I’m the Sarah Palin of Social Media, wink, wink.


Gosh darn it, I suddenly had a flash.  In the last two weeks I’ve come from nowhere and here I am — ready to take over social media.  I’m Joe Six-Blog, I love to wink while I post, and the other day I read a blog someone stuck in front of me (I don’t know which blog it was) and I thought, hey, I can do that.  The whole world will welcome me.  I’m ready to be one-blog away from running the SM world. 

And why shouldn’t I be?  I’m just like so many of you who have never really blogged or heard of Technorati.  I have a diverse family, some who blog, some who don’t — it doesn’t matter to me.  I’m very tolerant (although there are a number of you who I think the government should take away your right to blog — you know who you are.)

And just because there are people out there like Chris Brogan or Mack Collier  (Chris and Mack, can I call you by your first names?) and who have huge followings and lots of substance-type stuff to say that might help people in this tough social media climate, I think you should come to my blog.  I’m not like those darn elitist bloggers who want you to check them out just because they have a clue about social media and lots of experience offering real advice and insights.  

So Mack, get off my back, step out of my way, and send me your bloggers.  I’m spunky and I’m the queen of SM.


8 Responses to “I’m the Sarah Palin of Social Media, wink, wink.”

  1. Nice 🙂
    God help us all if you elect these people.

  2. Hi Neil,

    I wondered what you meant be “God help us all if YOU elect these people.” Then I saw on your blog that you’re from the UK! I was in London during the Republican National Convention and everyone there kept asking me to explain the Sarah Palin pick. Hey, I’m waiting for someone to explain it to me.

    Anyway, you have a terrific blog. And it almost feels like you’re in my head when you talk about how people can get so psyched about social media tools that they forget about why to use them and focus on just having fun using them.

    I’ve worked in marketing and communications for many years — for the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, for Burson-Marsteller, and lots more — and I’ve always recognized the importance of thinking strategically first and then determining which tools and tactics to use. But I have to admit that social media is just so appealing and, not being the most technologically savvy, I realized that the only way I would really be able to understand it and how it fits in the marketing mix is to jump in and start trying it out myself.

    Thanks for your comments…and your blog.

  3. I’m sold, you definitely sound like a Maverick blogger, doggonit!!! BTW the ‘eliteist’ bloggers are boring, the ‘non-broadcasting’ bloggers are the ones coming up with the cool stuff 😉

  4. You betcha, Mack! Thanks and God bless ya.

  5. You are leaps and bounds ahead of “that one”! First of all, you speak in coherent sentences. Second, you are intellectually curious and smart enough to figure out how to write a blog. And you have the perseverance to keep it going. Your executive experience and moxie trump Palin’s. Heck, you should run for governor of Alaska!

  6. WOW! You are so maverickee! I find this stuff so taxing but you just eliminate the tax!

    I too jumped in it to learn it for work but I’m having too much fun finding my friends all over the world, sharing wordscraper, and joining my friend’s causes and getting them to join mine! You have taken the ultimate step – a commitment to a blog which I should eventually be doing for work. I’m not there yet. When I’m ready, you’ll be my teacher or maybe I’ll just learn from your blog!

    Congratulations on mastering and commiting to this world. I hope it adds to your maverickism and makes you feel connected to ideas and both old and new friends!

    P.S. Was I not supposed to write to bloggers on Yom Kippur?!?!

  7. Hi Karen,

    I’m so glad you like my blog, but I think you’re a bit premature on congratulating me for “mastering” social media.

  8. Hi Judy,

    I hadn’t really thought of running for office and any temperature under 55 degrees is way too cold for me, but thanks for the suggestion!!!

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