our comments, and for your kind offer- I'll take you up on that. I don't HATE Twiiter- I just don't use it often. (I do have an account, and for some reason a few followers, though I don't tweet.) I'm wordy (hard to get things in 140 characters), don't think I have all that much to say that other people need/want to *hear, and I guess mainly: I DON'T KNOW HOW I CAN GET MONEY/WORK BY GETTING KNOWN THERE. Let's see how we can address those....
@ Amy: Bravo. You said in 9 words what i took several hundred to say. You're a REAL RTL, too.
@ Paul: thank you, too, unless it was for Amy...
@ Recruiting Animal: Thought you were Canadian...
@ Mighty Mo: "Hey, Did Todd turn this down?" I may be crazy, but I'm not STUPID/SUICIDAL, so I didn't present it. I already have been told to watch my"'Ps and Qs"
The very fact that you think you MIGHT fall into the category shows that you AREN'T IN IT. The true Self- proclaimed RTLs are too arrogant to admit to the possibility of their own personal imperfection or inadequacies, which like the naked emperor in the story, are plain for all who are willing to see them.
*I do it here and elsewhere more as a form of self-expression and an emotional release from the frustrations of the job.…
Deadline: EOB Pacific time on Wed Nov 2nd, 2011.
Prize: attend the upcoming Google Webinar on Nov 3rd, get materials for another webinar, or a credit toward a future one.
Please post your suggestions as comments here; more than one comment by the same person are fine - we'll add everything up.
ot based on friendship at all. It's interesting that we are being asked to give more thought to our "communication" when half the problem in understanding what the hell is going on stems from our hijacking language.
Of course, language is evolving and changing all of the time. And so it should. We have to adapt our language and come up with new words to describe new things, new relationships and new experiences. But when we take existing words to describe things they ain't, especially if those words are laden with emotion and connotation, we only have ourselves to blame when the babble leads to shallow communication and depreciating online relationships.
I remember, and it wasn't that long ago, when being "all-a-twitter about cleaning out the closet and having a gay day doing it" had nothing to do with online social activism, promiscuous linking or obsessive self-expression.
So, rather than "friends" being used to describe our proximity on social networks, which granted could morph into a healthy and productive friendship -- I suggest we come up with something else. How about "Node-buddy?"
Wanna be my Node-buddy, Rich?…
from this post.
@Paul- You are right by saying freedom of expression is here to stay and that there are filters to read what you want to read. That being said, do you believe the average person knows about those filters? I don't know statistics, but I believe most don't and would give up before trying to figure it out. Time will tell. The magnitude of content is unreal. Huffington Post blogs will make it, but Joeaveragerecruits will be gone. No one will read their stuff, and they will quit.
@Valentino- There will be some that make it. The idea of anyone blogging to help self promote themselves with bad content will die. Vultures will circle. Great content will rise to the top while others will get fed up with blogging all together. They will move on to the next best thing.
@Kelly- Thank you for your response. Over-saturation is what is frustrating. There is awful advice. It is frustrating just in recruitment blogs, because people take blogs as the TRUTH when they aren't.
Okay- I'm going to page 2 to read the rest. :)