I’ve been in a very good mood the past couple of days. Extremely good, actually. Part of the reason is that my work and online contributions have been noticed and recognized as of late, which always makes me happy.
My interview for Brand-Yourself went live today. If you have any questions about what I am trying to do with this blog and my work I suggest you check it out. Katharine Hoffmann asked me a lot of great, insightful questions that really got me thinking about the angle of my business and what I hope to accomplish in the future. Thanks goes to her and the site for choosing to interview me.
An article I recently wrote for Make Use Of was featured on Brazen Careerist, which was a pleasant surprise. I put a lot of time and effort into my tech articles on that site and it’s great to be able to reach a new audience every now-and-again. The article covered the Top 5 Location-Based Alternatives to Foursquare. It did okay on Make Use Of, but its popularity came from the devoted users on Twitter and Brazen, to which I thank you all.
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Lastly, Chanelle Schneider (founder of #GenYChat) was nice enough to feature me in her post: Stop with the Generation Y Stereotypes! The post talks about how not all Gen Y’ers are lazy bums who leech off of their parents, and it goes on to cite examples of members of Gen Y who would make good employees. Thank you, Chanelle, for including me in such great company!
Being featured (and recognized) is awesome. Everyone likes to be noticed every once in a while, especially in the online world, where you might be just a small fish in a gi-nourmous pond. So, if you ever come across someone’s work and you really like it, show some appreciation. You don’t have to write a blog post about them, but you could at least leave them a nice comment or @reply on Twitter.
If you have any thoughts on this subject I’d love to hear about them in the comment section below!
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It’s Friday again! Last week, I took a trip up to wonderful State College (my alma mater) for Arts Fest. I returned home with a cold, which prevented me from being very productive this week (sorry!), but it didn’t stop me from putting together a post of my favorite links! Check out these articles and let me know what you think. I’ll be back in action next week. Have a great weekend!
5 Ways Guest Blog Posts Build Your Personal Brand
~ Personal Branding Blog
Connecting with Real Influence
~ Conversation Agent
We’re All Recovering Somethings
~ Brass Tack Thinking
Do You Use the F Word Online?
Don’t focus on technology, focus on behavior
5 Online Tools for Answering Your Small Business Questions
How to Brand Yourself Online and Off
What do you say? Let me know in the comments what your favorite posts were this week and I’ll be sure to check ‘em out.
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