelyAvg

  • Soulati

    OK, promised I’d stop back…interesting thoughts over @DannyBrown guest post today re “when you begin to monetize you lose the passion, hot content” via @mschechter aka Superman (I mean did you look at his avatar??).

    When newbie bloggers begin, it’s a struggle to find voice for a good six months (hard to teach that and it’s an experience you have to experience). It takes a year to get to those other points you raise above, and then the dance begins — when to tweak design, how to keep content fresh, what can you do about being passionate every day you write, and recognizing most of all that when you force it everyone can tell.

    Where I’m struggling to bridge is in re the “becoming a media company?” What exactly does that have to do with content marketing and blogging tips?

  • Soulati

    Howie, I’m gonna “like” this comment b/c I really don’t think anyone else will. I’m in your camp, we’re flying a spaceship together, Man. @HowieSPM

  • PattiRoseKnight

    I love when Gini says: Do it. Do it now. You better go do it now ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Corporate Bingo. Brillient. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, and by the way, you need not spend hundreds on a great looking site even. I joined a premium theme group for something like $40 and installed 1 premium theme on our newest blog and am in the process of updating my old site with another – all for the same price. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ExtremelyAvg


    Soulati . I am, at my core, someone who loves words. I like how they play off of one another and have the power to elicit a chuckle.

    About 12 years ago, my roommate’s fiancรฉ bought a new Treeing Walker coon hound. She named him Roger. Treeing Walker coon hounds look like beagles, but have long legs. When he was a puppy, he was ALL legs and cute. My other roommate, Bryce Miller (Currently the Executive Sports Editor for the Des Moines Register, and a fine wordsmith), looked at Roger and said, “Roger, you are…extremely average.” It struck my funny bone and made me laugh deep down in my soul. When it came time to choose a name for my blog (Jan 2, 2010), I knew I couldn’t name it anything else.

    It is a great brand for me. I think it is easy to remember and maybe…just maybe…a little bit funny. (Note: I hadn’t coined the phrase #howlermonkeyanst or #blockopotamus at that time, but by then it was too late. I did consider rantopotamus.)

    As for being a marketing PR tweet, I am really not. I am a blogger who Gini found wondering the wasteland of the internet. She kindly RTed a guest post I did for BMoxie. It had been dormant for a month or so. Her one RT led to other RTs and additional couple of thousand views. I then promised I would write her a guest post…spent 7 months NOT writing a post and then finally got it done. Now I give anything social media/snark related to either Gini or Shonali. That is why I am here…just to hang out with the cool kids.

  • Soulati

    Points taken, Friend! Love that storytelling knack you have, too. Thanks for sharing how you came to be and being so good about it. @ExtremelyAvg

  • bdorman264

    @HowieSPM Well sir, I do believe we have been called out but I’m sure she probably had you in mind; after all, I’m the invisible one. I mean, how can you not notice an alien?

    Howie’s my bud, @Soulati I have to like; we stick together like that………:)

  • Soulati

    Yeah, I see how you both use free blogging tools instead of migrate to; Uh-huh, like glue to feathers. @bdorman264 @HowieSPM

  • bdorman264

    I hear ya and I don’t even have anything silly to say. All I know is if you set your goals low enough, it really is hard to be disappointed.

    If I would have even had an inkling of how this was going to go, there are probably a few things I would have done differently. I didn’t jump into this thinking I’m going to grow my blog to X. I just wanted to be able to comment and reply and thought it was part of the ‘game’.

    Of course, now the pressure is on because I’m really at a crossroad. Do I just keep the blog personal and continue to crank out fluff or do I step back and map out a plan; not necessarily a business plan but what I want to look like in 90 days? It would certainly be very easy to do nothing.

    I think one of my steps in the plan is who do I want to align with and start being more pro-active to make it happen.

    I really was supposed to be invisible; I didn’t make up the name trying to be cute………..I’m not that smart………………just sayin’………….

    Yes, I believe it was about mid-April when you told me to ‘Do It Now’.

  • ginidietrich

    @rachaelseda I especially like the last one: Is what I’m writing going to make my community smarter?

  • ginidietrich

    @faybiz So did you just make a commitment to be consistent??

  • ginidietrich

    @adamsinger It was awesome to finally meet you, too! Thanks for the great content ideas!

  • ginidietrich

    @Glenn Ferrell LOL! We just had a conversation about the typewriter the other day. Too funny. And thank you!

    I like the blog checklist idea. We were talking about some content ideas in our staff meeting this morning and more blogging tips came up. So I will take your advice.

  • ginidietrich

    @samtaracollier The schedule really helps because you have stuff to write even when inspiration doesn’t strike. I’ve begun adding drafts in my admin so I can stay on schedule and get the right content out (not blog posts about nothing). It really, really helps.

    And thank you for the nice compliment. You’re welcome anytime! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ginidietrich

    @DannyBrown I agree. And he has really good ideas that aren’t stuck in the echo chamber.

  • ginidietrich

    @wabbitoid Update your design! I’ll bet it helps. Immensely. It did for Spin Sucks when we updated a year ago.

  • ginidietrich

    @johnfalchetto We play Corporate Bingo here a lot. It’s fun! It is like cycling…or running…or growing a business. There is no finish line – just steps along the way.

  • ginidietrich

    @TheJackB I tell people all the time that if they pay attention they’ll see blog posts in every day life. Kind of like the post you wrote about the mean moms. I loved that one!

  • ginidietrich

    @HowieSPM ROM?!? That made me LOL!! Adam said, “Good blogging is industry agnostic.” Say amen, Alien. Amen.

  • ginidietrich

    @bdorman264 @HowieSPM Oh it was to both of you. Invisible or not.

  • ginidietrich

    @ExtremelyAvg Your writing is SO GOOD that everything you do should match it. It’s so easy and you’ll draw a larger audience for your pet projects. You deserve HUGE success.

  • @ginidietrich crafty woman.

    I think we all do each day when we wake up- or at least we try. I can’t be consistent about it

  • ginidietrich

    @faybiz LOL!!

  • ginidietrich

    @Soulati I think you misread. These are content tips, not blogging tips. The point about creating your own blog is a great way to figure out how to deliver good content before using it for your company. For those of us who work with many companies, it’s IMPERATIVE we understand how all of this works, by using the tools ourselves, before we consult clients. That was the point Adam made that I wanted to drive home.

  • ginidietrich

    @PattiRoseKnight Now if I could just get everyone to listen!

  • ginidietrich

    @Sean McGinnis I think, by the time it’s all said and done, you’ll spend a couple hundred bucks: Your domain name, a theme, some plugins that cost a few bucks (SEO Scribe, clickzy, etc.).

  • ginidietrich

    @bdorman264 I think if any of us realized how it was going to go, we would have done things differently. I spent two days with really smart bloggers and was kicking myself for things they’re doing that I’m not. It’s all in how we handle change and how flexible we are in making those changes.

    You know what I think you should do…

  • @ginidietrich I think it is time to run that experiment – have enough baseline data. I also think I know what I want to do with it, too. Give me a few weeks, and then after I have it up a few weeks I’ll have before and after data, so about the end of July. This should be fun!

  • Soulati

    Wait, wait don’t tell me…was it the reader who misread or the blogger who miswrote? Kidding. Got it. Yet, it gave me pause…”content tips, NOT blogging tips.” Seems to go hand in hand to me… @ginidietrich

  • I’m in the real estate niche. The challenge most (if not all) realtors face is that of how to stand out in a crowded market-place. And yet, I think too many real estate agents undermine the importance of having a good quality site design.

    If your design is outdated and doesn’t look professional and fresh, you can forget about making any headway past the competition. Same goes for your content. Frankly, the success of any real estate (or other business) blog is dependent on your ability to develop fresh new content, consistently.


  • End rant.

  • bdorman264

    @ginidietrich Trust me, it’s not falling on deaf ears; I just need to kick it in gear…..

  • ExtremelyAvg

    @Soulati Another reason is that nobody wants to be friends with someone who calls themselves SuperAwesomeGuy. No, that guy is most likely to get pulled out of his classic triumph TR-3, and beaten about the head and shoulders with is pipe, and have the elbow patches torn off his tweed blazer…and stuffed down his throat. Nobody wants to be THAT guy.

  • ginidietrich

    @Soulati Maybe I did miswrite. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was super early this morning. And it was storming so my body felt like it was midnight.

  • ginidietrich

    @wabbitoid YES!!

  • @bdorman264 So what you are waiting for, a boot to the head, poke in the eye, kick in the ass, fame, fortune, Halley’s Comet…@ginidietrich

  • Corporate Bingo! I love that! I have to start blogging for the company (since I am a “staff writer” but they like snazzy stuff with lots of acronyms. Me? I would rather tell small businesses how to keep people (clients and workers – but especially workers) happy.The only other business writing I seem to be good at is taking an example (like Rep. Weiner) and breaking down what happened.

    The questions for the content are really great. I ask myself similar questions with my own blog.I ask is this useful/touching/inspiring before it gets posted. If it makes me shed tears, it is likely someone else will shed some too.

    I am getting to a point with my blog (nearing post number 50!) where I have to do something. I am going to move it and get it hosted and try to make it pretty. God help me!

  • @ginidietrich @Soulati Wait – Chicago only has storms at midnight?

  • ginidietrich

    @RicardoBueno AND (if I may join your rant) the idea that you have to do what everyone else does insane. The best way to win is to be faster and better than your competition…and that means online, too.

  • ginidietrich

    @TheJackB @bdorman264 Haley’s Comet works for me!

  • ginidietrich

    @DannyBrown @Soulati No, dummy. It was super dark so it looked like it was midnight outside.

  • Soulati

    OMGosh; Is that the Chicago Bears? My favorite team of all time? I soooo miss you, Chicago; coming home soon! (Thanks, Patti.) @PattiRoseKnight

  • bdorman264

    @TheJackB @ginidietrich Well, I was kinda hoping to win the lottery first but my luck hasn’t been so good…….

  • adamtoporek

    So, let me understand this: whenever-I-get-around-to-it is not a posting schedule people can relate to? Okay, that explains a lot.

    This post is a nice smack upside the head. The regularity thing has been my bete noire so far in this game. Marcus’ post on scheduling gave me some inspiration, as you could see success being achieved via many different schedules, but I still need to find a schedule that works.

    Btw, I love that you used the word “cadence” in discussing posting frequency!

  • MandyBurrell

    “Are you using corporate Bingo in your web content?” Nice post, @ginidietrich!

  • NancyD68

    @ginidietrich I ask myself questions all the time. “What is the meaning of life?” “Who am I?” And “Who is that nut in the tracksuit?”

  • adamtoporek

    @ExtremelyAvg @Soulati with his meerschaum pipe no doubt!

  • alexwood15

    Terrific post here Gini. We’re shooting for ‘consistency is key’. Have an additional question, apart from TW and FB, what do you think is the most powerful social tool to help grow subscribers?

  • ginidietrich

    @MandyBurrell LOL! Thanks!

  • ginidietrich

    @NancyD68 I ask that last question, too!

  • ginidietrich

    @NancyD68 It’s really too bad they’ve hired you, but won’t take your counsel. I know I should be all uplifting and help you find a way to work within the confines, but with what I know, it’s going to be really hard for you to be successful if you have to write content full of acronyms and industry baloney. As Adam says, “Good content is industry agnostic.” Which means the same great content could work for your company blog and mine.

  • ginidietrich

    @adamtoporek When I started out, I did Tuesdays and Thursdays by 9 a.m. Then I added Wednesdays. Then I added Fridays. Then I added Mondays. They I started publishing by 7 a.m. Then I added a second Friday post. Then I added guest bloggers. Then I added a Sunday tips post. So it’s not like you have to maintain the same schedule all the time. Get yourself in a habit and add from there.

  • NancyD68

    @ginidietrich you love me Gini! Just admit it. I may use that pic in a blog post.

  • ginidietrich

    @alexwood15 For us, it’s Triberr (which I guess is a Twitter tool), then Google, then StumbleUpon, then LinkedIn, then the other bookmarking tools (Reddit, Delicious, Digg).

  • ExtremelyAvg

    @ginidietrich @alexwood15

    How does one get invited to a Triberr tribe? I tried to figure it out, got confused, then ate a cookie while I became fussy.

  • @adamtoporek Just write. Believe in yourself and just write.

  • ginidietrich

    @ExtremelyAvg I can help you! The idea is you network with, and RT the work of, bloggers who match your Twitter and blogging goals. Are there bloggers you can point to that will/can help your fiction writing goals? Give me some names and I’ll help you get started.

  • @ginidietrich What if your Twitter and Blogging goals are to become the leading PR agency in Chicago, except you live in a different state. Can you still help. ๐Ÿ˜‰ @ExtremelyAvg

  • ExtremelyAvg

    @ginidietrichThat is an interesting question. I will make a list of people who might be able to help. Once I have it, I will send up a S.O.S (possibly in smoke signals…though I could use carrier pigeon, if you prefer.)

  • @ginidietrich The challenge is being better and then faster. Being faster kills some companies because they make too many mistakes. @RicardoBueno

  • ginidietrich

    @TheJackB @ExtremelyAvg No. Then I will send you to live with the fishes.

  • ginidietrich

    @ExtremelyAvg Could you send via owl, a la Harry Potter?

  • @ginidietrich I used to be a competitive swimmer. The fish and I get along famously.Not as well as Aquaman does, but good enough to keep the sharks away. Must be my big teeth.@ExtremelyAvg

  • ginidietrich

    @lisarobbinyoung It was a REALLY good session!

  • lisarobbinyoung

    @ginidietrich So i’m noticing – lots of great stuff and links in that post!

  • ginidietrich

    @NancyD68 I do love you. It’s true.

  • ginidietrich

    @PointA_PointB LOL

  • ginidietrich

    @TheJackB Let’s see a picture!

  • NancyD68

    @ginidietrich and I love you too! I tried to save you some pizza, but Dennis ate it. Men!

  • ExtremelyAvg

    @ginidietrichI don’t have an owl. Oh well, I guess I will just have to use the old email thing. Seems so last decade though.

  • ginidietrich

    @ExtremelyAvg It really does. See what you can do about an owl.

  • @ginidietrich Of my teeth?

  • ginidietrich

    @TheJackB YES!

  • @ginidietrich I would hate to scare you.

  • HowieSPM

    @ginidietrich @ExtremelyAvg what kind of cookie did you have and why did you not share?

  • HowieSPM

    @ginidietrich @bdorman264 I love how Bill says he has nothing funny to say right before saying something really funny. He should give Dane Cook lessons because that guy needs the help!

  • HowieSPM

    @bdorman264 @TheJackB @ginidietrich Bill I have been to your blog a few times how much more luck do you need. I got scared off because my inbox was filled with ‘new comment on BillDorman’s Blog’ but with some luck I will timidly peek in again. For a guy who doesn’t call himself a blogger you get more love than Chris Brogan and Gini combined.

    I myself prefer anonymity so I can win the lottery.

  • HowieSPM

    @ginidietrich @TheJackB Some of the best blogs are kind of random streams of consciousness. When we are the bar chatting about the universe and why SpinSucks isn’t ranked higher on the NY Times Blog List do we really think about formatting our thoughts and structure and ending with a rhetorical question?

  • HowieSPM

    @ginidietrich @wabbitoid I really miss the Kitten Themed Wallpaper

  • ginidietrich

    @NancyD68 Tell Dennis I’d hate to have to use his slugger on him

  • ginidietrich

    @lanevance Thanks!

  • ginidietrich

    @TheJackB I’m sure I can handle it!

  • ginidietrich

    @HowieSPM @ExtremelyAvg I didn’t get a cookie!

  • HowieSPM

    @ginidietrich @rachaelseda But what the goal is to get really smart people into your blog because they say ‘Oh my god are you that dumb? Here let me educate you….’ Trust me it works. I use that strategy.

  • HowieSPM

    @ginidietrich @Soulati did Vocus buy you a pair of Volcom shorts like they did me Gini?

  • @HowieSPM Ah, random is my specialty. It is absolutely my favorite thing to blog about. You just never know where it is going to end up, now do you?@ginidietrich

  • alexwood15

    @ginidietrich Thanks Gini! Triberr is something I’ll have to familiarise myself with. btw the blog we’re building is coming along nicely and the plans for an end-July launch are looking good! Y.A.Y!

  • Jeepers… you just gave me a lot to think about. ๐Ÿ™‚

    –Tony Gnau

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  • bdorman264

    @HowieSPM @ginidietrich Hey, don’t link me up w/ Dane Cook. I was trying to be serious…………… is quite the chore for me…….

  • bdorman264

    @HowieSPM @TheJackB @ginidietrich There is some truth to that when I win the lottery; not only will I have all these relatives crawling out of the wood work, but I’m sure my ‘community’ will want a piece of the action now too, huh?

    Ok,ok, I have a blog and I write; but you know what real bloggers look like. The only thing I’m in demand for is another donation to the United Way. Please sign your name right here, sir.

  • kamkansas

    I love, love Lisa Gerber’s corporate Bingo! Each industry seems to have its own jargon, and many people in that industry are convinced that everyone on Earth knows what those acronyms and their jargonese means. It is really tough to convince them that describing their work in plain English will be better for everyone.

    This post solidly confirms the reasons why I’m working to develop my own website and blog. You DO need your own hub to truly build a community and gain traction. Adam Singer was one of the first people I followed on Twitter, and I think his advice is right on. Thanks so much for sharing this post, Spin Sucks!

  • @ginidietrich @adamtoporek Now that answer is why we come to Gini’s blog again and again and again, ehh Adam? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • ginidietrich

    @TheSalesLion Me likey you for likey that posty

  • adamtoporek

    @Marcus_Sheridan @ginidietrich and again and again and again… ๐Ÿ™‚

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