5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without
5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without
by
Kat French Kat French

* For the record, I didn’t see Jason’s funny video yesterday covering some of the same ground. I agree with it, but I didn’t see it before penning this post.

My goal lately has been to bring the value in a serious way, but today, I just need a little rant.

(Sorry, Jason! I’ll get back to posting massively helpful stuff next week. Promise!)

I subscribe to a lot of social media bloggers and I follow a lot of social media pros on Twitter. Mostly it’s been great—I can keep tabs on what’s being discussed among my peers and mentors in the social media sphere.

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But so help me God, if I have to read one more post/tweet/status about the following topics, I’m packing up my laptop and mobile device to join the Amish for a week.

Or possibly the Mennonites—they make awesome baked goods, and I love me some blackberry jam.

  1. Fake, sleazy, bad or just under-qualified, social media “experts.” Yes, I know they’re out there. Yes, it’s irritating. Yes, it makes it even harder for experienced practitioners to get credibility. Stop whining already. Life coaches, massage therapists, yoga instructors, SEOs, real estate agents and a dozen other career fields have been dealing with the same issue for way longer. All of them (except maybe SEOs) have realized ignoring them and doing great work is the best policy. Let’s follow suit.
  2. The “personal branding” debate. It’s important! It’s not! It’s important! It’s not! Lather! Rinse! Repeat!
  3. The new Facebook. I know this was actually a relevant topic for a while as folks who have client and brand presences there had to figure out the implications, but seriously—stick a fork in it—it’s done now.
  4. Conference nose-rubbing I mean “liveblogging.” Yes, people, it’s awesome that you get to go to cool conferences and rub shoulders with “rock stars” and play Guitar Hero World Tour until the wee hours. Truly, I’m happy for you. Or not. Maybe I’m just a bitter #sxsworphan. Here’s a thought: if the rest of us could get away from work to experience every detail of every web conference happening this year, we’d probably be there. And we’d be broke. Conferences are expensive and plentiful.
  5. The social media fishbowl/echo chamber/other metaphor that involves the word “circle” which I will not repeat here because I’m a lady, dammit. Here’s the irony—by writing about it over and over, guess what you’re doing?

I guess it boils down to being a little tired of the epidemic of random complaining, whining, and general bellyaching among those writing about the social web in the last few months. I’m not suggesting everybody up their dosage of fluoxetine and start singing “C’mon Get Happy!”

That would just be weird.

If you’re earning a living on the social web, that’s fantastic. Go, you! Share your successes (if you can without getting into proprietary stuff). Share your failures (if you’re that bold). Share your new ideas that may or may not work.

And maybe take a moment to be grateful that (A) you have a job in this economy (B) you get to do real, billable work instead of trying to create a portfolio made up of failed pitches or your own blog and (C) you get paid to make friends on the internet.

Things are tough all over, sport. Somehow, I think you’ll survive.

[End rant.]

Photos courtesy aturkus and cloudsoup on flickr.

About the Author

Kat French
Kat French is the Client Services and Content Manager at SME Digital. An exceptional writer, Kat combines creativity with an agile, get-it-done attitude across a broad range of experience in content strategy, copywriting, community management and social media marketing. She has worked with national brands like Maker's Mark, Daytona Beach Tourism, CafePress and more.
  • deereggs

    seems like your jealous on every topic about something or someone out there….

  • Notjudith Dex

    Yeah I agree with others. Facebook talk is annoying., I don’t like it too.

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  • billlublin

    Kat;
    I did see Jason's video before I read your post – enjoyed his- loved yours. Perhaps its the whimsical look in your photo – could be the clever well written post. I dunno – could be the resonance of one commonwealth to another (Hey from Pennsylvania!)
    ;-)
    In any case, I'm a fan now.

  • billlublin

    Kat;
    I did see Jason's video before I read your post – enjoyed his- loved yours. Perhaps its the whimsical look in your photo – could be the clever well written post. I dunno – could be the resonance of one commonwealth to another (Hey from Pennsylvania!)
    ;-)
    In any case, I'm a fan now.

  • billlublin

    Kat;
    I did see Jason's video before I read your post – enjoyed his- loved yours. Perhaps its the whimsical look in your photo – could be the clever well written post. I dunno – could be the resonance of one commonwealth to another (Hey from Pennsylvania!)
    ;-)
    In any case, I'm a fan now.

  • Most of us, too chicken to admit it, should just simply say, I agree!

  • Most of us, too chicken to admit it, should just simply say, I agree!

  • Most of us, too chicken to admit it, should just simply say, I agree!

  • Anonymous

    @Shih_Wei Work through social media but do real work – Who will you meet today? http://bit.ly/tvSV9 (by @knealemann, via @dan_larkin)

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    RT @knealemann: it is my honor to share a brilliant @SuzeMuse. If you read nothing else today, read this. http://onemann.blogspot.com

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    @prask Thanks for posting great piece.

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    @slboval RT@knealemann: sharing a brilliant piece from @SuzeMuse. If you read nothing else today, read this. http://onemann.blogspot.com

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    @jasonharlequin
    RT@knealemann: sharing a brilliant piece from @SuzeMuse. If you read nothing else today, read this. http://onemann.blogspot.com

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  • Anonymous

    @dan_larkin Work through social, but do real work: RT @knealemann: "So, who will you meet today? http://onemann.blogspot.com"

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  • Brilliant.

    Kneale Mann’s last blog post..Friends – Colleagues – Storytellers

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  • RT @TheRealPRMan: Funny and on Target — 5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without http://ow.ly/2DRE #PR #marketing #socialmedia

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  • Dan

    I totally love this article, you absolutely rock on this one, and yes, we do fish bowl on social media, but the question for me and anyone else is how much of what we “know” or what we “do” is influenced by the small number of people we follow on those same social channels. Are we hurting ourselves by only paying attention to our friends?

    Thanks Much!
    r/d

  • Dan

    I totally love this article, you absolutely rock on this one, and yes, we do fish bowl on social media, but the question for me and anyone else is how much of what we “know” or what we “do” is influenced by the small number of people we follow on those same social channels. Are we hurting ourselves by only paying attention to our friends?

    Thanks Much!
    r/d

  • Dan

    I totally love this article, you absolutely rock on this one, and yes, we do fish bowl on social media, but the question for me and anyone else is how much of what we “know” or what we “do” is influenced by the small number of people we follow on those same social channels. Are we hurting ourselves by only paying attention to our friends?

    Thanks Much!
    r/d

  • RT: @yrkrishi: 5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without http://ow.ly/2IhF #socialmedia

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  • You want to socialize you will get the good the bad and the ugly.

    here you have showed the bad, what about sharing with us the good

  • Funny -> 5 Social Media Topics I Could do Without: http://tinyurl.com/cnmjef

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  • Preach it sister!

    I do love Twitter and find people connecting on all kinds of levels. I can post about missing my mom (RIP), about music, my kids or business. What I can’t do is be on Twitter ALL DAY cause…I’m working! Duh!

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  • @amandachapel Bloggers blogging about blogs and bloggers = No. 5 on this list: http://is.gd/rnCd

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  • Amen, sister: http://bit.ly/yPxXv – 5 social media topics we could all do without.

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  • Great points and definitely agree on hearing too much of the same ideas/thoughts over and over.

    A question (perhaps for a future blog post) I pose to you is, what topics would you like to see more of in social media?

  • Great points and definitely agree on hearing too much of the same ideas/thoughts over and over.

    A question (perhaps for a future blog post) I pose to you is, what topics would you like to see more of in social media?

  • Great points and definitely agree on hearing too much of the same ideas/thoughts over and over.

    A question (perhaps for a future blog post) I pose to you is, what topics would you like to see more of in social media?

  • Reading: “5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without | Social Media Explorer” ( http://tinyurl.com/cnmjef )

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  • RT @ValerieStevens: 5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without | Social Media Explorer http://ow.ly/2sGv -I’m with you, nice work, Kat.

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  • Liz

    I'm guilty of this myself but I would add number 6: Auto-DM complaints. :)

  • Liz

    I'm guilty of this myself but I would add number 6: Auto-DM complaints. :)

  • Liz

    I'm guilty of this myself but I would add number 6: Auto-DM complaints. :)

  • I noticed recently that when I was on holidays I updated my Facebook status with lighthearted fun stuff, but as soon as I returned to my work desk my status messages reflected much of the work I normally do during any given day. I have a ‘work Facebook’ and a ‘personal Facebook’ so I try to keep the personal one updated with more of how I ‘feel’. Doesn’t always work, but I try. One of the things I have to deal with is how many people are on my personal Facebook that really should be on my work Facebook. Its a work in progress so I don’t stress about it. I use the elements of it that are relevant to me and my work and rather than let it rule me, I rule it.

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  • Love this: 5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without http://tinyurl.com/cnmjef from: @JasonFalls

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  • As far as rants go, this was a good one Kat.

    I don't think these particular topics will die down anytime soon, especially the hack factor. It kind of falls on deaf ears to me too, given that I entered the communication field as a professional writer. Nowadays, everyone is a writer (until you scan the wire).

    If it's any consolation, you might like to know that “what to put in an advertising headline” still receives healthy dose of debate (after a couple hundred years or so).

    All my best,
    Rich

  • As far as rants go, this was a good one Kat.

    I don't think these particular topics will die down anytime soon, especially the hack factor. It kind of falls on deaf ears to me too, given that I entered the communication field as a professional writer. Nowadays, everyone is a writer (until you scan the wire).

    If it's any consolation, you might like to know that “what to put in an advertising headline” still receives healthy dose of debate (after a couple hundred years or so).

    All my best,
    Rich

  • As far as rants go, this was a good one Kat.

    I don't think these particular topics will die down anytime soon, especially the hack factor. It kind of falls on deaf ears to me too, given that I entered the communication field as a professional writer. Nowadays, everyone is a writer (until you scan the wire).

    If it's any consolation, you might like to know that “what to put in an advertising headline” still receives healthy dose of debate (after a couple hundred years or so).

    All my best,
    Rich

  • Reading: 5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without http://tinyurl.com/cnmjef

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  • This is one of the big reasons people and companies need plans when getting into social media. Its so easy to not get “real” work done. As you said there is difference when using things like twitter so plan it out to use your time effectively.

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  • RT @apture: 5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without: http://jijr.com/h6oG – what are you MOST sick of? (a fine rant)

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  • 5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without: http://jijr.com/h6oG – what are you MOST sick of? (Mine is Twitter-business-plan talk.)

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  • This made me laugh RT @hdbbstephen: 5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without http://tinyurl.com/cnmjef from: @katfrench

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  • 5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without http://tinyurl.com/cnmjef from: @katfrench

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  • KatFrench

    Hey, I'm here for YOU, man.

    Thanks. :)

  • KatFrench

    Hey, I'm here for YOU, man.

    Thanks. :)

  • I was going to write about this over the weekend. I am so sick of hearing about who is or isn't a “Social Media Expert”. Blegh. Who cares.
    It's less about taking some site or video viral than it is about teaching people to use skills and tools in order to achieve the goals they set for their business.

    You just saved me an hour or so, good job.

  • I was going to write about this over the weekend. I am so sick of hearing about who is or isn't a “Social Media Expert”. Blegh. Who cares.
    It's less about taking some site or video viral than it is about teaching people to use skills and tools in order to achieve the goals they set for their business.

    You just saved me an hour or so, good job.

  • I was going to write about this over the weekend. I am so sick of hearing about who is or isn't a “Social Media Expert”. Blegh. Who cares.
    It's less about taking some site or video viral than it is about teaching people to use skills and tools in order to achieve the goals they set for their business.

    You just saved me an hour or so, good job.

    • KatFrench

      Hey, I'm here for YOU, man.

      Thanks. :)

  • It can be quite a shock when you have been working along and then you realize that you haven’t been doing real work. I definitely had that epiphany not so long ago.

    Doing real work doesn’t mean not participating in social media type stuff, though. I like Jim’s note about using these tools at key points during the day.

    I guess the point is to make sure your social networking time is spent on real work directly.

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  • KatFrench

    Funny was what I was going for, so “funniest” is an excellent compliment. Thanks, Allison!

  • KatFrench

    Funny was what I was going for, so “funniest” is an excellent compliment. Thanks, Allison!

  • KatFrench

    I have this crazy conspiracy theory that the new administration asked Zuckerberg & Co. to change the FB UI so people would have something to complain about other than the recession.

    And yet, because (A) it's rather silly and (B) as you said, it affects no one and there are more important things going on in the world, I've managed to not share that theory with the world at large. Until now. Dammit.

  • KatFrench

    I have this crazy conspiracy theory that the new administration asked Zuckerberg & Co. to change the FB UI so people would have something to complain about other than the recession.

    And yet, because (A) it's rather silly and (B) as you said, it affects no one and there are more important things going on in the world, I've managed to not share that theory with the world at large. Until now. Dammit.

  • KatFrench

    I think some of the teapot tempests are much like reality television. It's not really about what it's about.

    Survivor isn't really about survival skills. It's about who can do “OMG LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!” most effectively.

  • KatFrench

    I think some of the teapot tempests are much like reality television. It's not really about what it's about.

    Survivor isn't really about survival skills. It's about who can do “OMG LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!” most effectively.

  • KatFrench

    I agree that it's an irritatingly inaccurate topic, but I do think that dead horse hasn't been beaten with QUITE the frequency as the other five have.

    Still, appreciate your $.02*

    * not intended as a valuation of your social media participation here.)

  • KatFrench

    I agree that it's an irritatingly inaccurate topic, but I do think that dead horse hasn't been beaten with QUITE the frequency as the other five have.

    Still, appreciate your $.02*

    * not intended as a valuation of your social media participation here.)

  • 5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without http://tinyurl.com/cnmjef from: @JasonFalls

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  • Great post!

    I’m with Danny regarding social media rockstars. I definitely agree with the ‘kiss-assiness’ of some of the people. There are people that I follow (which I need to remove) that for the life of me I can’t figure out what they do all day other than talk about Twitter or the next soc media party.

    Using these tools effectively is important. I’ve spent less time on Twitter lately only because I discovered that the majority of my visitors on my site came via Linked In, a site I barely look at. You need to cultivate relationships where your audience is.

    Lindsey’s last blog post..Social Media Time Management: Twitter

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  • Allison Blass

    I've read other posts from bloggers who write about things they wish people would stop blogging about. But I think your post was the funniest. I totally agree, too.

  • Allison Blass

    I've read other posts from bloggers who write about things they wish people would stop blogging about. But I think your post was the funniest. I totally agree, too.

  • Allison Blass

    I've read other posts from bloggers who write about things they wish people would stop blogging about. But I think your post was the funniest. I totally agree, too.

    • KatFrench

      Funny was what I was going for, so “funniest” is an excellent compliment. Thanks, Allison!

  • enjoyed this post from @katfrench via @jasonfalls – “5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without” http://bit.ly/nQ0ZT

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  • Sums up perfectly a lot of the “I must be cool because I’m hanging out with Person A or Brand B or Blogger C” kiss-assiness of social media (yes, kiss-assiness is a word).

    I’ve actually started reading a lot less of what many of the social media “rockstars” are saying because it is so much back-slapping, and focusing on where the real initiatives are happening.

    Who you’re hanging with is just confirmation that you’re in the same town or city as someone at any given time. Did you say you were hanging with your school bud Joe on Saturday night? Or that the little shop on the corner you go to gives you just as great service as the big brands you’ve just face-sucked? If not, maybe it’s time to look at what you’re actually broadcasting.

    I love Kat French, her writing is always interesting. Wasn’t aware of Wayne, I’ll be remedying that for sure.
    Danny Brown’s last blog post..Do You Know What Your Social Mention Factor Is?

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  • Social Media Topics…http://ow.ly/2m2b (via @addthis)

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  • I agree, the new facebook talk is so annoying, especially since it affects no one and everyone will still use it regardless. Get over with, there are more important things going on in the world than the facebook redesign.

  • I agree, the new facebook talk is so annoying, especially since it affects no one and everyone will still use it regardless. Get over with, there are more important things going on in the world than the facebook redesign.

  • I agree, the new facebook talk is so annoying, especially since it affects no one and everyone will still use it regardless. Get over with, there are more important things going on in the world than the facebook redesign.

    • KatFrench

      I have this crazy conspiracy theory that the new administration asked Zuckerberg & Co. to change the FB UI so people would have something to complain about other than the recession.

      And yet, because (A) it's rather silly and (B) as you said, it affects no one and there are more important things going on in the world, I've managed to not share that theory with the world at large. Until now. Dammit.

  • RT @rhys_isterix 5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without | Social Media Explorer http://ow.ly/2m2b

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  • It’s weird. I must have been put on some list somewhere because now I get like 20-40 followers a day. I do the same thing for each person though, I check there site and look at what they have tweeted. If they look normal, I follow for a while.

    But I only open Tweetdeck for like 1 to 2 hours a day. Or my messengers for that matter. I stick to my work, and then when I start working on my future projects, then I hop on.

    I think the idea is to try and get a few streams of income started now while you are working. And hopefully you can work easier later when these streams become torrents.

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  • 5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without http://tinyurl.com/cnmjef from: @JasonFalls

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  • I’ve been thinking much the same for a while now.

    I’m trying to make sure each “contribution” adds value as much as possible.

    I think this tweet might cover it off perfectly:

    “snolen: @DougSaunders I say this as your friend, and fellow author: unplug your damn wireless and GO FINISH YOUR BOOK.”

    (http://twitter.com/snolen/statuses/1376960051)

    cheers,
    Andrew

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  • With you 100% Kat.

    If I want to watch repeats, I'll subscribe to some crappy network that just shows re-runs of ABC, CBS and other programming misfits.

    But if I want to watch innovation, I'll subscribe to HBO.

    I know who the HBO people are – the rest are just missing out on viewers.

  • With you 100% Kat.

    If I want to watch repeats, I'll subscribe to some crappy network that just shows re-runs of ABC, CBS and other programming misfits.

    But if I want to watch innovation, I'll subscribe to HBO.

    I know who the HBO people are – the rest are just missing out on viewers.

  • With you 100% Kat.

    If I want to watch repeats, I'll subscribe to some crappy network that just shows re-runs of ABC, CBS and other programming misfits.

    But if I want to watch innovation, I'll subscribe to HBO.

    I know who the HBO people are – the rest are just missing out on viewers.

    • KatFrench

      I think some of the teapot tempests are much like reality television. It's not really about what it's about.

      Survivor isn't really about survival skills. It's about who can do “OMG LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!” most effectively.

  • Kat – totally agree with all of these, but could I add one more?

    1. Social media is cheap. While it may be cheap from a pure $$ standpoint, it requires a significant amount of time from both a monitoring and engagement standpoint.

  • Kat – totally agree with all of these, but could I add one more?

    1. Social media is cheap. While it may be cheap from a pure $$ standpoint, it requires a significant amount of time from both a monitoring and engagement standpoint.

  • Kat – totally agree with all of these, but could I add one more?

    1. Social media is cheap. While it may be cheap from a pure $$ standpoint, it requires a significant amount of time from both a monitoring and engagement standpoint.

    • KatFrench

      I agree that it's an irritatingly inaccurate topic, but I do think that dead horse hasn't been beaten with QUITE the frequency as the other five have.

      Still, appreciate your $.02*

      * not intended as a valuation of your social media participation here.)

  • Suze – Thanks for the mention and link. I think the connection between my post and Kelly’s is perfectly clear, and you’ve drawn it beautifully in this post.

    For the record, my own story is much like Kelly’s–I spent a long time doing “real work” I wasn’t that crazy about while I built the skills and experience I needed to do what I love.

    Part of the “skills and experience” part was learning to believe I deserved a job doing what I loved–but that’s a bit touchy-feely.

    Anyway, thanks again. Good stuff!

    KatFrench’s last blog post..5 Social Media Topics I Could Do Without

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  • Exactly why I wrote about middle-management the other. At least they would be offering a different opinion…

  • Exactly why I wrote about middle-management the other. At least they would be offering a different opinion…

  • KatFrench

    Exactly–and honestly, there's room for spirited debate and discussion among peers, on relevant topics, but at a certain point the prevalence of low-relevance, repetitive stuff becomes this feedback loop–all noise and no signal.

  • KatFrench

    Exactly–and honestly, there's room for spirited debate and discussion among peers, on relevant topics, but at a certain point the prevalence of low-relevance, repetitive stuff becomes this feedback loop–all noise and no signal.

  • KatFrench

    Or if you're gonna talk, talk about action!

  • KatFrench

    Or if you're gonna talk, talk about action!

  • herbsawyer

    Amen.

  • herbsawyer

    Amen.

  • herbsawyer

    Amen.

  • The circle *ahem* jerk, is definitely one of those incestuous downsides of everyone drinking the kool-aid. SM circles can sometimes be an echo chamber…and often are. You need to step outside and try to bring more about your daily business life, experiences and real world experiences into the mix.

    No one cares that much about the expert debate asides from consultants. I'm betting consultants don't do a lot of hiring of other consultants…CEOs do. So go after the right demographic, appeal to CEOs while maintaining your consultant street cred. Can't go wrong with that. I think?

  • The circle *ahem* jerk, is definitely one of those incestuous downsides of everyone drinking the kool-aid. SM circles can sometimes be an echo chamber…and often are. You need to step outside and try to bring more about your daily business life, experiences and real world experiences into the mix.

    No one cares that much about the expert debate asides from consultants. I'm betting consultants don't do a lot of hiring of other consultants…CEOs do. So go after the right demographic, appeal to CEOs while maintaining your consultant street cred. Can't go wrong with that. I think?

  • The circle *ahem* jerk, is definitely one of those incestuous downsides of everyone drinking the kool-aid. SM circles can sometimes be an echo chamber…and often are. You need to step outside and try to bring more about your daily business life, experiences and real world experiences into the mix.

    No one cares that much about the expert debate asides from consultants. I'm betting consultants don't do a lot of hiring of other consultants…CEOs do. So go after the right demographic, appeal to CEOs while maintaining your consultant street cred. Can't go wrong with that. I think?

    • KatFrench

      Exactly–and honestly, there's room for spirited debate and discussion among peers, on relevant topics, but at a certain point the prevalence of low-relevance, repetitive stuff becomes this feedback loop–all noise and no signal.

      • Exactly why I wrote about middle-management the other. At least they would be offering a different opinion…

  • patfurey

    could not agree more……
    less talk (much less!) and more action…

  • patfurey

    could not agree more……
    less talk (much less!) and more action…

  • patfurey

    could not agree more……
    less talk (much less!) and more action…

    • KatFrench

      Or if you're gonna talk, talk about action!

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  • KatFrench

    Emiel,

    Greetings from Kentucky! Thanks for the comment, and for the suggestion. I think a top 3 or 5 most relevant topics is a great idea.

  • KatFrench

    Emiel,

    Greetings from Kentucky! Thanks for the comment, and for the suggestion. I think a top 3 or 5 most relevant topics is a great idea.

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  • You are very very right… I actually agree with all you say, and I am sure so will most other readers.

    But it sounds a bit as if the glass is half empty. I mean, maybe it's easier to define what you don't want to read / hear than what it is you actually are interested in.

    So I would love to see a top-3 or top-5 of most relevant posts/ status updates / tweets , the ones you really like!

    Anyhow, still agree with all you say,

    Bye from Amsterdam,

  • You are very very right… I actually agree with all you say, and I am sure so will most other readers.

    But it sounds a bit as if the glass is half empty. I mean, maybe it's easier to define what you don't want to read / hear than what it is you actually are interested in.

    So I would love to see a top-3 or top-5 of most relevant posts/ status updates / tweets , the ones you really like!

    Anyhow, still agree with all you say,

    Bye from Amsterdam,

  • You are very very right… I actually agree with all you say, and I am sure so will most other readers.

    But it sounds a bit as if the glass is half empty. I mean, maybe it's easier to define what you don't want to read / hear than what it is you actually are interested in.

    So I would love to see a top-3 or top-5 of most relevant posts/ status updates / tweets , the ones you really like!

    Anyhow, still agree with all you say,

    Bye from Amsterdam,

    • KatFrench

      Emiel,

      Greetings from Kentucky! Thanks for the comment, and for the suggestion. I think a top 3 or 5 most relevant topics is a great idea.