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I know I’ve been annoying all my dog readers with the Social Media garbage I write occasionally.


So I decided to move that operation over to http://diyblogger.net


So from now on, no more Social Media weirdness on this here blog. Just doggy weirdness from now on.


I hope you will check out my new Social Media blog. Its for people who are trying to leverage the free technology and marketing that is inherent in the open design of Social Media.


If you own a business or have a cause you’d like to spread far and wide, check out http://diyblogger.net


A lot of this Blogging Technology and Social Media Marketing can be confusing. So one of the principals I use when delivering information is based on something Chris Griffin once said.


“Where is the chase and how do I cut to it?” ~Chris Griffin


Anyways, I hope you check it out. See ya there.


Laura-Anne and I discuss blogging, social media, my favorite books, and more.


Quick Update

Posted: November 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

Hey ya’ll.

Just a quick update to let you know I’m super excited about a few upcoming projects. Some dog related, some Social Media related, some just plain ol’ fun. Which is why I’ve been posting less frequently.



I did another interview last night. Laci (from http://vetlive.com), Neil (need to get his URL) and I had a chat with Kenn (from http://thedogfiles.com).
It was a great discussion on Prop B. Will be out soon. Will keep you posted.


Wow…what a disappointment.

I’ve been looking forward to reading Wikinomics  for weeks now. (Click on the Affiliate Link if you’re crazy).

I finally got around it and managed to cover all of first 3 chapters. I just couldn’t take anymore than that.

Usually a good book starts with a great bang. This one began with 2 chapters filled with fluff, buzz words and corporate speak.

It sounded like they were speaking to CxOs. Giving them new lingo to go with the new technology they could use to sound smart without actually understanding or internalizing the meaning of the words.

If you want to read a great book in a similar vein I recommend The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations  (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Next on my list is Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World (Amazon Affiliate Link)

I’ll let you know how that one fares.

I’d be hard pressed to remember a book that sucked as bad as Wikinomics. I hope I’ve saved you the trouble.

What is the worst book you ever read? What sucked about it?


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A scene from the upcoming documentary Freakonomics.

If you haven’t read the book, I strongly recommend it. Also, their sophomore effort, SuperFreakonomics is an amazing book in its own right. (Amazon Affiliate Links)

I had nothing to say.

When you have nothing to say, do you say anything to fill the void and meet a talking quota? Or do you relish the silence and keep your mouth shot?

Me? I guess I opt to ask questions 🙂

One of my daily rituals is to drive my ass to a local Barnes and Noble, order a quad, tall, skim caramel macchiato and read a book. These are usually heady tomes of serious nonfiction.
Geek-Godess incarnate. I Like! (Read in your best Borat voice)

Sometimes I bring my laptop to take notes, sometimes I’m ferociously highlighting passages from the book, and sometimes I’m scribbling shit down in my notepad.

Since I’m a friendly chap, not to mention a regular, I will strike up conversations not only with staff but also with complete strangers who happen to be within an ear shot.
A literal ear shot and a convenient method of hands-free inebriation.

Routinely, without me mentioning anything, my conversation partners will assume that I’m a student. This happens all the time without fail.

The other thing that’s surprising is their level of confidence in their assumption.

I think their thinking goes something like this.
Well, no one in their right mind would submit themselves to learning after surviving high-school or -god forbid- college, so he must be a student.

Sometimes I will correct them but that has become an increasingly time-consuming task. Try explaining to a stranger that you are reading because you like it. These formerly friendly strangers will all of a sudden start backing away from you and look at you like you got a viking helmet on your head.
What? Do I have something in my teeth?

So I’ve stopped trying. Yes, I’m a student.

I just hope they don’t ask me “so…what school do you go to?”.

In his book On Writing (Amazon Affiliate Link), Stephen King mentions that he reads approximately 75 books per year.

I’m not that good a “student” and I’ve never counted, but I reckon I’ve read about 50+ books last year (2009). Not bad. Not Stephen King, but not bad.

How many books have you read last year?

How many do you plan on reading this year?

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