There's always some factors we haven't figured on that reduce effectiveness (rarely do these gremlins seem to INCREASE effectiveness). But with claims of 10x or 100x traffic it's hard to pass up.
I'm not one to fall for hype. The theory is very solid. I wouldn't have posted this original thing in my fave Ning(s) except that I believe it will work. And I really like the RELEVANCY aspect. This means the traffic is very highly qualified. Doesn't get better than clicking your actual blog post title!
That said... if it doesn't, it's only a 5 minute investment that costs you nothing....
and IF IT DOES, you will be glad you jumped on it A.S.A.P. because it's the initial traffic rush of people copying YOUR widget that creates the potentially exponential growth, and that will taper off over time. So I'd say install it, email your list of friends to tell them to checkout your blog and click your BlogRush widget to get one of their own, then cross your fingers, manifest your powerful intentions, pray, or whatever it is you like to do!
To OUR mutual success!
p.s. if it works like we believe, thank ME!
...and if it doesn't, blame it on John Reese the internet marketing mega guru who created it. I think his ego is getting a bit too big anyway!…
gain. Coming to Missouri--different story. MO does not give out the failed test and thus does not tell you what you missed.
I passed my Mizzou written driver test, on the second take, but they refused to tell me about the questions I did miss. So to this day, I'm a walking potential violator of traffic laws in a state that won't help me learn the rules of the road. …
rrence and more adeptly create a "lesson-learned" effect. Framing every experience might keep them fresher and more vivid, easier to remember, from which to learn.
Today, while driving on a lovely California freeway, I faced morning traffic that was not my friend. Ten lanes across and still the 91 Freeway looked more like a parking lot than an incredibly well-traveled major artery of North Orange and Riverside Counties in Southern California. Every so often, traffic would flow more evenly and at one point, it opened up wide in the Eastbound lanes I was traveling.
Before me lay an uprising in the road that would ease into a clear straightaway soon enough. If I looked far enough ahead I could see traffic lightened up considerably. In my rearview mirror, I could see the miles of congestion I had just made my way through. Whenever traffic picks up like this, it is a joy for seasoned California drivers; breaks like this do not occur often enough and they tend to incite greater speeds.
Looking ahead of me as the road began to flatten out, I could see a pick-up truck in the center lane, stopped, with hazards flashing. I slowed & moved out of my lane, giving plenty of clearance to avoid the stalled vehicle. As I approached and passed the truck, I eased back into my lane and looked in the rearview mirror to see if anyone was in the truck, as this was a very dangerous place to stop. I could just makeout a person in the passenger seat and wondered how they would ever leave the vehicle without getting hit by the oncoming traffic moving at 60 - 75 miles per hour.
I checked my rearview mirror once more and to my horror, witnessed several cars swerve and another run right into the backend of the truck. And then another one and another. It was a classic pile up that I had just dodged. I shuttered and drew a breath of relief that I had not been texting or digging through my bag for this or that. The rearview mirror showed me what might have been.
Lessons come in all forms, this one teaches caution and awareness of one's surroundings - always be attentive to what is going on around you. Looking back at what you missed, what you didn't say, what you should have said or done, the mess you made or avoided becomes a first-hand education. Learn from it. Make it part of your daily log, your career journal. I guess schoolin' never ends, eh?
Who's writing on your page?
ate, yet many set themselves a target of 3 or 4 blogs a week just to keep the traffic ticking over The result? A web full of dull, uninteresting opinions and stating the obvious tips about stuff that my 9 year old could write better. The only good thing about it is that because it's online you don;t have to hear it. Imagine if you will that when you stepped out the door, all the content that had been written and published online by the people you pass was shouted at you in the street or a bar. Perish the thought. My rule is, have something informative or intelligently provocative to say, otherwise don't say anything at all. Or as Steve Martin once said http://www.hark.com/clips/wrpyzssclq-have-a-point-it-makes-is-so-much-more-interesting-for-the-listener…
mean, what about birds, giraffes, and squirrels . . . or loud people having a conversation in the background . . . or a car honking as you sit in traffic on the way home?
Or are background sounds are own subconscious way of once again screening a candidate out on the basis of intuition? (i.e. "Something just didn't sound right - I don't know . . . I think I'll pass.") Most recruiters know that there is not a direct correlation between someone's ability to interview well and their 12-18 mth QOH. What we often see is an inverse relationship!
I mean, call me crazy, but I would NEVER screen a candidate out on a background sound. Now, if they tell me to hold and tell somebody next to them to %$^# off, then I admit this would be crossing the line, however.
Honestly think about how we can sometimes come across like we have a gun and a badge - "Take one wrong step, Mister, and I'll lock your ass up!"
Call me crazy, but I think we have a lot of cajones if we think we are the ultimate judge of talent based upon whether there is or is not a background noise of our liking! I take a great deal of pride in being a great recruiter, but am I on my own with this thought? Perhaps I am, and maybe I'm wrong here, but it certainly begs the question :)…