Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I typically spend the morning hours looking at different career sites, blogs, FB posts, Twitter posts, and more job sites. Today I came across a very interesting post on Google+ that hits a nerve.

Thanks to the Income Diary who felt it was "time to take a look into the world of social media – the who’s who of people you have probably seen around the social media-sphere a time or two while demonstrating their expertise in a variety of fields and others who you might just be hearing about for the first time.The article "20 Most Influential People in Social Media" list Michael Stelzner as one of the 20." The follows was posted from his Google+ site. 

As I said, this does hit a nerve...
Michael Stelzner  -  [Michael Stelzner is the CEO and founder of Social Media Examiner, one of the fastest growing blogs that is the authority for all things social media. He also is the author of Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition.] Sep 24, 2011  -  Public
Because Google+ for me is a bit more intimate, I find myself sharing my actual thoughts more freely. Sometimes that can be bad. How about you?
Mike Johnson - I think the number one thing that Social Media has pushed on us rapidly is "Transparency". People, on the whole, want to know the character and personality of the individuals they plan on doing business with. The ability to be open on the Social Platforms is a great trait to have. Here's how I view it: I am going to be the same person no matter if I'm at home with my wife and kids, at work, or presenting myself to a potential client. I will avoid (as much as possible) the random dropping of "f-bombs", but only because that is a personal change that I'm trying to make in my whole life. Not everyone is going to like what I have to say, and that's okay. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just want anyone who is looking at building any sort of relationship with me, whether it's professional or personal, to know who they're dealing with, and not be surprised later. [/soapbox]

My thoughts on this are that when we look at what is posted by so many people on the different Social Media sites, it is not uncommon to hear "They even tell us when the kid is pooping!" I really think that falls under the catalog of TMI (too much information)! 

I don't need that much Transparency... Maybe I'm showing my age... If so, so be it. 

I am off to go sit in front of my sewing machine as I need to work on some more projects, I have to finish up the binding and hanging sleeve, for the quilt that will be hung at the quilt show, and I want to make a couple of hanging dish towel holders, a couple of iPad covers, some coasters, and maybe a bag or two... we will see.

Sew I am off to sew :D

Thank you for joining me on my rant for today, hope you have enjoyed your coffee!
Ciao! :D
J :)

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