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June 08, 2008

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Yvonne DiVita

Reg, thanks for stopping by and sharing. It's sad that Weiss (with TWO s's) cannot leave the old, stuffy, unfriendly 20th century behind and join us in the 21st century. "That woman" as he called me most recently, HAS met great minds via this blog. No, I don't know them all personally, but I am on a first name basis with them, and they answer my emails. And, to show how powerful this new form of communication is, I recommend everyone read this post from David Armano, a great mind if there ever was one: http://darmano.typepad.com/logic_emotion/2008/04/micro-interacti.html

Kathleen, you make a great point. Patsy and Denise could give Alan a run for his money. But, in the end, he would likely dismiss them, as he dismisses me. To him, great minds sit in boardrooms and sign policy that puts more money in their pockets than in the pockets of any of the employees outside of that boardroom.

We've all witnessed how well THAT works!Thank you for stopping by. And, for all 'those crap blogs out there'... let's remember, some of them are related to or married to people we want for clients. Fact of life. Musings on family and pets is not a reason to dismiss a blogger. She might be contemplating a change in her life and she might want help and it might be a consultant, that she will find via her blog.

A more likely scenario today than having her pick up the phone and call you.

Kathleen Gage

Outstanding post Yvonne. I agree with both you and Alan. Here's why, there are a lot of crap blogs out there. Most blogs that get started are abandoned within a very short period of time due to loss of interest by the person who started them. However, contrary to what Alan says, you can in fact brand yourself with a blog. The Blog Squad is a great example of this.

For Alan to say corporate executives don't use social networks seems a very blanket statement. As a matter of fact, there is an outstanding posting by Michelle Price on the topic at http://athirdmind.com/2008/05/27/social-media-trend-watch-beyond-blogs/

Kathleen Gage
The Street Smarts Marketer

Reg Adkins

Hi,
Just dropped in an noticed your thread.
Mind if I play?

Steven Hawking posted on Yahoo Answers blog not so long ago.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/?qid=20060704195516AAnrdOD

What was it Weis said about great minds?

Ps. Yes, I blog. Guilty as charged.

Yvonne DiVita

Donna, thanks for commenting. Alan is very famous and very smart and I suspect I am now on his bad side. It wasn't just the hysterical comment that got me. It was the context of that assertion - that blogging couldn't have possibly connected me to any great 21st century minds because they were all born in the 1940s or 50s.

His wording is the reaction of a man born of that era - and stuck there, as far as I can see. I foolishly tried to dissuade him of the belief that I couldn't have possibly met great minds of the 21st century via my blog, and I failed. (Why did I think he would listen to me? He didn't listen to Seth Godin)

Discussion over, I guess.

Donna DeClemente

Okay, I went over and read Alan's blog and his comments to your comments. Who is this guy and who does he think he is coming down on you and the whole "women's thing" as he says? What year was he born and does he know anything about marketing? My guess is nothing.

"Hysterical", what an odd word for him to use. Yvonne, you are far from hysterical! In fact quite the opposite. People like him just get my Italian temper up and it's best for me to probably not say anything more.

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