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The Funny Thing About Leaving Comments

Taking Advice
Taking Advice

Taking advice from my own comments

Leaving my mark

A few days ago I made the following comment on Chris Brogan‘s Question for You While Preparing for 2009;

Steven Milstein 12.19.08 at 9:31 am

I have to agree with many of the comments above. Personally, I’d take a whack of those bullets & make them perquisites for the bootcamp. Why not blog a Prerequisite To-Do List with Chris’ Preferred Bookmark and let folks go off on their own to get them done? Maybe even give them an estimate of how much time they could expect to spend on each task. Personally, I think this approach is not only more scalable and containable, but it also ensures participants that you’ll get to the good stuff.

For me, that good stuff would not be the technology behind Chris Brogan but the classic Chris Brogan we read everyday. That would be the value add for me.

And speaking of Classic Chris Brogan stuff, it would be very much in your persona, and your curriculum, to link to some of your contributors. As I comment here, I’m number 26. That means there’s potentially 25 links ahead of me who could make that list. IMO, of course πŸ™‚

Despite my closing πŸ™‚ , I have to admint to being a little frustrated that Chris – who’s taught me so much & has such a huge social network, would exert his energy showing people what so many others – myself included, are already doing in their own special way. I was especially surprised that Chris, who’s always made it a point to link to others, wasn’t taking advantage of the this seemingly obvious opportunity to do so. And that’s why I left my comment.

Not being one to dwell too much on these things, I went off to tackle another one of my To-Do’s. Oddly enough the To-Do was from one of Chris’ earlier posts and one which he reiterated on above.

Claim the blog on Technorati.

Clutch in (or, changing gears, subject….)

I’ve been to Technorati but never understood this business of Claiming your blog. So, like a good little student, I followed the links and went through the process. By the way, you may be interested to know that, at the time of this writing, my blog is ranked 4,713,769 with 1 having the most blogs linked to it, and therefore being the Best! While I’m not aiming for the best, there is lots of room for improvement. So, I continued reading some of their tips & saw one like this;

Find out what others are writing and interested about and post something that helps them achieve their goal.

All altruism aside, this also happens to increase your own blogs awareness. And then I remembered that comment I left.

Clutch in. Taking my own and Technorati’s advice

Ding, ding, ding. So right after I publish this post – which I’m doing my best to keep short, I’m going to start a series of posts implementing Chris’s bootcamp scenario in Lotus Greenhouse Connections.

Clutch out.