As a blogger, tweeter and social media marketer, I often wonder if people actually read the stuff I talk about on my blog and in the social sphere. I found out that people do, as I was nominated for the BostInno Insider Awards. If you don’t follow @bostinno on Twitter or Facebook, you’re missing out on some great content. The team does a great job of featuring top bloggers and has edgy perspectives on the what’s what in our techno-driven world. Everything from local companies doing cool things to Facebook IPOs and even an off-topic article about Beyonce & Jay-Z’s BlueIvy (thanks for that jem, Sliggity). So back to this award, I’m in great company with the likes of Mike Troiano, Edward Boches and . I’ve had the pleasure of working for and learning from Mike, meeting Edward at industry events and now meeting Ilya through the twitterverse. If you are the company you keep, I’m feeling like da bomb.
About this whole blogging thing. It’s not easy to produce good content and it’s even harder to find the time to write. The Insider Award nomination, in addition to being flattering and humbling, gave me the continued encouragement to keep writing, keep sharing and keep telling my stories. It might be about something as non-businessy as chivalry being dead or something with strategic insight like my opinion on why Kodak failed. I sometimes start writing and think, “who the hell cares about my opinion on <insert topic, rant or rave>?!” and then I tell myself, “write, dammit.” And so it goes. I am thankful that I started my blog back in 2008, even tho I had no idea what I was going to say. My first blog post was published just a few days after being laid off (for the first time) and realizing that social media was at the center of getting on my feet toward what was next. I always say that things happen for a reason. Had I not been laid off, maybe I would never have started my blog. If I hadn’t started my blog, I wouldn’t have a soapbox for my rants and raves. And, without my soapbox, there would be no BostInno Insider Award nomination. And here we are. Thanks for the nomination, guys. I am super-psyched.
PS: If I’m lucky enough to have you as a reader of my blog, I’d love your vote…#imnotworthy