January 30, 2007
I'm One in 2000! Brag, Brag, Brag...
Heard about the 2000 bloggers viral marketing experiment? Tino Buntic of the TradePals business-to-business directory created it as a tribute to the social blogosphere. The only requirement was to have a photo of oneself on the blog (thus I've added mine), and to get Tino's attention before he reached his limit. Since hundreds of people like myself were included along with better-known bloggers like Rosie O'Donnell, Donald Trump and Seth Godin, it doesn't make me special, but it's fun to be included and traffic here has increased somewhat as a result.
Okay, so why am I reluctant to say this IS special, since it is, sort of? I'm reading a book called Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It by communication coach Peggy Klaus and it seems that "self-praise stinks" is a myth we could question. Deserve some credit and too shy to ask for it? This could result in some resentment. If you think others should be praising and promoting you instead of you...you can wait for the testimonials to roll in, or you can get the ball rolling.
See if you can find yours truly in the grid...and anyone else you know.
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