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#30Thursday post number three!

September 16, 2010

Boy, there were some AMAZING posts this last week! I got some great recommendations, and making choices for the remainder was tough. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I did. Maybe they will inspire you to write your own blog post in response.

Don’t forget – start your own 30Thursday post. Ask people to submit blog posts to you. #30Thursday becoming a community of blog reading, writing, and sharing is my dream :)

1. We were  off and running with this post from Matt Shaw. He calls it his “boogie man post” and he calls out Chris Brogan.

2. Another great post from Lisa Barone: 6 ways to lose customers, credibility, and  friends on social media

3. Stellar and to the point from @sueyoungmedia: “Hello, my name is Dumbass” (love it)

4. One of the more brilliant posts on Social Influence I’ve seen, by my buddy @JefftheSensei

5. My friend Ellen (aka @SweetSoaps) is gonna be on MSNBC on Sunday!!! :o

6. @SbuxMel has a lot of insights about the business side of Starbucks in her post about “drip only” lines.

7. This is a really amazing post from @LisaPetrilli on the importance of asking, from May of this year.

8. In case you wanted tangible proof as to why I admire @JayBaer, read his “Chicken and the Egg” post.

9. Great article from (written by Andy Beal) on 6 steps to take before you start monitoring of Social Media

10. There were a lot of posts about 9/11, but I thought @mayaREguru’s was among the most poignant.

11. Outstanding interview sent to me by @ckburgess: The 7 steps of creativity, interview of Tim Leake by Brian Slattery

12. How Eminem stayed relevant & how it can save your blog. Masterful post at copyblogger, written by Sean Platt.

13. @tommyismyname is struggling with character versus authenticity. Are you? Read this excellent post.

14. My new friend @CorpWriter4Hire debunks 5 myths about the corporate Ghost Writer. Very educational!

15. Are you so busy calling yourself an expert that you’re not even doing due diligence and researching your prospects? Read why @RickBakas groups “Social Media experts” with Santa Claus.

16. This will probably end up being the cutest post — about clouded leopard cubs :) Thanks to @SarahLizLaw for the suggestion!

17. One of my favorite scenes from this week’s Mad Men also inspired @BrianSRice. The Wind and the Son, one of Aesop’s Fables

18. Internet Marketing is still very much like the Wild Wild West. @AllisonNazarian warns, “beware of the snake oil salesman” in her post, Enough Already (recommended to me by @cloudspark)

19. If you love metrics and ROI, you’ll love this fantastically researched post from @createdevelop

20. My always brilliant friend @knowledgebishop offers thoughts on how our current Social Media world is like Musical Chairs.

21. A checklist from @ementormarketing for driving traffic to your new e-commerce website (guest post at

22. @smartel explains the wonder of a company both listening AND using good manners in Social Media. Great story!

23. @mitchjoel writes more eloquently than I ever could about one simple truth – Social Media might not be perfect for you or your company

24. @geoffliving is pondering how to stay relevant for your communities. And by the way, this is how you disclose that you are using your blog to work on a book.

25. @pushingsocial writes about trust as a  blogging power tool. Trust him, it works!

26. The press release is dead? @HeidiCohen says Au Contraire. The Press Release is Alive and Kicking!

27. Interesting peek into the future, and the present, and the past, in @julien’s Where the poor go post

28. I want to keep the spotlight on the awful situation Colin Bower is in. Here is @ChrisBrogan’s post about Colin, Noor, and Ramsay

29. @BethHarte wrote a brilliant post on why we don’t ask why. Can you answer any of her “why” questions? Awe inspiring food for thought.

30. Talk about thought provoking. @SuzanneVara on Twitter gone bad (or is it?)

8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 18, 2010 10:24 am


    I’m honored that you thought to include me and to be part of such an esteemed group! I think it’s exciting to see you honoring not just the ideas but brilliant writing as well.

    All the very best and thank you again,


    • September 18, 2010 3:47 pm

      No problem! @CateTV actually recommended that specific post :) I was glad she did. It was lovely.

  2. September 18, 2010 4:56 pm


    Thank you for including the post to round up your list. I am honored to be in such great company. This post was very near and dear to me as we are all using twitter differently and that is fine but man oh man how dare you self promote when something so serious is going on in your community? Now they are not heavy tweeters but that is not really an excuse considering they took the tweet down and did not have an apology until AFTER the post went up. Did the post prompt them? Not sure but when I did reach out to them after they apologized, they did not respond to me. Interesting.

    When we use the tools that are afforded to us we have to consider our community – locally and online. I am not there but I felt for these people as if I was. I thought about the people, their families and also the businesses that would be affected not necessarily for sales but for the impact it would have on them being in the community. A lesson here was learned not necessarily about how to use Twitter but more on how we treat those around us.

    • September 18, 2010 5:52 pm

      Absolutely. I didn’t see it till a couple of days after you had actually posted it, but I think it’s an amazing post, and I give you major kudos not only for spotting that but also for shining a real bright spotlight on it. It calls into question so many things about Twitter use.

      As a somewhat related example, a friend of mine is really being hounded by a total turd, so I went to the Twitter help page to see what we could do. The turd is clever and changes names whenever someone blocks them. Twitter’s stance is that it will not step in to moderate any situation and everyone has the right to free speech. If you feel you’re being endangered, call the police.

      I can’t really decide if I think that is fair or not. It’s their site. If you show proof that someone is decreasing the quality of your experience and your life, shouldn’t they do something about it? I dunno. Slippery slope, I suppose, but still…

      Very thought provoking, m’dear.

  3. September 21, 2010 1:15 am

    Thanks so much for the shout-out, Marjorie! Sorry to get back to you a bit late on this, but it’s an impressive #30Thursday list in which to be included – I greatly appreciate such kind words. The creativity series with Tim Leake was fantastically engrossing to work on and I have to say I felt honored to have the chance to pass along his lasting creative insights from his agency experience. Thankfully after having gone through your post, I have quite a few blogs still to dig into. Cheers!

  4. September 30, 2010 9:53 am

    Thanks so much for including me on this list — took a look at a few of your recs and all were qute good (and I never would have seen them without you — so thank you doubly!).

    Every time I find someone who is smart, honest (as in really honest, not just “I am telling you I am honest so therefore I am honest”) and real, I feel like maybe the world if a fantastic place after all :)

    (you mixed some letters in my last name — it’s a bear, I know :) — so I never got a Google Alert about this and thus am only commenting now!)

    • September 30, 2010 9:59 am

      Oh no! I am so sorry!!!! :( I’ll go fix that today. Grr. I thought I double-checked that too.

      I loved your post!

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