Saturday, December 20, 2008
Firmly based on scientific psychological tests and theories, you can find out what your personality type is according to your blog writing style...its determined by entering the address of your blog into the "Typealyzer" website. All of "TheZologyBlogs" 40 addresses yielded the same result about the editor / author, that I am one of "The Doers", as the following states: "ESTP - The Doers: The active and play-ful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time." It goes on to state that the parts of my brain which were dominant during the writing of my blogs were, "Thinking" (logical and math-oriented) , "Practical", with "Sensing" components of order, habit and details put into use. I guess I agree with that assessment. Try it out for yourself...if you dare and have some fun.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Kevin Cogill 27, from Culver City, California, pleaded guilty today in Los Angeles to a copyright violation due to posting on his blog (http://www.antiquiet.com/features/2008/06/weve-got-chinese-democracy-and-its-worth-the-wait/) nine of the fourteen tracks from the Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" months before it was officially released. He could end up with a year in prison, a large fine, probation time and required cooperation with authorities since he has yet to reveal the source for acquiring the music for his blog.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.Net features even more bloggers he met at "Blog World Expo 2008" held in Las Vegas, Nevada and interviews them about each of their blogging experiences. This is the Third of a three part video series offering an insight into the world of blogging.
Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.Net features more bloggers he met at "Blog World Expo 2008" held in Las Vegas, Nevada and interviews them about each of their blogging experiences. This is the Second of a three part video series offering an insight into the world of blogging.
Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.Net features three bloggers he met at "Blog World Expo 2008" held in Las Vegas, Nevada and interviews them about each of their blogging experiences. This is the First of a three part video series offering an insight into the world of blogging.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
While in the back of our minds, we all knew this was true. Corporate blogs, like Jonathan Schwartz Blog and Bob Lutz of GM frequently talk about one thing –they’re companies and their products. In fact, some would argue corporate blogs don’t live up to the dream of naked transparency as we saw from Robert Scoble way back in 2006. Instead, many corporate blogs have become a rehash of press releases written in more of a human tone, yet fail to address the real conversation that’s happening in the marketplace.
In the above graphic, Josh Bernoff has conducted research and found that consumers said they trusted corporate blogs very little. How little?
“Not only do blogs rank below newspapers and portals, they rank below wikis, direct mail, company email, and message board posts”
–in fact, a mere 16%
While I certainly discussed the findings with Josh before the report was published, he has far more details on the report, and answer what you should (and survey methodology) do from his post.
For what it’s worth, I spearheaded the corporate blogging program at Hitachi Data Systems, helped my two recent CEOs start blogging, and am an active ‘corporate’ blogger myself. Love to hear your thoughts on this, were you surprised?
Update: The Blog Council (a third party organization) has addressed the data, and has listed out many of their trusted blogs, I think most are part of their council. I wonder what the Blog Business Summit, Shel Israel, Dave Taylor will say –did corporations follow their instructions –doesn’t look like it.
Update: You can download the report for free, after your register on the Forrester site.(article source: Jeremiah Owyang SF Bay Area, USA)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Blogging Can Help – or Hurt – Your Career...blogging has become an impulsive contemporary art for careerists. Its a type of "Personal Branding". Should you develop your own blog or shouldn’t you? Will it help or hurt your career? Here are some excerpts from John O'Connor's article on blogging to present this canvas to you as a primer of sorts to think about this issue. John M. O'Connor, MFA, is the President of Career Pro of NC, Inc., a comprehensive career services organization specializing in Executive Outplacement, Corporate Outplacement, Federal/Military Career Transition and Consulting.
HOW BLOGS CAN HELP:
1. You have an audience. Keep it positive.
Blogging may add to the company’s brand and your position as an authority or subject matter expert within your company or your field.
2. Paint the right picture. Drive customer confidence.
As you site critical sources and make intelligent, important observations your personal blog augments your position within your company and promotes your company. You never bash your company. You can be yourself and be authentic.
3. Get a raise and a promotion. Defend the faith.
Blogging helps you document and publish your ideas while associating with great people.
HOW BLOGS CAN HURT:
1. One small step. Negative posts can be fatal.
Blogging can open you up for many legal, liability and employment questions, problems or crises.
2. Pictures tell a thousand stories.
3. Beautiful art can be destroyed.
Imagine you’re an artist like Michelangelo dipping brush to paint; a seemingly limitless creative well. You’re halfway done with your masterpiece, the signature of your worklife and rather spiritual mission. As you take your impossible position on the scaffold to paint more of the Sistine Chapel you have a thought. Imagine you could destroy your Sistine Chapel with one strike of the match. Like the great artist, blogging can help you take ownership of your career and worklife vision. Of course, it can also be just for fun too. But let’s also realize you, like the great artist, have the power to create or destroy your career future with just a few strokes or decisions.