It’s Fine To Talk The Talk, But Bullshit Always Walks
I was gratified to read a post by Chris Brogan the other day titled “An Insider’s Guide to Social Media Etiquette
SIDE NOTE: I hadn’t heard of Chris until about a year ago when he was suddenly inaugurated by his fellow marketers as king of all things social.
For some reason the title caught my eye (nice piece of link-bait there Chris) so I checked it out. It was a carefully written piece expousing some good common sense but not a whole lot new there that I hadn’t already known before. But nonetheless a rather fine piece of Content Curation if I may say so.
There was something however that really got my attention, and that was his comment about linking. He said:
“If someone’s work inspires your own post, it’s a nice thing to “hat tip” them with a link to the post that inspired you, somewhere in the post (usually down at the bottom)”
WOW! Chris tore a page right from the Blokester’s own book. This is what I have been saying for years … but coming from a marketer? There is a God after all.
All I can say is I can only hope the words are put into action and that more of his colleagues will take heed, like his friend Darren Rowse for example. Because in my book talking the talk is great, BUT bullshit always walks.
P.s.: Do you think Chris will mind me hotlinking his pic? After all, I already give him a link (and I’m still waiting for mine). Stay humble my friend.
P.s. #2: Apparently somebody (or some people) in the internet marketing business don’t appreciate my opinions. According to my blog host company this blog has been under a sustained SQL Injection Attack since writing this post. Do you believe in coincidence? Neither do I. Is that REAL enough for you?