The few times I’ve seen Admiral Mike Mullen, via television interviews, he’s struck me as smart, compassionate, rather well developed sense of humor, all around fair fellow. Being associated with Remind.org, I receive their emails occasionally.
With Memorial Day coming up on Monday, here in the U.S., they sent out a lovely missive with remarks written by the Admiral. The read is less than five minutes (you can read the web version here), extremely well done, and should, for those with hearts and conscience, leave one with a sense of sadness for this country’s lost and missing soldiers as well as hope for those who fought in our place.
While fully supporting the work these brave folks accomplish every day, join me in supporting the end of a need for continuing to put them in harms way. Let’s take care of our fallen, the wounded, and all their families as well. More importantly, what if we started living with the frame of mind that war and international conflict was a thing of the past. That harmonious life between different countries and people of different ideologies was a real and attainable goal.
We can do this. You can do this.
Enjoy Memorial Day America!
Testing the Google Chrome extension for posting to WordPress sites. Perhaps the most interesting thing is that if one has multiple sites (as is easy to do at WordPress.com) there is a drop down for which blog the post should get assigned to. That makes for a nice feature.
Going to publish this now and see how it goes. Cheers!
You know what I love about Seth Godin’s posts? They are quick, to the point, unusually poignant, and short reads (mostly). His post today, The reason social media is so difficult for most organizations, really brought it home today for what I’m doing in my career pursuit right now.
Hopefully you are aware that I’m attempting to get an interview with Vidli.com, The Official Video Licensor. They are a new startup that is offering free beta invites through the previous link. By clicking through and signing up for their no cost account, you’ll be helping get me closer to an interview with them for a new Social Media Marketing position they are offering.
The reason Seth’s post interested me so much is how it relates to what I’m doing in my approach to this contest. I’m doing my best to actually use a number of facets of social media to make my case to you, my friends and occasional readers. By creating what I hope to be genuine content that will benefit you and casually inserting a link and request the favor of having you sign up, I am focusing on the “process marketing” angle.
Some others attempting to get invited to interview with Vidli.com are effectively using Twitter and/or Facebook. From my perspective those attempts however amount to “event marketing”.
By that I mean those messages are all about the contest itself, the contestant, and not really about the longer tail advantages of creating quality content that could continue to drive traffic and interested users to Vidli in the long term future.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with pleading on Facebook and Twitter to help a lad (or lass!) out. I’m also inserting variations of those messages into my stream as well. My hope is that by attempting to do more than just beg for your action on my behalf, you’ll be more willing to take the 37 seconds or so and click through to the Vidli.com beta invite sign up form.
You would be helping me out tremendously. And if you told just 3 of your friends or family members about the good you did, that would help out 3X as much! Oh, did I mention that I’ll be buying beverages if/when I get hired by Vidli when this is all done (disclosure: you actually have to have signed up for me to qualify for this offer ;))
Thanks for your time!
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Trying to get Alex King’s Twitter Tools to work correctly with the BoldlyGoing.com site. Currently, this site runs on a WordPress Multi User installation. WPMU can sometimes not behave well with plugins coded for the single site WordPress installation.
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Thinking that I had the bit.ly plugin installed and activated, however, when I published my last post, I had yet to enter a bit.ly username and api number.
Now that those have been created, added, and saved I am hoping the actual post link will also get posted to twitter. We shall see shortly! Check out some related stories on the web…
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My good friend Joseph Cizek and I have decided we are going to do it. No, we’re not going to do that, we’ve decided that we are indeed savvy WordPress developers and possibly authors. The focus of our book and the support community we plan to develop is based upon Product Marketing with WordPress.
We know a heck of a lot about WordPress; how to build hearty, heavy duty sites as well as how to make them look nice and pretty. We belief that our combined experiences within our professional careers (and those very close to us) will allow us to bring Product Managers, Marketers, and similar professionals high quality resource materials.
I invite you to click through to the site we’ve set up at WordPress.com to read more about our upcoming venture. If you’re a member of WP or would simply like to stay in touch about our new venture, be sure to sign up for the email subscription or RSS feed so you can get notified as we make progress towards our goals.
As always, looking forward to your thoughts and insight!